It seems like most everything I read online knocks down the UMPC devices, but after using one now for about a month or so I am extremely pleased with it and have NO regrets about the purchase. I have taken it on two business trips with it being the only PC I used for getting work done and entertainment.
I have seen some posts on jkOnTheRun and the Origami Project with thoughts about what people like and dislike so I would like to post some of my own.
- Awesome portable media center with very good stereo speakers. I use WMP and also iTunes and really like the AVS Now feature.
- Portable slate tablet at a good price
- Great in-car GPS system I use with Streets & Trips 2006 and my Bluetooth GPS
- Very light and easy to carry on flights
- Integrated stand is a great bonus I use every day
- Nice to have integrated CF slot. I bought a SD to CF adapter too to use with my camera and other devices
- Nice bright display
- Good quality WiFi radio that picks up a ton of access points
- High quality mics for Skype use
- Short battery life. I am using the Battery Geek Portable Power Station to help with this though.
- Some Bluetooth issues. I am going to restore it as soon as the Targus DVD I bought arrives from ebay.
- Navigational pad is junk with the 10 pixel or so jagged movement. A mouse/trackpad thing like the UX50 has would be perfect
- Display resolution should be higher to avoid issues with dialog boxes. I also lost the ability to switch after I tried to restore using a CF card and hope to fix this soon too
Overall I am very happy with the Q1 and am using it for almost everything.
Sent from my Nokia E61