Kojinsha's New E8 Is Tablet Competitor for EEE PC

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Clearly aiming for the same market as the EEE PC, Kojinsha's new E8 UMPC has the added bonus of being a touchscreen tablet. It does, however, beat me how the Korean-made E8 is being labelled by some as a UMPC—it looks more like a sub-notebook to me.

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The E8 runs Windows XP, has an AMD Geode LX800 CPU under the hood along with a 40GB hard drive, and its seven inch screen has 1024 x 600-pixel resolution. It's also got stereo speakers, a single USB port, memory card slot (we don't know what sort) and apparently 3.5 hours of battery life. Sounding like quite a competitor for the little Asus, the E8 is available Februrary 29th for about $600. [Aving.net]

DISCUSSION

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Brookespeed

Besides the price drop it looks like the same thing that's been available for about a year or so from conix or dynamism. I think it's called a UMPC because when you flip the screen around it's about the same size as a standard UMPC. just a bit bigger, but it's still pretty small.