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Introducing the Ultra Mobile PC.....

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Spit, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. Spit

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    I want one of these......now......


    What do you think? It would help me in my working life. Just hope they get it right. They are supposed to be out this quarter.

    I didnt know which section of the forum to put this in so I realise its gonna move.
  2. AJUK

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    Oooh, want one of those. :)
  3. Rich1988


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    pfft I woudl just end up sitting on it :p
  4. gib786


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    gimme gimme gimme!
  5. fallbayuk

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  6. Spit

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  7. Gedalia_w


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    So its for people who want to look at internet and use office based applications in a more portable way?

    Dont really see the need for it myself, but then I dont travel for work.
  8. j00ni


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    Stuff the PC, i want the funky intel mug in the last pic :cool:
  9. vintage-x

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    Was thinking the exact same thing
  10. Spit

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  11. Chocki

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    I can see it taking off, especially after you read articles like this Wi-fi set to re-wire social rules

    But only if the apps work on both the portable and the home PC without any modifications, this is one of the reasons I think that PDA's never became more popular, people simply don't want different platforms, and lets face it, most of the useful apps you use on a home based PC are never available on a PDA.

    Wouldn't it be nice to carry your Home PC around in your pocket (albeit a large pocket), and be able to run the same apps that you do at home.
    OK so high end games might not work and very processor intensive apps would also be a no no, but Web browsing (Obviously), VOIP (I would buy one for this alone, it would pay it's way in no time at all!), being able to hook it up to your digital camera, select and edit your pic and send it all from one device, whilst out and about. There's a million and one uses for such a device.

    How about come up with some creative uses, I like the idea of the interactive game as mentioned on the BBC article above, and watching movies whilst travelling is another good use, imagine being late for work, stuck on the train, and being able to deal with all your e-mail before you get into the office etc.

    I know, we've had laptops for years, but, they are still just that bit too big to make them ultra portable.
  12. Jamie1984


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    looks groovy and is smaller than a laptop, wonder if anyone will buy it?
  13. Dinomania


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    Shame WiFi is so expensive at the moment!

    You're basically looking at a £25ish monthly fee or £5/hour with most hotspots at the moment. Rubbish.
  14. sphen


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    I'm holding back from buying one for a few months yet at least. I'm not convinced about the battery life and for now my Sony ultraportable is more than adequate. However, once it gets WiMAX support, I'll be buying it to use with my provider.

    Has anyone here tried using the tablet/pen/stylus functionality of XP tablet edition, ANy thoughts? I think I'd much prefer the UMPCs with the built-in-keyboard.

    Having said all of that, thats on the basis I don't get one of those OQOs first.