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

Chris Davies - Jan 25, 2007

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

Raon Digital Vega in case (with stand)

Raon Digital Vega review [jkontherun]

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