JKK decided to help UMPC makers in the task of designing the perfect 3rd generation UMPC. Of course he knows that there is not such thing like a perfect design for everybody so he is designing different models starting with the slate UMPC.
Going towards 3rd generation of UMPCs a "one fits for all" device designs will need specially targeted sister models. That's why I'll be doing a series of targeted designs, starting with The Slate UMPC.
I hope that one of those UMPC makers checking our pages to see what we think and what are our dreams sees this design. To give you an idea, this picture inserted in this post is a UMPC with a 7 inches display. As you can see, all the space around the screen has been optimized to make it the smaller it can be. And not just that, check the specifications of this dream UMPC:
- 1.20GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Solo Processor U2200
- 2Gb RAM
- 120Gb Hd
- 7 inch 1024 x 600 LED screen with active digitizer and soft touch with auto switch
- Dual mode hardware buttons, user programmable, with application recognition
- Fingerprint reader
- 64Gb SSD
- WWAN, integrated EVDO or HSPA or Wimax
- Docking Station
There have been a lot of conversation going around in different pages about the slate models of tablets and UMPCs virtually disappearing from the market and I have to say that I love the slate tablet pcs and UMPCs. To me a keyboard is something optional that gives an extra weight to be carry around. If you have a detachable keyboard you can choose when you want to carry that weight, an option that you lose when you integrate the keyboard as part of your tablet pc or UMPC. So to me it's a sad fact that currently we see less slate UMPCs and Tablet PCs hitting the market because the slate models are in my opinion the best ones.