The Highs and Lows of Installing Android on a UMPC

Those Android-powered tablets from Archos are pretty neat, but if you've got a UMPC (like Samsung's Q1UP) lying around, you can try Android thanks to the Android-x86 project. The catch: despite great performance, there are still a few major limitations. » 10/20/09 9:10am 10/20/09 9:10am

HiVision Shows Off Sub-$100 Linux Mini Laptop

China's HiVision has debuted a Linux-based laptop that makes the OLPC » 9/10/08 12:21am 9/10/08 12:21am seem ridiculously expensive. For $98, you get a MIPS-based processor, 1GB flash storage, 3 USB ports, Ethernet, an SDHC card reader, WiFi, audio in and out, voice-chat and Firefox browser support on a Linux user interface. No word who this is being…

Eee PC 1000H Price Drops Even Lower; $450 on Amazon, $360 on MWave

In case Asus' $100 price drop » 9/08/08 10:30pm 9/08/08 10:30pm in July just wasn't enough to make up your mind on whether to spring for a new Eee PC 1000H, the mini-marvel's gotten even cheaper now. Amazon is selling an 80GB, XP-equipped 1000H for just $450. Mwave also has several in stock for either $450 (while supplies last) or, if you're willing…

Gigabyte's 3G-Capable MID M528 Coming Out On Sept 17 For $689

A release date and price has been set for UMPC contender Gigabyte's MID M528, a diminutive portable computer with a slide out keyboard, according to the folks over at UMPC Portal. A product page on Gigabyte's site put the cost at $689 and availability on Sept. 17. The page then disappeared, but not before intrepid… » 8/16/08 11:00am 8/16/08 11:00am

Toshiba Demos UMPC Hand-Held Tablet Prototype, But Thinks it's Too Small

At a recent presentation, Toshiba demoed a little hand-held UMPC prototype, indicating that the company is considering that product market. The silver-framed machine has a 5.6-inch touchscreen, and runs Windows Vista on an Atom processor and 64GB of SSD storage, and even packs in GPS. Though the onscreen touch keyboard … » 7/24/08 5:51am 7/24/08 5:51am

Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1: Pricing and Specs of the Rugged Little…

Panasonic may have "announced" the ToughBook CF-U1 back in March, but it's only now getting around talking speeds, feeds and wallet drain. Even though it uses Intel's "low cost" 1.33GHz Atom Z520 processor, the little ruggedized UMPC will arrive in August (or later, if the rumored Atom delay is true) at a starting price of … » 6/25/08 11:40am 6/25/08 11:40am

Everex Targeting the Eee PC With the New "Cloudbook"

It appears that Everex, the same company that sent Wal-Mart shoppers into a tizzy of values with its Linux-based gPC , now has its sites set on the Asus Eee PC with a new ultra-portable dubbed the "Cloudbook." The device will feature a 7-inch screen and the same Linux gOS found in the gPC. A 1.3 megapixel webcam is also… » 12/10/07 5:00pm 12/10/07 5:00pm

OQO Chipmaker VIA Launches NanoBook, the Cute L'il $600 PDA Killer



Today at the VIA Technology Forum in Taipei, people get the first glimpse of VIA's ultra mobile PC reference design, the NanoBook. Though the term "reference design" might suggest "concept product," this design is actually being picked up. In Europe, Packard Bell will ship it, and VIA will announce its US partner later… » 6/05/07 8:00am 6/05/07 8:00am