Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2007 21:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The Sony UX1XN is quite possibly one of the smallest laptops ever. Think of the smallest laptop you've ever seen, and this will be smaller. Probably. Everything about it is dinky - it's barely bigger than a thick-ish paperback book, yet it packs a full Vista-touting PC inside its diddy dimensions."
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Keyboard
by Messere on Thu 15th Mar 2007 16:50 UTC
Messere
Member since:
2006-10-12

The weakest point of this and similar devices is their keyboard. There's no way I ever buy a device you can't touch-type on.

What happened to those great clamshell devices like Jornada: http://www.lowlevel.cz/log/images/j720_front_s.jpg or Vadem Clio: http://www.pocketpcmag.com/_archives/Jan00/images/Vadem_Clio_group.... or NEC Mobile Pro http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/parekh/features/CeBIT-2003-2...

Why can't they just beef them up, add bluetooth, wifi, better screen and all and sell them insead of those pointless "wanna be a pc" oversized palmtops?

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RE: Keyboard
by Moochman on Sat 17th Mar 2007 14:57 in reply to "Keyboard"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed. Add the Psion netBook and netBook Pro to your list--they pack some of the best keyboards out there. The answer to what happened to those devices, though, is that they are being replaced with ultra-portable laptops these days.

But calling this device a "laptop" really is misleading, considering it doesn't have a proper keyboard. It's a
"UMPC"--Unsuitable for Most People's Conditions.

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