Can Linux Save the UMPC?
Jul 22, 2007, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sal Cangeloso)
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"Regardless of whether you think that the UMPC needs saving or
not, it is clear that the ultra-mobile PC has not been the success
that manufacturers had hoped it would be. These systems, which are
now generally in or approaching their second generation, seemed
great when they were announced, but were unable to hit reasonable
price points. This meant the systems were either overpriced, given
their performance, or underpowered, judging by the price. Any way
you look at it, they have been unable to find a comfortable niche
between smartphones and notebooks so the UMPC has largely been
relegated to specialty and business users..."