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ASUS R2H GPS tested

ASUS R2H GPS tested

For anyone considering using their UMPC as an in-car GPS device, you'll want to be watching GottaBeMobile's latest InkShow video.  In it they take the ASUS R2H out and put its in-built sat-nav receiver to the test, using Microsoft's MapPoint 2006 to plan a route and test out the audio directions.

At $998 retail it would be difficult to justify the R2H simply for its abilities in guiding you, but as part of the unit's overall capabilities it's another string to this accomplished UMPC's bow.  If you plan to use it or another UMPC in the car then you might be interested in The Carrypad UMPC Journal's information on different mounting solutions, too.

ASUS R2H GPS InkShow [GottaBeMobile]

Asus R2H UMPC gets reviewed

Asus R2H UMPC gets reviewed

I always think that Sunday is a great day for brewing some coffee, settling down and reading the latest tech reviews, and should you feel the same way (and be a fan of the UMPC concept) here's another to keep you occupied.  Only UMPC have taken a long, hard look at the Asus R2H, possibly the most attractive of the commercially available devices, and given their opinion on whether you should pull on some pants and go buy it. 

ASUS R2H – big unboxing

ASUS R2H – big unboxing

Goodness, it's a veritable orgy - an orgy, I tell you! - of unboxing photos today.  the next under the kinky lens of the photographer ("honestly, darling, everybody does topless unboxing photos these days") is ASUS' greatly anticipated R2H UMPC, certainly the poster-child of the mini-Tablet revolution and, since its announcement following Microsoft's all-too-successful Origami teaser campaign, the subject of plentiful spec speculation.

Mobile01.com got their hands on a boxed-up retail R2H and proceeded to encourage it out of its packaging.  I must confess, my language skills aren't much cop and so I'm not having much luck with the text of the article; however, there's plenty of detail in the pictures...

New UMPC – ASUS R2H

New UMPC – ASUS R2H

There are an increasing number of people who are recognising the UMPCs potential as an in-car PC. Rather than going to the trouble of routing cables from some sort of tiny PC to a seperate touchscreen, it's all built in. Still, if you wanted GPS you'd still have to run a cable to a seperate unit; either that or trade battery life for the convenience of a Bluetooth connection. But now ASUS, being helpful people, has snipped another cable (virtual or real) by building a GPS receiver into its new R2H.

ASUS R3 next-gen UMPC launched; ditches Windows for Linux

ASUS R3 next-gen UMPC launched; ditches Windows for Linux

As UMPC manufacturers put their embarrassing early attempts behind them, it's interesting to see what direction each takes as they refresh their model lines and try to cater for that elusive "mobile professional".  While Samsung caved to the QWERTY brigade and included a dinky thumb-keyboard, ASUS is standing proudly by their touchscreen-or-the-highway morals with their new R3.

Check out a launch video of the R3 after the cut

UMPC Comparison porn – US700 and R2H

UMPC Comparison porn – US700 and R2H

I kid you not, the drool is pouring from my mouth and splashing in chunky globules around my quivering feet.  We've covered the US700 UMPC before, marvelling at specs and video, but this is the first time I've seen it set next to another of Microsoft's stable of ultraportables.  The unlucky comparison in this case is ASUS' R2H, not generally considered to be all that plump a device, but when sat lumpenly next to the 20.5mm thick US700 it looks decidedly old-hat.

 

ASUS Vistagami units reach reviewers

ASUS Vistagami units reach reviewers

That James Kendrick is a lucky swine.  I'm not sure which ASUS executive he had to bribe/seduce in order to manage it, but he's got his hands on one of the first R2H UMPCs running Windows Vista Ultimate.  It's no slouch, apparently, zipping along like a sugar-charged toddler with 1GB of RAM, and he's already had time to be impressed by the new Origami Experience preloaded.

R2H in the wild

R2H in the wild

A Dutch UMPC enthusiast has just taken delivery of a decidedly shiny and attractive ASUS R2H - one of the eagerly anticipated models demonstrated back when the concept shed its Origami disguise but lagging behind the Samsung Q1 and TabletKiosk's various offerings.

Although it lacks the promised webcam, Origami Project user ZhuBaJie was pleased to discover that Bluetooth is still inside the brushed metal case.  It also came complete with a folding Targus keyboard with self-retracting cable, for those people who insist on resisting the Tablet PC operating system.

More pictures and feedback if you follow the link.

Origami Project thread [via jkontherun]

Week In Review 08/27/2006

Week In Review 08/27/2006

I love the button-less Onyx-concept phone announced by Synaptic and Pilotfish. The Microsoft Zune turned up on FCC website as "Toshiba 1098" while the highly anticipated, RAZR-thin Blackberry Pearl 8100’s specs was revealed for all to read. Canon’s new EOS Digital Rebal XTi, ASUS R2H, TiVo Series 3, and Apple’s Sony-made battery recalltwo scoops on the Palm's soon to be announced antennae-less Treo Lennon 750.
were made official. I was most proud of the

Sansa e280 is World’s Largest Capacity Flash Memory MP3 Player : Monday

FCC Approves HTC Excalibur, Samsung announced 8GB music phone : Tuesday

HD DVD 2.0 Firmware Getting Released Today: Wednesday

Canon EOS 400D Specs, Linux-based HandyPC S101 Caught in the Wild! : Thursday

The Most Affordable Vertu Fashion Phone : Friday

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