Waiting for the iPhone? Get an UMPC instead

UMPC is a new class of ultra portable small laptops, almost the size of a PDA, but with full Windows functionality. If you desperately want to write your ASP.NET Application in the Subway, this is the way to go.

Unfortunately, I have not found a good website where all these UMPC’s are shown side-by-side. But I’m about to change that:

Sony Vaio UX Premium

Processor: Intel Core Solo 1.33GHz
HD: 32 GB Flash!
Display: 4.5″ (1024×600)
Weight: 0.55Kg
Size: 15 x 9.5 x 3.81
Price: $2500
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Expensive, but very small and with a good screen resolution.

Kohjinsha SA1

Processor: AMD Geode LX800
HD: 40 GB
Display: 7″ (800×480)
Weight: 0.96Kg
Size: 21.8 x 16.3 x 2.54
Price: $1214
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Big and cheap, but only 800×480 resolution.

OQO Model O2

Processor: 1.5GHz VIA C7M
HD: 60 GB
Display: 5″ (800×480)
Weight: 0.45Kg
Size: 14.2 x 8.38 x 2.54
Price: $1849
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The smallest of the bunch, almost fits into my pant pockets.


Processor: 1.1 GHz Pentium M
HD: 30 GB
RAM: 512 GB
Display: 5.6″ (1024×600)
Weight: 0.68 Kg
Size: 14.9 x 11.4 x 3.43
Price: um die $2000
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The solution from Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen. Not sure if I like the Clamshell design for an UMPC.

Flybook A33i

Processor: Crusoe TM-5800 1GHz
HD: 60GB
RAM: 512GB
Display: 8.9″ (1024 x 600)
Weight: 1.230 Kg
Size: 235 x 155 x 31
Price: $2525
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Almost a subnotbook,  but they ship it in all kind of sexy colors.

Samsung Q1 Ultra

Processor: Intel A110 800MHz
HD: 60 GB
Display: 7″ (1024 x 600)
Weight: 0.69 Kg
Size: 22.8 x 12.3 x 2.39
Price: $998
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After the OQO the second smallest UMPC, but with 1024×600 with a better resolution. Don’t really wanna run Vista on 600×480. And this one is CHEAP.

For comparison, the Apple iPhone is 11.5×6.1×1.15 in size, still a lot smaller than the OQO.

So, the decision is yours, but the alternatives are here. The iPhone is not gonna be cheap either, on the other hand, who wants to walk around with a 2cm thick brick in his pants?

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