Does /g/ still like tiny, comfy devices?
Pic related. Tell me your stories. Show me your devices.
I want a Viao device of some sort, I don't care if it is a Viao P, or one of the VGN ones, I just want one so bad.
There's two on ebay that were bought from a college auction that don't have power adapters and are sold as-is
I will lowball some offers to the buyer and see if I can get one for like $40.
UMPCs are kawaii as fuck.
I hope they make one with a cherry trail atom soon.
On a side note, do y'all think the physical keyboard is really necessary? Wouldn't a precision stylus + onscreen keyboard be better?
I made this too because something about the Viaos is just so kawaii.
>On a side note, do y'all think the physical keyboard is really necessary? Wouldn't a precision stylus + onscreen keyboard be better?
So you mean a tablet? Yes a physical keyboard is a necessity you dumb shit.
How about a cute little subnotebook that you can hold in one hand? Not my pic, but I've got this exact model.
This thing is smaller and thinner than most laptops you can buy today. It's also running at .3ghz and mine has 256mb of RAM, but you can't have everything in life.
No, I don't consider pic related to be a UMPC.
Toshiba 3110ct. I had #! on it years back, but recently replaced the HDD with a 16gb compact flash card and have Windows 98 installed. Struggling to get the VGA driver working though; miraculously, Toshiba still provides downloads on their site, but only for 95 or NT. Trying to choose between those right now. I also carelessly busted a scissor switch on the keyboard while messing with it (Pause/Break, which is pretty useless but would bother me forever) so I have a new keyboard assembly in the mail, which will also provide a new trackpoint cover. The old rubber rotted many years ago, and I've been using a cutdown pencil eraser instead.
I was talking about the zenfone 2 with a 5.5" screen family member. It has an x86 processor but you can only run windows 7 on a VM AFAIK
Battery is thoroughly defunct, but is removable and replacements are still available. I'm thinking to use it as a static ssh terminal, without a battery installed at all. Though if I luck into a deal on a couple gigs of MicroDIMM memory that might change; it would be a pretty great 4chan machine.
Bonus glamor shot of one running OpenBSD. Hard to get a sense of how small this thing is; I can stretch all the way across the body with one hand extended
I own quite a few UMPC in my collection. Play with them and test them quite a bit. Here is the list of what I own as of now.
OQO Model 02
Sony Vaio UX Micro PC (VGN-UX380N)
Sony U-series (VGN-U71P 2 units of it)
Sony Vaio C1 series (PCG-C1VN) Picturebook what they call.
someone already bought it actually
>out out out
*shrugs* are you a 1990's-born millennial or something? Do you have to speak with reaction images or iPhone poop emojis? Does emote text trigger you hard?
>was too poor to buy devices like in the OP when they were new
>now I have money for them, but nobody makes these kinds of computers anymore
So proud of the fact that people like these threads. Pic related are some of the devices I use for shit posting. The 3DS actually does decently enough thanks to the browser not being a huge piece of shit.
I got mine for $35 a few months back. And I have recently taken to GBA games but I've gotten PSP games running decently on here when I don't have the CPU under clocked. The battery life is sub par but that could be solved with a larger one. With CM9 running I'd say it does extremely well at running games up to the PS1 era and gets around or a little over 3 hours play time :D
Hey Brad Linder here, the main writer of Liliputing. At Liliputing we shy away from the big contenders of tech and favor the small. For those that enjoy "comfy" portable devices my blog might be the one for you! http://liliputing.com/2015/12/portabook-xmc10-is-an-8-inch-laptop-with-a-12-inch-keyboard.html here's my contribution to the thread
The electronics maybe, the shelf on the other hand. I have a shelf in my closet that's sagging considerably under the weight of 2 rather old laptops (1988 Zenith Supersport 286 and a 1997 IBM Thinkpad 760E) and an old camcorder (the kind that records onto full size VHSes).
Wow, it can handle PSP games? That is impressive! Maybe I can get star wars battlefront running on it! 3 hours is pretty nice if you ask me, especially since I can just carry around a spare battery in my wallet!
Hey Brad! I am not sure if your whole persona is a troll or not, but I really like that ultraportable that you posted about. What an interesting idea to have the keyboard like that. I would like to see some real photos though, and not those clearly computer modeled and generated ones.
I have on preordered. I hope it is fast enough for my 8-bit japan cartoons.
I like your blog, and read it semi-frequently. Just wanted to say that.
That's a really cool device, and i hadn't seen it before. Reminds me a lot of the Thinkpad 701, or one of these portable word processors (think I've posted this image before)
This is a GPD XD
I really like it for emulation
I like the d-pad and control sticks a lot too
They have a demo video with a prototype being handled. The 4:3 screen, proper keyboard, and trackpoint, when combined sure seem like the answer to my prayers. Could wish for an IPS screen an i3 and more memory at that pricepoint though.
Wow, take a look at this: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kingjim.co.jp%2Fsp%2Fportabook%2Fxmc10%2F&edit-text=&act=url
Awesome. I would actually buy this if I could in the states.
