This is me trying to type using the eepc. it is a very small computer with a really small keyboard however it seems as if I might be able to actually type with it. It isn’t all that small, I think it is maybe 90% of size at most, but the most annoying thing is the placement of the shift key. It isn’t where I would expect it to be but I think it might be something a guy could get used to.
This is a 701 eeepc which has a very small screen indeed. However, even the 7 inch screen is usable and is very bright and sharp. I think I would realistically hold out for the 901 which has a 9 inch screen and the atom processor. The performance of this one is acceptable however it is definitely very slow.
This is the original low cost umpc and I definitely see the appeal. It does everything one would want to do with something that could almost fit in your pocket.
Typing speed has picked up considerably. I can type nearly full speed and am also getting used to the placement of the shift key. This is really growing on me.
I want to try a 901 now. Filling up the screen real estate would make up all the difference in the world on a machine this size.
Also available hard drive space is not sufficient. I was not able to stream a 700 meg hour long xvid from my NAS. It was attempting to cache to disk and ran out of room. This is a 2 gig version. Either there should be a software solution to NOT cache the entire clip or there must simply be more space. I can see the beauty of all of the hacks that came out almost instantly on this thing.
More on performance. A typical youtube video will fit on the screen. And it will play a youtube video. Just. It will stutter if anything else is going on. Almost as if the ability to decode and show a flash video was the bare minimum performance benchmark.
I have seen reviews showing that the atom 901 will vastly outperform the 701 in video.