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Monday, May 22, 2006

Q1 Review

MobileTechReview has posted a very good article about the Q1.
Pro: Incredibly portable yet usable Windows machine. Windows XP Tablet Edition and the excellent touch screen make the most of the device. The display is vibrant and responsive. Good built-in stereo sound with SRS and dual array mics. Intuitive and easy to operate controls. Very attractive device that turns heads. Well connected with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and wired Ethernet. Works with standard USB keyboards and mice as well as monitors.

Con: The resolution isn't consistently supported by 3rd party or even Microsoft's own software: dialog boxes will sometimes run off the bottom of the screen, requiring user-prowess and judicious use of the res switcher button. Price is high when the device has to compete with higher spec-d traditional notebooks (that's the price you pay for miniaturization). Pen is a little cheesy.

I have to agree with this review. It's pity to see how Microsoft has released the UMPC idea when it does not support fully the 800x480 screen resolution. To me, to see how the touch screen loses the calibration in the OS Login screens is just unbelievable.