While we're talking about splittable keyboards, check out this concept image I came across
It even has the brick form factor
Pretty neat idea though. It's ridiculous at first glance, but being able to switch operating systems entirely—at the hardware level—could actually be useful. It lets your phone function as a phone, and your mobile computer function as a computer. I could see that working, though I doubt the idea would ever move enough units for an actually good implementation to appear.
I really hope it gains traction, it should get skinnier if he's able to get a sooner of a indegogo campaign. I want to say he was able to do all that with off the shelf parts too. He also mentioned how some people at Microsoft asked him if it was patented....
Don't know, don't go there often as the stuff he reviews is always really expensive. I wouldn't worry about getting banned today though, someone made a GamerGate thread 14 hours ago and it's still going.
Was in Japan last week with some friends and had a play with this thing in a shop, the keyboard was totally useless. If you even touched the keys on the outer edges he whole thing flexed. Still tiny and cool though.
While in Japan, we also bought a Vaio UX and a Vaio PCG-U3, both very neat and very very small.
It was reasonably usable, however hitting the return key or using the keys closer to the edge resulted in the whole keyboard flexing at the central pivot point, that would be the only downside to the folding arrangement.
The screen was fine and it ran with a reasonable amount of zip, so if later down the line you see one on eBay cheap I'd go for it. But only as a toy, it felt like a $200-$300 toy, not a $1298 business tool.
>hitting the return key or using the keys closer to the edge resulted in the whole keyboard flexing at the central pivot point
don't kill my hopes pls anon ;_;
The UX is really cute and feels solid as a rock, it feels like a fatter PSP in the hand. The keyboard (if you could call it that) is almost usable, but I doubt you could write out anything longer than an email or two before you got sore fingers as the buttons have almost no travel or feedback.
The bios is so cute to look at, occupying only 3" or so by default.
Sorry anon, you would only be dissapointed if you bought one without knowing ;__;
Any shitty ass tiny keyboard where you can't type with your full 10 fingers is a fucking useless piece of shit that is no better than a touchscreen keyboard. Also "real OSes" are terrible to use on small screens, especially compounded with the shitty keyboard mentioned before.
Porteges look pretty neat
>tfw I'm still too jewish/suspicious to shell out $16 for an AC adapter for my badge-engineered Pedion off of aliexpress
desktop applications with desktop interfaces that don't treat you like a dipshit, instead web frontend "apps" full of ads and shitty giant buttons made for fat fingering that steal space away from the actual information
actual multitasking instead of retarded touch gesture/button shit with slow ass animations that require you to scroll through one fucking application at a time instead of just hitting alt+tab a couple times or switching virtual desktops
no shitty software touch keyboard taking up half of the already tiny as shit screen
being able to install whatever the fuck I want, being able to process whatever data I want, filesystem access that doesn't feel like an afterthought
>facebook tard runs out of arguments
>plays the autism card like anyone gives a shit
every fucking time
this isn't reddit friendo, people actually use their computers here
YEAHH HURR DURR LET ME JUST USE MY WEB BROWSER AND CHECK MY EMAIL ON MY AUTISTM WINDOWS DEVICE
ANDROID KEKS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO KNOW THE FEELING OF BEING ABLE TO BROWSE THE WEB AND CHECK THEIR EMAIL ON THEIR TOY DEVICES
I have a not comfy device.
16gb 2nd gen iPod touch. I used this daily till 2 years ago.
already am, I assume you enjoying your 1-inch effective screen real estate?
isn't it time for your hourly facebook break? so much whining about people with needs different from your own must be tiring
I carry around 3 accessories. Might get a smaller mouse if one exists.
The blue thing is a wallet and I keep my phone in that. The controller is a phonejoy 2 and it extends around your phone PSP style. The keyboard is a sketchy Chinese rubber rollup keyboard, but it's not terrible. The mouse is a generic Bluetooth mouse.
Not pictured: my phone because I used it to take the picture
It was a really nice device for music and email after I jailbroke it. But now all the buttons barely work, there are no apps for it at all (i have opera mini for it though) and the battery lasts maybe an hour. I replaced it with a Moto G and a 4th gen iPod classic with rockbox, but it still sits around haunting my desk.
are you a ham planet or something? netbook/ultraportable keyboards aren't difficult at all to type on, even libretto-tier shit is more effective for real work than iToddler garbage
I kind of get that, but touch interfaces have come a pretty long way, so I don't find it much of a hindrance these days, plus even android supports Bluetooth keyboards and mice if you ever needed them
The lack of a physical keyboard is only an issue if you are writing essays or some shit on it, at which point the shitty keyboards of any of these other meme devices are no good either.
For me at least, the point in such a device is that I don't need external peripherals for basic functionality.
Yeah, nah. Every time I use my tablet I wish it had a keyboard. My phone does have a keyboard. Your opinions ≠ fact.
yeah, have fun trying to comfortably use some unwieldy 15'' widescreen piece of shit on an airplane or a bus/train/car
I'll take my chances with my "autistic" netbook that works fine because I'm not blind or morbidly obese
Not any anon in this conversation, but if I had a need for a smaller device with a keyboard, I'd get a chuwi hi10. Dual full size usb, Atom z8300, 4/64 GB with microsd expansion, and a 10" 1200p screen tablet with a transformerbook like base with a solid hinge. For ~$230 with keyboard its pretty cheap too.
