Make sure you know what you are getting
Subject: Mobile | April 17, 2008 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure, UMPCs are designed to look great, are very light and seem like a great idea. There are compromises made though, and someone expecting a DVD drive or fast performance will be disappointed. The ASUS U2E is designed to fit between laptop and ultra portable. It is not as powerful as a laptop, but it sports a lot more features than the MacBook Air without gaining too much weight. As AnandTech points out in their review, there are two models to choose from, so choose wisely according to your needs, storage space or speed.
"All of the above means that ultraportables often disappoint users who don't know what to expect. A good example of this
is the MacBook Air, which at first blush looks like a very sleek, sexy laptop.Dig a little deeper, however, and many
people will discover that the missing features are just too important. Small keyboards, lack of integrated optical
drives, and lackluster performance all play a role, and then you still end up having to pay a price premium for the
privilege of owning an ultraportable. Still reading? Good. Let's see how ASUS tries to avoid some of these pitfalls and
whether or not they can succeed."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
ThinkPad X300 Ultraportable Notebook @ HotHardware
- Samsung SGH-F700 @ Hardware
- Apple's MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD:
Performance and Battery Life Investigated @ AnandTec
Mini-Ninja Laptop Cooler - Kicking the Butt of Heat @ BCCHardware
- ASUS U6S Review @ Digital Trends
- Bang & Olufsen Serenata Mobile
Phone @ Hardware Zone
- Pioneer Dreambook Caters for
All Tastes @ VIA Arena
- Lenovo ThinkPad
X300 @ Hardware Zone
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