Yes, another UMPC notebook joins the “gang”, this time it’s Fujitsu with the new Amilo Mini, coming up later this year with an 8.9-inch display and revolutionary interchangeable colorful lids. Apparently, it will run Windows Xp (there’s a special Windows key on the keyboard) and embrace Intel Atom processor to live with the mighty competitors. Estimated price is believed to be around $470 to $630, depends on the configuration. Meanwhile, checkout the videos after the break.
Asus Eee PC 900 has a new 30GB storage capacity version, replacing some of the previous 12GB and 20GB models. All three versions include 1GB RAM, WLAN 802.11 B/G connectivity, MMC/SD/SDHC Card Reader, black or white colors at your choice and the usual 8.9 inch screen display. In addition, two of the models will run a Linux OS, as the third one will have the XP flavor. Mind you, these are not Atom based mini laptops, so it looks a little pricey to pay over $500 when you have the 901series.
Sharp has teamed up with Willcom to release a new all-in-one UMPC, known as the Willcom D4 (aka WS016SH). This top-notch device comes with tons of features and runs Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. It has full QWERTY keyboard, a 5-inch touchscreen, a 2 MP camera and the most advanced Centrino Atom Z520 processor. Check out the specs and the video after the break:
- OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.
- Processor: 1.33GHz Centrino Atom Z520.
- Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM.
- Display: 5.0″ touchscreen 262k color (1024×600).
- Storage: 40GB.
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR.
- Other features: 2MP camera, a 64-key QWERTY keyboard, a mono speaker.
- Outputs: USB2.0, microSD extension, SIM card slot.
- Dimensions: 84x188x25.9mm, 470gm.
- Price: $1,250
Almost 2 months after HP has revealed its new UMPC Mini Note wonder, it goes live stateside, with a price range from $499 to $849. To refresh your memory, we are talking about a great mini laptop, built from a brushed metal, with Via C7-M processor (1.0 GHz up to 1.6 GHz), an 8.9-inch screen (1280×768) and a full sized keyboard, for easy and accurate typing. It has great loudly speakers on its sides, a built-in webcam, WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity, SD / SDHC slot and many more. The 2133 runs Vista or Linux at your choice and comes with different configurations, like hard drive ranged from 4GB internal flash to 160GB SATA 7200 or 512MB of RAM up to 2GB of RAM. Personally, i think this new lappy from HP is a triumph, but to give you a better view of this magnificent mini notebook, checkout the 30 minutes review from jkOnTheRun, after the break.
A week after the first introduction at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Asus releases more info about the Eee PC 9″ mini lappy. As we all know, the new Eee features an 8.9-inch screen (1024 x 600), bigger trackpad, 1GB memory, 1.3MP webcam and 8GB to 12GB storage size. The news are that XP systems will support up to 12GB of storage while the Linux based models will provide up to 20GB. In addition, WiMAX & HSDPA technologies will be integrated around Q3 and more colors are on the way. The 9″ Eee models are expected to be released in June for $499.
Gigabyte wants a share from the UMPC cake, introducing the new M704, Vista-based, with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 (WXGA) touchscreen, a 1.2GHz VIA Esther ULV C7 processor, and a VX-700 chipset. The ultra mini houses a large slide out QWERTY keyboard, a 40GB / 60GB hard drive, memory card reader, a built-in 1.3MP camera, a TV output, WiFi 802.11b / g, two USB 2.0 ports, all adorned with a nice modern-tech sleeky design. No price or availability details, but we expect to see this handsome around very soon.
Three months after revealing the R50A at the CES 2008, Asus rolls out the R70A UMPC at the CeBit show in Hannover, Germany. The new R70A comes with a 7-inch screen, Windows Vista OS and 120GB storage size. We’re still lack of specs, but we’re going to update, once the show starts. Meanwhile. we can tell this baby features a 1.6GHz processor (hopefully Silverthorne), memory card slot, couple USB jackets and some built-in nav buttons. Stay tuned !
