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Raon Digital Everun UMPC – incredibly detailed review

Raon Digital Everun UMPC – incredibly detailed review

If you've been waiting for the low-down on Raon Digital's Everun before splashing out the cash on one of the dinky UMPCs yourself then look no further.  UMPCPortal's Chippy has obviously been burning both ends of the candle putting together one of the most comprehensive ultra-portable reviews I've seen.  No area of the Everun goes untouched, including the unique optical mouse, limitations and capabilities of the performance and potential applications.

 

Raon Digital Everun UMPC on video – looks awesome!

Raon Digital Everun UMPC on video – looks awesome!

Oooh, let's put aside our papercraft iPhones (because seriously, you're going to get a papercut if you keep rubbing it to your ear) and feast our greedy eyes on Steve Paine's Raon Digital Everun UMPCproduction sample.  Lucky Steve had a quick run-in with the Raon team and was left with a bit more info and - more exciting - an Everun of his own to play with.

 

Check out the video footage of the Everun after the cut...

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 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)!

AMD planning netbook strategy for November reveal

AMD planning netbook strategy for November reveal

AMD are preparing to reveal their netbook intentions at an analyst meeting on November 13th.  Management at the company have previously been apathetic toward the segment, with VP of advanced marketing Pat Moorhead suggesting they only really made sense "around the house" rather than as a valid mobile warrior tool; CEO Dirk Meyer is now describing the AMD strategy as a "complicated answer".  It's likely to address both battery life and video performance, both key areas criticised by Moorhead.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2008

Laptops big and small have monopolized the headlines this week, with the most anticipation being Apple's upcoming MacBook event on Tuesday October 14th.  SlashGear will be live-blogging the whole thing, so join us at http://Live.SlashGear.com at 10am PST.  Meanwhile the 'Brick' rumors of what Steve Jobs might be announcing keep on coming: we've seen water-jet cutting systems, $800 price-points and several purported photo leaks.  Of course, Apple are saying nothing until Tuesday; they're too busy blaming NVIDIA for a spate of MacBook graphics failures.

Segment Saturation: Where next for Netbooks?

Segment Saturation: Where next for Netbooks?

Read SlashGear - or any tech website - even semi-regularly and you'll see new netbooks appearing pretty much every day.  The niche that started off with the Eee PC 700 as an unusual budget ultraportable has flourished to the point where most major notebook manufacturers have at least one on sale or in the pipeline.  Just as common, however, as the new models is the phrase "another 1.6GHz Intel Atom"; the netbook market may not have reached saturation point, but has our interest in the same old hardware?

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