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More AMtek T200 info: old age explains anaemic specs

More AMtek T200 info: old age explains anaemic specs

Tablet manufacturers AMtek were at CeBIT this year, flaunting their T200 iTabletWarner Crocker and Hugo Ortega were quick to point out that the T200 is no spring chicken; in fact Hugo has had one - in the shape of the original TabletKiosk Sahara - for over two years.  What's interesting (and, I suppose, CeBIT worthy to AMtek's mind) is that thanks to a recent bios update you can now upgrade the T200/Sahara to Vista, which was previously impossible.  Never one to shy away from a challenge (or an opportunity to flaunt himself to the camera - looks like Kevin Tofel has some competition!) Hugo has filmed the full Vista upgrade:

To these naive eyes it looks like now that TabletKiosk have advanced the Sahara range AMtek (the manufacturer) is now free to market the T200 themselves.  I told you I was naive; Hugo tells me AMtek have no plans to directly market the T200, and TabletKiosk remain the distributor and the people to contact if you're interested in getting your hands on one.  Thanks for the tip-off, Hugo!

TabletKiosk i215 Sahara Slate - SlashGear [Uber Tablet]

Another chance for Raon Digital’s Vega: can it be redeemed?

Another chance for Raon Digital’s Vega: can it be redeemed?

Can the Raon Digital Vega UMPC claw its way out of the mire of poor reviews we've seen it languish in over the past few months?  Is there anyone other than the Carrypad UMPC Journal that can even begin to overlook the absence of any wireless connectivity?  Is the first-generation of this otherwise cool device destined to be a mere stepping stone to what I'm hoping is a kick-ass replacement?  That's a lot of questions, and I'm looking to my favourite cam-whore Kevin Tofel over at jkontherun to answer at least a couple of them.

So where do we stand?  Well, the Vega can't multi-task, it can't handle media-heavy applications (like the Zune's software) and Skype calling was choppy and glitchy thanks to the underpowered CPU.  On the flip side, web-based apps like Gmail and Outlook Web Access - where the bulk of processing is done server-side - ran smoothly.  So what does this make the Vega?  An over-complicated web-tablet or an underperforming UMPC? 

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Fujitsu Stylistic Slate gets a thorough thumbing

Fujitsu Stylistic Slate gets a thorough thumbing

Ah, my favourite cam-whore Kevin C. Tofel (the 'C' is for coquettish) has been gurning at his lens again, this time parading the slender powerhouse that is the Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 Slate Tablet PC around and praising its twiddly bits.  After a good poke around the various ports and such, Kevin demonstrates Skype (taking advantage of the dual-mic array), the viewing angle of the screen and the various hardware controls (including buttons and biometrics)

If you've got the time (nigh on three-quarters of an hour) and the bandwidth (242mb in WMV; YouTube version coming later) then it's a fantastic exploration of a very tempting device.  There's little doubt that slate-style Tablet PCs are the sexiest incarnation of current pen-computing, and Fujitsu's combination of minimalist design and performance grunt make this a serious competitor in the market.

jkOTR Mobile Media Edition 29: Fujitsu's Stylistic ST5112 slate Tablet [jkontherun]