UMPC New Life?

Discussion in 'UMPC - Ultra Mobile PC' started by cgrape2, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. cgrape2

    cgrape2 Not New Stuff

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    Recently I have been pushing a couple of older UMPCs(A Tablet Kiosk EO and a pair of Samsung Q1s)to see how relevant they would be in this new world of Android OS handhelds(tablets with a 5 to 7 inch display).
    Those old WinXP osed UMPCs did not really come out all that badly.I was pretty suprised that even tho the older PCs were heavier and thicker...after awhile it wasn't as big a factor as I had feared.
    Sadly,the Android OSed tablets proved a clear winner in almost all of the "Real World" tasks.Well,except in everything but storage.There.the older tech was superior.
    As I sort out my notes,I'll add to this posting.
    cgrape2
     
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I still have an Asus R2h and love the thing but I haven't even looked at it since buying an Acer W500.
     
  3. cgrape2

    cgrape2 Not New Stuff

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    As promised,I have a few things to add.
    1)My "Everyday"carry machine has been a Samsung Q1U!I had issues with the internal 3gcard,but my T-Mobile USB dongle works fine.
    I am still holding on to my Huwei S7....but find myself dragging the Q1 around with me 90% of the time.
    My only Q1 issue has been a non working Rear Camera.(Gotta be a fix somewhere...)But the front camera works fine,so Skype is not an issue.
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Do you have some sort of extended battery for your Q1u?

    (There's one for the R2h 11000mAph or something crazy)
     
  5. cgrape2

    cgrape2 Not New Stuff

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    Yup,I get almost 5 hours of use with a little power management.(Toning down the brightness,turning off the Wireless when it's not needed,etc...)
    I'll be a "Happy Camper" if I can figure out the back camera issue!
    In my hunt for the best use of "Old Tech",the Q1u really has stood out!
    cgrape2(posted using the Q1u)
     
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