So far I love it!
When I cancelled my initial Eo order I had a think about what I wanted to do with it and came up with two primarly scenarios.
Firstly, I've taken to taking lots of notes when I go to meetings, and as wonderful as paper is, I really love OneNote - so much so that it's my favourite Microsoft Application. Here's why (in a nutshell):
- Handwrite your notes on a Tablet PC or type them on any PC
- You can search your handwritten notes
- You can convert you handwriting to text
- You can take screen captures without having to load new software
- You can record audio while taking notes and then playback the audio from the point where you took any particular note (very cool).
- You can store pretty much anything in it
- Its file based and works well with Foldershare
So - the Eo for taking notes is great. My only complaint in this area is that the battery doesn't last all day, and in a device with this form factor I would use it all day if I could. I do get 2.5 hours out of it under normal use (with the screen backlight turned down a bit), and the extended battery will help too, but going from a Pocket PC you just get used to long batteries - and the scenarios for a UMPC are different than a Laptop or Tablet due to their size.
The other key scenario for me is e-books. I spend lots of time preparing to lead a Bible Study, and Logos on a UMPC is awesome. Now I have over 300 books available with me wherever I go. Very cool and a great time saver.
Also, I got a nice little geek bag for it which means it doesn't even look like I'm carrying a tech toy - which is great - and even drew comments from one of the managers in the Mobile and Embedded Division (nice swag...).
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UMPC's coming to NZ
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Comment by chiefie, on 26-Jul-2006 20:52
Daryl, it doesn't have PCMCIA slot, does it?
Comment by ctitanic, on 27-Jul-2006 06:26
Welcome to the Dark Site!
Comment by tonyhughes, on 27-Jul-2006 11:19
you foldershare link is broken. a quirk on geekzone blogs is that if you dont enter the http:// portion of a URL, it takes your URL and tacks it on to http://www.geekzone.co.nz//