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Ultra Portable

April 20, 2005 10:32 AM PST

A few days ago George sent me a pointer to a new 'mini tablet' prototype device. Pocket PC thoughts picked up on this a bit later and it spawned a debate about mini-tables / ultra portables vs. PocketPCs.
I got caught up in this again and went back to take another look at some of the current generation of ultra-portables out there like the flybook, the OQO and the Sony Vaio U-50 / U-70 / U-71 / U-750. The Sony seems like a pretty good trade off between portability and power. I wish it had built in blue tooth, but that can be fixed with a CF adapter. They are very expensive but they turn up on ebay from time to time. Dave's did a nice review last friday. Many people have put the full Tablet OS on these. JK is one of these guys, he has a nice page of links for Sony U owners here.
So am I ready to give up my PPC and convert to an ultra portable? Not quite yet, but I'm keeping an open mind.

Comments (1)
John, April 25, 2005 11:27 PM:

MS is showing a mini-tablet proto type. It is a couple of years away, but I think the form factor is right.

Read about it here

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