Re: Outdated but cool tech
David Ferrin <df7782@...>
I never heard of such an animal, interesting to say the least. Is this something that was out prior to the net book craze of a few years ago. I recall everybody being told that they weren’t very powerful and not to expect a lot out of them but for the most part that I heard people ignored the warning and tried to overload them with software and complained when they didn’t work properly.
This sounds like something that might be good for note taking by a college student to carry around between classes. Use it in good health.
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:09 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Outdated but cool tech
Today I wasted $205 on a UMPC AKA Ultra Mobile PC. I've raved about these before, but for those who don't already know or haven't heard my rant, picture a 6 inch laptop with a keyboard, display, and running Windows 7. It's not the most powerful machine and they stopped making them about 6 or 7 years ago, but I've always wanted a PC with a keyboard small enough to fit in your pocket. It's too bad UMPCs just never caught on. If they had, not only would modern versions be much more powerful, but I suspect they would have been quite popular with the blind community. Most of them are smaller than tablets and usually have a touch screen as well. The combination of a keyboard and a touch screen in something slightly smaller than a tablet with modern hardware could have been the ultimate in mobile computing for both the blind and sighted. The specs are below for anyone who cares.
Fujitsu LifeBook U820 Mini-Notebook Specs
Part Number: FPCM21621
Processor / Chipset
Intel Atom Z530 / 1.6 GHz
L2 - 512 KB
Data Bus Speed
1 x 1 GB
1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
Diagonal Size (metric)
Display Resolution Abbreviation
Audio & Video
Total Available Graphics Memory
802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1
Supported Flash Memory
CompactFlash, SD Memory Card
AC 120/230 V
Connections & Expansion
Headphone/microphone combo jack
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