Sungjut TangoX wants to play in the popular UMPC game, introducing a model to compete with the famous Asus Eee PC. The new nano UMPC comes with a 7-inch touchscreen – 800×480 and an internal wireless Skype/VOIP phone. It is packed with tons of cool features and houses aplenty of room for storage. Although there is no word on pricing or availability, the nano UMPC seems to offer a great alternative to the Eee. Check out the specs:
- CPU: 1.2GHz VIA CPU C7-M ULV.
- Display: 7″ WVGA touchscreen (800×480).
- Memory: 1GB DDR2.
- Storage Size: 40GB or 80GB.
- Features: Built-in WiFi, a 4 in 1 Card reader, Ethernet Port, USB 2.0(x2), DVI output, integrated Skype/VOIP phone.
- Dimensions: 230x171x29.4mm, 970gm.
Korean corporation, Reigncom, has released its new multimedia electronic dictionary lineup, housing 82 different dictionaries in one box. The Dicple D30 features a 4.3-inch LCD screen, SRS WOW HD speakers, T-DMB, FM radio, Micro SD slot, PDF and CSD viewer. There are two main models – The D30C for Chinese learning, and the D30E for educational purposes. Both versions include three storage sizes: 2GB($346), 4GB($367) or 8GB($367$, without DMB tuner), all available in Korea. We can’t be sure they will hit our shores but one thing is certain, those machines resemble to UMPCs, period.
Hp joins the UMPC party, introducing the new Compaq 2133, an Eee PC-like model with 8.9-inch 1366 x 766 (WXGA) screen display, running Vista or Linux at your choice. The ultra mini features large QWERTY keyboard, ExpressCard/54 slot, built-in webcam, WiFi, and optional SSD drive. No price or availability details, but we expect to see this handsome around summer time. I hope HP will be kind enough to send me one.
Update: Commercial Times says it will be available around April for 630$, that’s double the Eee-PC price.
Following the enormous success of the Eee PC, Asus announced a new line, including 8/9/10 inch display. The most interesting model, should be the one with the 9 inch screen, as we hear it might be released with a touchscreen. Price is not going to be much higher than regular models, since adding a touch panel, is a matter of 15$ in the manufacturing cost.
Update: ASUS will not be offering a touchscreen panel, their market research shows limited demand.
So far, a large number of MID/UMPC devices have been introduced at the CES 2008. This time, it is Asus turn to unveil its latest, the R50A. This device is another advanced UMPC machine, equipped with the top-notch technology. Check out some of the features:
- Display: 5.6″ TFT LCD touchscreen (1024 x 600).
- Processor: Intel Silverthorne 1.3GHz, with Intel Menlow platform.
- Memory: 1GB
- Features: Webcam, Microphone, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, external speaker, global positioning system, 3G/3.5G connectivity, fingerprint reader.
- Dimension: 200 x 85 x 20 mm 520g.
LG joined the UMPC celebration at the CES, by announcing on a new MID/UMPC machine. The new LG device features the new ultra mobile Menlow platform from Intel, along side the new 1.33GHz 45nm Silverthorne processor. Price is expected to be around 1000 Euros.
- Display: 4.8″ WVGA TouchScreen (1024 x 600).
- Memory: 1GB RAM.
- Storage size: 40GB HDD (1.5″).
- OS: Windows Vista
- Processor: Silverthorne 45nm, 1.33GHz on Ultra Mobile Intel Menlow platform.
- Features: HSDPA, BlueTooth 2.0, WiFi, sliding keyboard,
- Size:148 x 92 x 29 mm 590g.
Is the new iRiver Wing UMPC reminding you something? Well…If you thought about the Asus Eee PC, you guessed right. As we mentioned, the huge impression (and sales) of the Eee ultra mini PC, made other companies reconsider their line of products. The iRiver WING is a WiFi enabled portable device with a 4″ touchscreen and 4GB of flash storage. It runs Windows CE Pro and equipped with a full QUERTY keyboard. Other features include web browsing, emails, FM radio, VOIP support and SD expansion.
It seems that many manufacturers got envy with the enormous success of the Asus Eee PC and wanted to have one of their own. The new UMPC series, from Kojinsha, is equipped with AMD Geode processor, 7″ 1024×600 resolution and a GPS navigation system. More info will be revealed at the CES show and I’m guessing we will see more of those during 2008.