Friday, August 04, 2006

An Australian Ultra Mobile PC review

ROAM Magazine with UMPC on cover

Adam Turner has done a great job of reviewing the eo Ultra Mobile PC in this month’s issue of ROAM Magazine. On this occasion his distaste for the product is shortly overshadowed by shades of hope for the form factor. “Not good for business” and “clunky too;” with comments like this it’s not hard to see why UMPC is having a slow uptake.

My understanding is that most regular Tablet PC’s, with Wacom styled active digitizer boards embedded, are more than twice the price of UMPC. With NOT more than twice the functionality I think the UMPC form factor uptake will gain steam and motivate more users to buy it as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th PC. All we need to explain is the functionality vs the inabilities and users will soon look past the limitations and find a happy place for UMPC, wherever that may be. Perhaps as a portable Camera mate!

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