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Voting closed: 2006-03-18 20:37:40

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VincentVal

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« on: 2006-03-18 20:37:40 »
specifications

  1GHz Transmeta Crusoe
  30GB hard drive (shock-mounted)
  512MB DDR RAM
  Dimensions: 4.9" x 3.4" x 0.9"
  Weight: 14 ounces
  800 x 480 W-VGA 5" transflective display (indoor/outdoor readable)
  3D accelerated graphics with 8MB of video RAM
  QWERTY thumb keyboard with mouse buttons and TrackStik
  802.11b wireless
  Bluetooth wireless
  4-pin FireWire (1394)
  USB 2.0
  3.5mm stereo headphone jack
  Microphone
  Speaker
  Digital pen
  Removable lithium polymer battery
  Battery life up to three hours, depending on usage
        OQO docking cable includes:
         3D accelerated 1280 x 1024 VGA video output
         Additional USB
         Additional FireWire (1394)
         Ethernet
         DC power
         Audio out

  additional features
Active hard drive protection that safely parks hard drive heads upon detecting freefall
Screen that slides on rack and pinion mechanism to reveal thumb keyboard
Shift, control, function and alt keys that have smart-lock with LED indicators
Thumbwheel allows for traditional scrolling as well as enhanced features
Ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts backlight to appropriate level

 included accessories
Universal power supply (air/auto adapters included)
Docking cable
Desktop stand
Digital pen
Carrying sleeve

 optional accessories
Stronghold metal case
Belt-clip case
VGA Adapter
Battery charging adapter
Boxwave screen protectors


The website is here if you want to tale a look

Midgar

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« Reply #1 on: 2006-03-18 21:23:01 »
Battery is horrible, UP to 3 hours. This seems more like an ad than an actual post, and I would hate to see the price, and some of the features seem like they are just to take space...
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Microphone
Speaker
Digital pen

Not worth it if its over 300$ to me...

VincentVal

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« Reply #2 on: 2006-03-18 23:27:29 »
It is expinsive, the actual unit with Windows XP home is $2,000 but it's amazing what computers are these days compared to ten years ago!

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« Reply #3 on: 2006-03-19 02:15:40 »
Quote from: VINCENTVAL
It is expinsive, the actual unit with Windows XP home is $2,000 but it's amazing what computers are these days compared to ten years ago!

That's a complete rip off, look elsewhere...anywhere.

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« Reply #4 on: 2006-03-19 14:54:02 »
$2000? No...
Yeah I guess you could say that it is good compared to those of 10 years ago, but all we have really been doing is putting more power into our computers so that they can run better, hence the crappy battery life. No one in their right mind would buy it...

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« Reply #5 on: 2006-03-19 23:53:50 »
No one? there are LARGE companies that use these along with millions of civillians! actually its the cheapest of its kind

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« Reply #6 on: 2006-03-20 00:40:51 »
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No one? there are LARGE companies that use these along with millions of civillians! actually its the cheapest of its kind


Are you promoting it or something? Or just a big fan?

I have to agree with everyone else: you get too less for too much money. And the batterylife is a very important factor for any handheld-computer. You see the actual proof of that with the PSP, it's batterylife sucks, and that plays a major part in why it's selling the way it currently does.

Like Midgar said, technology has improved over the last decade, however comparing it to what else is on the market right now, I really do not see it's benefits. Sorry.

I therefore see it more as a gadget than as a real substitute for a computer.