Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More OQO User Reviews

I have just moved to Manhattan and haven't had much time to post much lately. But I wanted to let you know of these two recent user reviews of the OQO 02. Again, its all about the user needs and how well the device or devices will meet them.

Neil Balthaser has posted part 3 of his user review. Overall he is very happy with the device. However, Warner Crocker has decided the OQO 02 is just not for him.

So if you are thinking about getting a UMPC or upgrading to a new one, I highly recommend you take the time to think about how you intend to use the device and evaluate each device against those needs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Reviews and Commentaries

Since I last posted there have been quite a few good reviews and commentaries that should help those of you considering buying a UMPC or upgrading to a newer model.

Here is a review of the Q1 Ultra by Dennis Rice of and here are Steve Paine's comments on that review. Matt Faulkner lists his initial impressions of the OQO 02 here. Hugo Ortega responds to Steve Paine's comments on Hugo's original commentary on why he (Hugo) now uses the OQO 02. And here you can read part two of Neil Balthaser's user review of the OQO 02.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Using the Q1 on Vacation

Vikram Madan, member of Microsoft's UMPC team, took his Q1 on vacation with him and his family and has written a nice review of its use. I think the biggest take away for someone considering a UMPC is this line "Gone are the days of lugging a full-sized laptop around, even though that’s what 1 in 5 people are now doing." Most of what Vikram and his family used the device for could have been done with a laptop. But the form factor and lighter weight are major advantages, in my opinion, when using the device on the go.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Get the Facts Straight!

I was paging through my paper copy of Business Week and started reading an article titled 'Dawn of the Ultra-Mobile PC'. In a graphic it included the Q1 among a list of devices. For each device Business Week listed the amount of 'storage' and for the Q1 was listed '8 GB'! My Q1P has a 60 GB hard drive, I know Q1 s come with a 40 GB drive and the SSD drives start at 32 GB. So I'm not sure how they came up with 8 GB. Perhaps a typo or just some poor research. Either way, its disappointing to see such mistakes in the mainstream media. As I blog more and more about UMPCs, I have been astonished at how many factual mistakes are made.

Here is a link to the article on line but they did not include the graphic that was in the paper version.

OQO 02 Review

Neil Balthaser at the Ultra Mobility blog has been using his OQO 02 for a while and has written part 1 of a 5 part review. Neil had been using the Samsung Q1P so its nice to see some comparisons to that device. Enjoy!