Final release of the Microsoft UMPC Display Emulator Beta is now ready for download.
File Name: UMPCDisplayEmulator.msi
Date Published: 5/3/2006
Download Size: 1.2 MB
Knowing that UMPC deliveries are only weeks away, Hugo Ortega of the UberTablet blog couldn’t help but get a little creative this evening. With talk of Tablet MVP’s trying out UMPC devices his excitement levels were as high as ever. All he could think of was, ‘I just want to demo my own UMPC!’
Using the Microsoft UMPC display emulator, a tool designed for software developers to view their application's layout and screen behavior as it appears on a UMPC, Hugo does his best to create a Virtual UMPC device at home!
Here are some notes:
- We know UMPC will run a 1.0GHz CPU of some sort and Windows XP Tablet Edition as its Operating System - Hugo Ortega grabbed a Sahara Slate running a 1.0GHz CPU and then proceeded to install Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on it.
- We know the resolution on most UMPC devices will run 800*480 native on a 7” TFT; to replicate this Hugo installed Microsoft’s UMPC Display Emulator (download UMPC Display Emulator) to replicate a 7" UMPC device on a 12.1" Slate.
- We know that the UMPC screen will be resistive touch, and not digitizer like current Tablet PC's, so Hugo makes sure that his experiment is conducted on a resistive touch slate PC.
Now that Hugo Ortega has mimicked almost all the UMPC criterion; all that is left is to let the demo speak for itself, “Via Virtual UMPC.”The following is not a UMPC device – believe it or not – it is however an UberTablet.blogspot.com "Via Virtual UMPC" demo, dedicated to all of you that will not touch a UMPC for months to come!
What do you think?