Archive | September, 2008

Gigabyte M912M. Less is more.

Posted on 30 September 2008

While the M912V had an impressive high resolution display, the M912M, with its 1024×600 display seems to be more suitable for the average user. It’s a much brighter screen with great contrast and even brings better battery life. For 50 Euro less than the high resolution model, this seems to be a better choice. We received the retail-boxed M912M from Mobilx.EU yesterday with the sole intention of checking out the […]

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Will I buy the Everun Note?

Posted on 29 September 2008

Sam, via email, asks: Hi Chippy. i want to know, after you fried the Everun Note. What is your final thought of it? Is it worth buying and for the price mark of $900? Would you buy one yourself? Yes, I fried the Everun note by plugging in the wrong power cable. Luckily I had two good weeks of solid testing with it as my personal ultra mobile PC before […]

Gigabyte M912M (Retail) arrived. Live testing later today.

Posted on 29 September 2008

A quick note to all of you waiting for the low-down on the M912M (LED-backlit version of the M912X.) A retail version has arrived here from Mobilx and I’ll be testing it out this evening. We need to find out. 1) If the screen is brighter and has better contrast. (Likely) 2) How much more battery life we get compared to the M912X (Estimated 10-20%) 3) If it’s cooler than […]

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Liliputing, JKKMobile and UMPCPortal team-up for Product Database Enhancements.

Posted on 28 September 2008

We’ve always tried to keep up with all the UMPC, MID and netbook products by at least entering them into the database but recently there have simply been too many products to handle. It’s a problem that needed attention so we’ve decided to open up the product information platform to partners that can share the load, offer the info as extra value to their visitors and have the option to […]

Ultra Mobile Podcast 20 – Part 1 of 2

Posted on 27 September 2008

We doubt that you’ll want to sit through the 90 minutes of recording that JKK, Sascha and myself made yestrday evening in one go so we’ve split it up into two parts. The first part covers the Benq S6, The Fujitsu U2010 and a good discussion about why we should all get behind Ubuntu Mobile. Part 2, to be posted tomorrowon Tuesday, includes some great discussion about netbooks. Download here, […]

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Archos sees PMPs evolving into MIDs.

Posted on 27 September 2008

I don’t usually spend Saturday morning reading investor presentations and I can’t even remember how I got here but it’s interesting to look at the 22 April 2008 investor presentation from Archos. The personal media player company sees a migration to MIDs happening in the next 2 years. They also say that there is only one Internet, it needs a minimum 5″, 800×480 screen, that the MID market will 70M […]

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VAIO UX490 modded with U7600 Core 2 Duo, may be the world’s fastest UMPC

Posted on 26 September 2008

A few weeks ago we told you about the VAIO UX280 that was modded with the 1.2GHz U7600 ULV processor and scored an impressive 30,069 in the Crystal Mark benchmark program. This time it is a UX490, the latest UX model, which was modded with the U7600 and the Crystal Mark scores are something to behold. MicroPCTalk forum member Ahn did the modification to another forum member’s UX490 (computercowboy), which […]

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Benq S6. First 3G MID launches in Italy.

Posted on 26 September 2008

How long, just how long, did we have to wait for this? It feels like years! The first Atom-based MID in the western world finally launches. I’ve been trying to keep in contact with Benq about this since we spoke in depth about it at IDF but where does the information always come from in the end? A UMPCPortal reader of course! We don’t need no stinkin PR people ;-) […]

Offer: EeePC for under 120 quid at Expansys today. (UK)

Posted on 26 September 2008

Fancy an Eee for the kitchen? One for the caravan? Garage? Our friends at Expansys UK are offering Eee PC 701 Surf UMPCs between 11am and 4pm today for, quite frankly, silly prices. The best thing is that if you order through these links today, you also support UMPCPortal as we get a few coins back for the ultra mobile PC testing fund! ultra mobile PC Friday: Selected deals between […]

UMDs. 200 Million by 2013.

Posted on 25 September 2008

That’s Ultra Mobile Devices to you and me and it’s a term I rather like. Anyway, back to the story where ABI Research tells us that the UMD market, comprising Netbooks, MIDs and UMPCs. (Don’t ask us which definitions they’re using!) will reach, wait for it, 200 million units by 2013. The interesting prediction is that by 2013, MIDs (Lets assume they mean small, handheld PMP-style Internet devices) will surge […]

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Dell’s E-Slim 12" Netbook Crosses over to the danger zone.

Posted on 25 September 2008

If Intel can prevent OEM’s from using the Dual Core CPU in their netbook and notebook designs, how come they can’t stop Dell using the Z-Series Atom in a notebook? Just as the Dual-core CPU could damage notebook sales, so to could putting a 12" screen on a netbook, even if it didn’t have a dual-core CPU inside. I was alerted to this misnomer [hmmm wrong word perhaps. Anomaly?] today […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Unboxing at Laptop.com

Posted on 25 September 2008

One good thing about the flood of netbooks is that consumers get lots of choice. Believe it or not, there are a few netbooks that manage to stand out from the others. I feel that the IdeaPad S10 has the potential to stand out; it looks quite attractive, and you’ll see in the unboxing video from Laptop.com that it appears to be slightly smaller than the Asus EEE 1000H, and […]

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