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post Feb 6 2010, 12:41 PM
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I just bought one of these, and I have to say I am quite pleased with it. Check out Lisa Gade's review:


She only gave it 3 out of 5 stars, but that was when it was over $1,000.00. Also, it originally came with Vista, which ran kind of slow (resource hog that it is) and Service Pack 2 helped to speed it up. Many downgraded to XP Tablet, and were very happy with performance. Myself? I upgraded to Windows 7 and I am really happy with it. I hope to investigate some Linux distros as well, but haven't had time yet.

This thing is loaded with features:

1.6 Ghz Intel Atom Z530 processor
1 GB RAM (well that's a little too minimalist)
5.6" screen 1280 X 800 resolution
Intel GMA 530 video
60 GB hard drive
1.3 MegaPixel webcam
a,b,g,draftn WIFI
GPS and Garmin Mobile PC Software
convertable to tablet mode
1 USB port
CF slot Type I and II
SD card slot
Fingerprint sensor
VGA out and Ethernet using supplied dongle
4 cell battery gets about 7 or 8 hours
Mono speaker and audio jacks

Got mine for $416.00 plus (exorbitant) shipping charge ($457.00 total) from ubid.com. You won't find a more feature packed portable for the price.
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post Feb 7 2010, 01:38 PM
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@ merlin1:

It replaced my 6000L (Tosa). I had a C1000 for a few months, and went back to my Tosa because of the larger screen size mostly. I have not missed my Tosa as much as I thought I would, I guess because I can do all it did and more with this little device.

The netbook I had (Sylvania G) was a dud from the start. It came pre-installed with a Linux distro that did not support the built-in WIFI or video acceleration. It was an Ubuntu derivative (GOS), but if I updated anything, packages broke. A succession of Distros were tried, and would lock up after a few hours. VIA's Linux support was practically non-existent.

@ TheWalt:

I considered the Netwalker too, as well as the Umid M1. I decided against the Netwalker because it is far easier to find up-to-date software for X86 processors than ARM processors. Since I do not really have programming skills, I do not have to depend on the wonderful programmers that kept our Zauruses alive so long. The Umid M1 only came with 8 GB storage. Since I had bought an Mtron 32 GB SSD (originally for the unworthy Sylvania G), I put that in the U820, and it is rather snappy. I can even watch youtubes if I select medium quality. (I can't tell the difference on a 5.6" screen anyway.)
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