As someone who owns a 12.1" convertable and an 8" tablet with bluetooth keyboard/trackpoint combo, I have to say that the only advantage the tablet has over the laptop is weight. The laptop (10 years ago) got 11 hours battery and provided all of the same functionality with the added bonus of being faster (it's still faster than a modern atom and gets the same battery) and having interchangeable parts. Of course it is a lot thicker than something newer but it's still about the same weight as something newer. The tablet and keyboard weighs so little that it is negligible and it provides the same amount of functionality but with a smaller screen and no interchangeable parts. I can never upgrade the ram, storage, or wireless cards.
So really unless you need something with as small a footprint as possible, it is silly to go under 12.1" for a laptop like device.
Also, I love my t2020. I just wish it had newer hardware and wasn't dying a slow, noisy death.
I wish more computers and keyboard came with clit mice. They are significantly better than trackpads, especially the small trackpads.
I do too. I don't mind trackpads but small ones are terrible. I recently started using the clit on my Latitude and when I pulled out my netbook I kept going for the nonexistent clit
Yeah. You can't see it in the picture, but the bluetooth keyboard has one and the laptop has one. The one on the laptop is actually modded and not original. The computer originally came with an offbrand trackpoint that was absolutely horrible and barely worked even with the right drivers so I ripped it out and put in a different model. I had to use tape, but it's held for three years without budging.
I keep thinking about buying a thinkpad keyboard and trying to mod in an actual trackpoint just to see what happens.
It's only the chinks, there are quality Microsoft and Logitech bluetooth keyboards. But most of the time they don't even have something as basic as arrow keys.
They only have the most basic keys required to tell everyone your life on Facebook, meaning not much aside from letters, numbers and a space bar.
You could go full retard and get pic related
>or not because they're $40 just for connecting the keyboard
Yeah i couldn't deal with that. Half the speed of a keyboard is the shortcuts. Can't program decently without em
bruh. I bought an asus pc 1000HA after spending hours on your site when i was like 16 gawking over the portability. Keep the baby format alive
After owning my Asus EEE for a few days I can already type at 65 WPM. For comparison I top out at 75-80 on my desktop and 40 on my phone with a touch screen keyboard and I don't see my self being able to type much faster than that on a smaller tablet. Not to mention the additional comfort of having the screen sticking up instead of laying down in your lap.
Get the 901, it's the only one on that list with an Intel Atom instead of the older Celeron M.
My EEE is slightly smaller than a 10" tablet and is about the size of a hardcover book, it's is significantly more portable than a normal size laptop and could fit in a decent size purse. You seem to be forgetting that there's a range of carry options between pockets and backpack.
Dug this out because of these threads. God damn I miss having a keyboard. Wish I could actually use the thing though, it's nearly unusably laggy.
I could live with tablet/phablet if i could get bluetooth mechanical keyboard in size of those in old Jornada or Psions. Considering I still haven't found this unicorn, Htc Shift plus EEE 901 will do nicely.
It looks like I installed Cyanogenmod 7.1.0 on it a long time ago but it still takes minutes to open most apps and even then they crash often. I've been looking around for any lightweight roms that will run but haven't really found anything. Good news is it actually runs a GBA emulator nearly perfectly.
i have a hp compaq nc6220 that's pretty comfy. cleaned her up today and put some new thermal paste on. trying to decide what os to install since it's running an old version of debian and could do with a clean install of something
It seems like before long, the phone will become the new pc for most users.
Man, that takes me back. Pictured: My EDC from early 2012
i miss my gameboy micro so much, left it at home while im at school :(
although i do have pic related to hold me over :3
How much can that thing really do with 32 MB of RAM? Fugg, seeing how well the netbook I just got runs with modern browsing, I'm tempted to try out that emacs web browser without any GUI and see how little RAM and processing power it's possible to get by using.
That looks a while lot like an old Toshiba laptop I used to have. 32bit centrino CPU, maybe 256MB of RAM, XGA resolution, one USB port. It was fantastic, but I ended up selling or to fund an atom netbook when they were new.
Sometimes speed just doesn't trump elegance. :( I miss that laptop.
Is HP Mini 2140 welcome here?
I also have MSI Wind U220 with SSD. Light, powerful, low power usage, I'm using it as my main laptop atm.
Have JXD S5800 which is pretty good. PSP-2000, GBA SP, DS Lite, DSi XL. I still have a GP2x but it's getting flaky now.
>not original form factor with backlight mod
That looks nice but I really like how tiny the Micro screen is. Makes even old games look good with dat pixel density. If you've played the Mega Man Battle Network games, things got a lot smaller and better looking in 4 and onward, but on a Micro, 3 and older look almost as good.
I don't give a fuck what it feels like in my pocket. Rather have something more bulky that is way more comfortable to play on. That form factor is the only comfortable way to play fast paced games. The SP is an abortion form factor
have this, pretty slow only 512 mb of ram but ssd
Umid m1 (korean ver)
usefull for some stuff but battery is dead