Thursday, March 15th 2007

CeBIT: Ultra-Mobile PCs and other Mini-Notebooks

With a breathtaking pixel density of 263 dpi text and graphics look like printed on the 4.5 inch display (1024x600 pixel) of Sony's Vista Ultra-Mobile PC 'UX1XN'. The mini notebook can be operated with a pen on the screen or with the keyboard which will be revealed if you move the display up. The unit is powered by a 1.33GHz Core Solo (533MHz FSB, 2MB L2-Cache), comes with 1GB RAM, a 32GB Flash hard disk (SSD).

More of it's features are a CF-Slot, a Memory Stick Duo, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11g, USB 2.0 (a single connector only) and Firewire. Price: 2999 Euros!

Fujitsu Siemens presents it's 'Lifebook P7230' with an integrated DVD-Super Multi Writer, a webcam and an UMTS/HSDPA-modem. The very handy (around 1.5kg) Vista Business-notebook comes with a reflective 10.6 inch display (1280x768), an ULV Core Solo with 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM and a 80GB, 4200 RPM hard disk. Price: 2999 Euros!
The second generation of Samsung's UMPC is called 'Q1 Ultra', is powered by an Intel CPU as well and besides the 7 inch Display (1024x600, 300 cd/qm) it has two built-in cameras(one at the front and the other one at the back). With the standard batterie it will run for 4 hours, a bigger one will provide 7 hours. You don't need to worry about connectivity, WLAN, Bluetooth and various cellular phone networks.Source: Heise CeBIT Newsticker
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Semi-Retired Folder
I had some time to play with the predecessor to the UX1XN running XP Tablet edition. I found the screen incredibly small, and hard to work with. Text was extremely hard to read due to the very small screen. It was kind of like taking your entire desktop and shrinking it to fit on a PSP screen. It works, but just barely.
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Bird of Prey
Ive worked with HPs small pc, like the palm pilot looking one. It was cool, but the KB was cramped and the screen, while beautiful, was a little bit too odd with resolutions.
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