View Full Version : UMPC options

February 19th, 2008, 09:14 AM

just discovered NR, seems to be really awesome. Am considering using a HTC PDAphone to control, but then I came to think of UMPCs... Anyone have experience with any of these?

Link: http://www.expansys.no/t.aspx?f=24

February 19th, 2008, 10:06 AM


here is some additional/similar discussion :



July 26th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Here is a nice table of UMPCs: http://www.umpcportal.com/products/.

For some that are on sale (as opposed to announcements) there is this outlet in Chicago:
http://www.dynamism.com/35/category.shtml has US$ pricing.

Of particular interest are those using Intel Atom Z Silverthorne processor which is optimised for low power.

Returning to http://www.umpcportal.com/products/. and eliminating the ones without (any kind of) atom and all those closer to 1kg than to 1/2 kg, and those with GPS, Linux the list is:

Sharp Wllcom D4 5", 1024 x 768, 470 gm, flip up keyboard, Asia only?

LG Xnote B832 4.8", 800 x 480, 590 gm, push under keyboard

Asus R50a 5.6", 1024 x 600, 520gm, no keyboard, Silverthorne

Gigabyte M528 4.8", 800 x480, 340 gm, push under keyboard, dynamism: "Coming Soon. Pre-order yours today for fastest delivery."

All come with Vista, 1Gb ram

... and none quite available??!!!

Available now (?) at about 500 gm (any processor), <$1000, not mini-laptop, wifi

Wibrain B1 4.8" $649 with XP home ($499 with Linux!!)
Raon XP Home, 4.8" home AMD LX800, keyboard on one end, 30Gb HDD, 500 gm, $749

August 2nd, 2008, 10:33 AM
Just got a Fujitsu u810, it's atom based and so far it's pretty sweet. The key for good performance is to ditch vista and install XP. The screen is very bright and it works well with finger touch input under NR.

I got the model with the AT&T wireless option, but haven't activated it yet. My plan is to use it to VPN into home network to have control when I'm offsite...