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Raon Digital Vega suffers another body-blow

Raon Digital Vega suffers another body-blow

It's not getting much better for Raon Digital's dinky little Vega almost-UMPC - after an initial flurry of positive vibes it's now coming in for some major criticism.  We're not just talking "oh, that power button reminds me of a nightmare I had when I was three, I hate this computer!", it's seriously lacking in wireless connectivity (think: no WiFi or Bluetooth), lacking in graphical grunt and the OS is less than preferable.

In fact, these are the exact concerns of the latest review at UltraMobileGeek, who tried the Vega out for size as a carputer and - having had his experience of using the device as a portable PC soured by the absence of Tablet OS (it runs XP Home) - media player.  GPS navigation (via a Bluetooth dongle and separate receiver) worked well, but the mediocre specs of the Vega prevented their in-car front-end software from running.  As a PMP, when compared to the iPod, Zune and Zen Vision M they conclude that "the primary disadvantages compared to the above products are size, price, boot-up time, and the tendency to run warm after long video playback times" - a pretty serious list if you ask me!

Raon Digital Vega gets a thorough thumbing

Raon Digital Vega gets a thorough thumbing

So we've had the unboxing, now comes the nitty-gritty.  The good folks over at the Carrypad UMPC Portal have done a full-on review of the Raon Digital Vega UMPC, and found that - while the lack of built-in bluetooth or wifi is a chore - it's a great addition to a mobile lifestyle.  Of particular note is their section on using the Vega as an in-car entertainment and navigation tool.

Raon Digital Vega review [Carrypad UMPC Portal]

Exclusive Unboxing Video: Raon Digital Vega Ultra Mobile PC

Exclusive Unboxing Video: Raon Digital Vega Ultra Mobile PC

Hurry, click, click the video below to watch Hugo Ortega (misguided yet very lucky dude) the man of the hour just got the shiny, new Vega UMPC by Raon Digital. Instead of ripping the box apart, he waited to capture the unboxing experience for the rest of world to lust over. Thanks Hugo – a job well done. Also big thanks to everyone that sent this into SlashGear. Click over for the video (183MB, 25 minutes)!

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? 

Raon Digital Everun Note reviews, photos, hands-on videos

Raon Digital Everun Note reviews, photos, hands-on videos

More information and live photos of Raon Digital's Everun Note are emerging, including some video demos of both the hardware and its touchscreen.  Raon Digital confirmed the Note's specifications and $879 price-tag earlier this week and the device is available to preorder in the US and Europe from importers for mid-September delivery.  However some Korean buyers already have the device, and Lazion.com have put together a review.

Check out the video demos of the Raon Digital Everun Note after the cut

Vega not in vogue at pocketables

Vega not in vogue at pocketables

SlashGear loves reviewers that tell it like it is - whether that be waxing lyrical about the latest must-have product to steal their heart, or heaping scorn onto flawed and fail-worthy rubbish.  So it's good to see Jenn over at pocketables pulling exactly zero punches in her review of the Vega UMPC, Raon Digital's WinXP-running handheld PC with a 4.3-inch passive touchscreen. 

Despite lacking internal WiFi or Bluetooth, the Vega has managed to score pretty well in past reviews, so if there's any overall lesson to be learnt here it's that the success of any mobile device is vastly dependent on the needs and lifestyle of the individual using it.  Jenn criticises the no-longer-competitive price ($879 from Dynamism, in her case), sub-par text-entry methods, unattractive design and poor performance as an impromptu laptop-replacement.

Getting your car connected – Vega as a Carputer

Getting your car connected – Vega as a Carputer

People have been putting computers into their cars for years now, and manufacturers are playing (slow) catch-up themselves, but for the DIYer it's generally been a tricky bout of origami fitting all the screens, boxes and cables in for a neat install.  Well, Microsoft -perhaps unwittingly - made things a whole lot easier with, ironically, their Origami concept (later to become UMPC, the butt of many myopic reviewers' scorn); a full computer with a seven inch touchscreen that manufacturers are often offering with an in-car mount.  All of a sudden it's ridiculously easy to put a PC in your car, and then the struggle becomes picking the right hardware and interface software for your needs.  Enter Steve over at The Carrypad UMPC Journal.

Steve is currently trying out how well the Raon Digital Vega UMPC works in his daily ride, and has posted the first of a series of three articles designed to help budding carputerists find the best system for them.  Well worth keeping an eye on if you've ever thought "it'd be really useful to have GPS/my music collection/internet connection right now".

Carputer Day at Carrypad. Pt1 of 3 [The Carrypad UMPC Journal]

More Specs and Pics on the Vega UMPC

More Specs and Pics on the Vega UMPC

Korean company Raon Digital listed their one and only product – the Vega UMPC on their website.  I know we’ve covered this device on SlashGear, but the follow-up with more info and images will help give you a better view of the product.  It's a shame it doesn't have an integrated keyboard of some sort.
View the entire product specs after the jump.

Vega – a tiny UMPC for tinier wallets

Vega – a tiny UMPC for tinier wallets

The glitz, the glamour, drunkenly ringing your step-mom at 3am to tell her you've married a transgendered hooker called Analise... it's the high-tack spirit of Las Vegas that Raon Digital has summoned to perfectly gloss the latest on the "is that a PC in your pocket?" catwalk. Flaunting the same 800x480 resolution of its UMPC brethren, only squeezed into a UX50-alike 4.5 inch screen, this "Ultra Portable PC" appears to have pitched its tent firmly in the multimedia/gaming camp. Noble aims, but given reviewers' general lack of excitement when hands-on with the first generation of UMPCs, you'd be forgiven for harbouring step-mom-like suspicions that the relationship between gamer and Vega won't last.