R50a tested by Hispazone

Posted on 10 October 2008, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

Answering some of the unanswered questions about the R50a, a new tablet-style ultra mobile PC 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.

  • r50a 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.

R50a datasheet.

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