Monday, December 14, 2009

Reawakening of UMPCs and netbooks

It seems like the era of Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers is being reawakened. The Sony VAIO micro UX (thier little handheld computer with the slide up screen and wan antennae) is one of the top handheld full-computers that is coming up again and I'm seeing many appear on ebay. Many people are also thinking about Eee PCs, OQO Model 2+s and Wibrain B1s again. All these handheld computers and netbooks bring great portable entertainment features and everything you usually find in a laptop but with that power in something that could fit in your pocket (like a purse or cargo-pants pocket).
Also, though I got my Acer Aspire One netbook quite a while ago and installed Fedora 10 on it, I believe that I was a couple weeks ahead of the curb. Next thing I know, hundreds of people are purchasing Eee PCs, HP Minis, Acer Aspire Ones and Toshiba minis right and left.

Though my reviews aren't even close to those of the richer, more priveleged Engadget, I feel a more personal seasoned-user-to-seasoned-user approach is acceptable.
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