Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Acer Aspire One notebook review

    By 13 June 2008

    We had a First Look at the Acer Aspire One at the launch - link below - but how does the One stand-up under closer scrutiny? Acer doesn't want the average user to think of its Aspire One as any other low-cost mini-notebook, they want you to think of it...

  • Laptops 0 out of 5

    Acer Aspire One - First Look review

    By 3 June 2008

    Joining in the race to get a slice of the rapidly-growing mini PC pie, is Acer, with their Aspire One. But will this offer you something the Asus Eee PC, HP Mini-Note or MSI Wind will not? We got our hands on the new Aspire One at the press launch in...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC review

    By 6 August 2007

    When it comes to the UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), Samsung has really got behind the idea of what handheld computing should be. This is the third version in less than twelve months and is a move away from the original concept. UMPC was designed to be a keyboard-less...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Medion RIM 1000 UMPC review

    By 9 July 2007

    The UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) market is still in its formative stages, so manufacturers are still experimenting with size and format. The initial designs opted for no keyboard and Microsoft’s TouchPack software that allows you to type directly on to the...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Sony Vaio VGN-UX1XN UMPC review

    By 16 April 2007

    Sony has never been a company to shy away from innovation and its computer division is no exception. So it was only a matter of time before they released a machine that put the current crop of UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) machines to shame. For starters, it...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Samsung Q1 SSD Ultra Mobile PC review

    By 13 November 2006

    Microsoft has a habit of coming up with ideas and then leaving it to the hardware manufacturers to make it happen. In recent memory we’ve had the home display, which died a death and the Tablet PC, which is still around but not in the form MS first...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    TableKiosk EO V7110 UMPC review

    By 17 July 2006

    It started out as a buzzword, Origami, and for once, Microsoft managed to keep it something of a secret right up until launch. We’d like to think it was because of some major stealth exercise but in reality it’s because the idea isn’t that new or...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Samsung Q1 UMPC review

    By 26 June 2006

    Origami, the art of folding paper to make something delicate and new. At least that’s what it meant until Microsoft turned it into their codename for the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), where they’ve created a specification that allows manufacturers to turn...