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Overpriced Netbooks only good for ‘around the house’ says AMD VP

Overpriced Netbooks only good for ‘around the house’ says AMD VP

Somewhat ironic in following a netbook unboxing, but AMD's Pat Moorhead, VP of advanced marketing, doesn't seem too impressed with the whole budget ultraportable trend.  Despite Intel's fabrication plants working like crazy to meet demand (and being featured in more and more devices from big-name companies), Moorhead says AMD are "taking a wait and see attitude on it".  He also goes on to criticize the price creep in the segment, where machines that initially aimed for a $299 price tag are now nearer to $499.

Check out the video interview with Pat Moorhead after the cut

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2008

Netbooks returned to the top of the page this week, as Dell finally confirmed their first entrance to the budget ultraportable market.  The specs of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 may not be all that surprising - given both the regular leaking pre-announcement and the fact that all of these machines are pretty similar - but the brand name will likely make it the netbook to beat.  In a way it's a shame, because there are far more exciting devices - such as the Raon Digital Everun Note - that, by virtue of being less well known, will struggle to make themselves heard.

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.

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