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A 5" screen with an active digitiser, a slide-out keyboard, built-in 3G and Bluetooth and a nice big hard drive: full details here. I'd call it a real UMPC...

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ramtops
6th Dec, 2007 13:05 (UTC)
Call it what you like, it's still horribly expensive compared to the EEEEEEEEE. I have no desire to pay for a Windows licence I don't want, and the EEE would do me just fine.
lovingboth
6th Dec, 2007 14:48 (UTC)
Yes, I went a) 'eeek' at the cost, b) 'tut' at the fact that they're not offering it with Linux must mean Microsoft are being naughty with their OEM licensing again, and c) 'erm' when pondering who on earth would try running Vista Ultimate on it.
marypcb
6th Dec, 2007 15:00 (UTC)
erm, lots of people would run Vista Ultimate on it. Vista has a far bigger market share than Linux, the unit runs Vista very capably, gets better battery life under Vista than XP and has the other Vista advantages.

If you read my news piece you'll see that Linux runs on it but OQO choose not to sell it. Possibly because you need Windows for handwriting recognition and that's one of the selling points for an active digitiser.

It's certainly eye-wateringly expensive, but then so are most low-volume, custom-designed, highly-integrated devices with this many features.
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