Answering some of the unanswered questions about the R50a, a new tablet-style UMPC from ASUS, is a review by the Spanish-language website Hispazone. Take a look at the article translation for a good 5-page run-down but don’t miss these points.
- 3.5 hours with connectivity options switched on.
- Max 50MB/s read speed on ssd. 20MB/s write.
- 3G, GPS, Fingerprint reader included.
- Included foldable USB keyboard.
- SDHC support (micro)
- No ethernet port.
- VGA out via adaptor.
- Origami Experience 2.0.
Its great to see ASUS still pushing forward with the mid-range UMPCs and moving on from the mediocre R2H and R2E products with high-end features and a slick design but it’s so sad to watch them avoiding the low-cost route. According to my sources, you’ll be paying around 1000 Euros for this which, in the current climate of belt-tightening, may not even appeal to the pro-mobile customers that are being targeted.