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February 02, 2007

Sixth CES Favorite: ago7 UMPC

I think maybe I saved my favorite until last. It's the ago7 UMPC. UMPC stands for Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, which has only recently been unleashed on the market. Code named Origami by Microsoft, the units were supposed to cost about $500 each but were three times that amount when they finally hit the market. What attracted my attention to the ago7 is that is retails for only $799, which is way below the competition.

What you get is a seven-inch touch sensitive screen and a Windows Tablet PC operating system that weighs under two pounds. It's a perfect solution for people who need a small computer but don't want to lug a laptop and need more computing power than a Pocket PC affords. This is a fully functional Windows computer, and you can do anything on it that you can do on your desktop or laptop. It sports 512 MB of RAM and a 40 GB hard drive with 1 GHz processor. It's available in white and black.

It comes with a stand, a stylus, a rollup USB keyboard, and a stereo earplug/microphone set. It has two USB ports but no SD slot, which is unfortunate in my opinion.

I do not think this device will necessarily replace the Pocket PC, but it certainly is a viable alternative to lugging a clunky laptop, especially at this highly competitive price.

Check it out at "" Keep tuned for a full review.

Posted by conradb212 at February 2, 2007 06:55 PM


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