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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Aigo MID P8888w XP Compatible version now available at Mobilx.hu




Mobilx.hu has now on stock the new xp compatible version of the Aigo P888w.
It's exactly the same device as before, and it comes with midlinux, the only difference is that, due to some minor hardware changes is now fully compatible with XP. Meaning that everything works including Wifi.


You can check it here: aigo p8888W MID (xp compatible)

You still have to buy and install XP yourself. You can find all drivers here:

Enjoy.

Joao.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Aigo MID - Going EXTREME - Playing EVE-Online (Testing purpose only :-) )

I'm on quest here. Trying to see if, and how good you can play EVE-Online on a portable device. Going "a bit" extreme here, but I had to see..... heheheh

Video here:



Of course it's not playable not even by far! :) but it was fun to test!

Joao.

UMID M1 Mbook UMPC, first impressions from JKK

A Few days ago JKK from JKKmobile.com posted his first impressions video on the UMID M1 UMPC.

Looks a very interesting device, but to me, the design and colour, it's really not my style, but still a new step forward on the mid business.

Orignal video Here :



Let's wait for a more detailed review from Jkk or Steve from UMPCPortal.com (he also has one for testing) ... maybe a live session about it with the "guys" @ Meetmobility.com

Joao.

Source JKKMobile.com


EVE-Online on Netbooks



Recently I started playing this on-line game called EVE-Online (www.evenonline.com) . Normally i don't play games, in fact I haven't played any computer game for more than 10 years, but this one really caught my attention. It's a really interesting strategy game and really makes you think to play it....
Well it's not to talk about the game that I'm writing this post. In fact the reason is that, I'm trying to find out if and which Netbooks you can play EVE on.

I have tried to run it on my two netbooks, Asus Eee 901 and Samsung NC10 and it actually works, BUT, the performance is really poor (actually runs faster on the NC10 don't know why system exactly the same?!?!). So what I'm trying to find out is which Netbooks would actually run this game with a reasonable performance.

My guess is that, it must run really nice on devices like Everun Note or the Asus N10J because one is a dual core (the Everun) and both have dedicated 3d graphics controller. But what about the new Aton n280 / GN40? Is there any performance improvements over the "old" n270? What about the new "Zxx" series?....
I Know that Nebooks were not made to play games but, If you play the game and have any of these netbooks / umpcs please share your experiences, post comments, write me an e-mail... you name it!

Lets see how far these "babies" can go... :) Maybe it's a really crazy idea, but Netbooks are very portable and many in a "Always with you" form factor so, why not used them to kill free or boring times , and/or if you don't nothing better to do... play some EVE?



Joao.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Learning how to solder - Part 1

Yes, I have decided to learn how to solder, with all the fine mod's showing all the time for umpcs, netbooks, etc.. this might come handy one day. (not even thinking on trying anything like that sometime soon, need to build much more confidence first!)

Here is my first soldering attempt on a test kit board.



Not bad, I think, for someone that has never picked up a soldering iron since high-school...long long time ago!

To be continued......

Joao.

P.S. Thanks Youtube for all the amazing solder tutorial videos. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Runcore SATA 16gb SSD for EEE PC is here. First impressions.



All I can say is that, it's here and it's GOOOD!

The 16gb SDD from Runcore, for my "old" EEE 901, arrived today from Mydigitaldiscount.com. Have been testing it all day and so far I'm very impressed, it really makes and huge difference in overall performance. Windows XP Boots quite fast, about 20/25 secs and i haven't noticed almost any slow down on the system due to disk activity. The little guy really hands it very well to the tasks given. Almost any application, like Firefox, Tweetdeck or Outlook, show just immediately after you run them. Again I'm very Impressed.

Thanks Runcore for this great product.




Real life testing on the next couple of days, so more on this soon.....

Joao.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Aigo MID hardware upgrade for HK users,



Well, looks like Aigo Hong Kong division is offering a almost free hardware upgrade for the Aigo MID, to UMPCFever.com forum members!
Acording to UMPCFever.com, forum members can send their Aigo's to a support center in HK, and for the amount of HK$150, they will do the necessary hardware changes/upgrade to make wifi work on Windows XP. Apparently this amount includes both upgrade and shipping costs.

This is good news for for the Asian users, and certainly a big effort by UMPCFever, since this looks to be co-organized by Umpcfever and Aigo HK. Not sure if the upgrade is also limited to local forum members dough....

Don't get your hopes down, not all is lost!... Hopefully instructions on how to make it yourself will be available soon (good source). But I can tell you in advance is not going to be as easy as 1 2 3... :)

More about this as I get more updates!

Joao.

P.S Thanks JKK for pointing this out....


Source : UMPCFever.com

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Gigabyte Touchnote T1028M unboxed at UMPCPortal.

Steve from UMPCPortal.com got a new Gigabyte Touchnote T1028M to test, and he as done a great (as usual) unboxing video.

Thanks steve, and of course thanks Mobilx.eu for sending him the device!




Source: JKKMobile.com UMPCPortal.com

MIDs and more MIDs at IDF Beijing 2009




Jkk from JKKMobile.com has edited a Highlights video from Intel's presentation at IDF 2009, a few days a go.
Quite a nice number of devices were shown in this press release, some already known, some not so much.

That one with phone, somehow caught my attention :) . Will try to find more information about it.

Here is the video by jkk.




Thanks, JKK.

Source: JKKMobile.com

16gb SSD on it's way here.

Next week i will be reviving my "old" Eee 901 that has been sitting in a shelf for the last couple of months.
I have ordered a 16gb Runcore Fast SSD from Mydigitaldiscount.com and it should be here, beginning of text week.



More information and testing soon. :)

Joao.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

08/04/09 Tonight Live Session 21h30 CET (20h30 - GMT)


Tonight 21h30 CET (20h30 - GMT) Live Session hosted by Steve "Chippy" from UMPCPortal.com and JKK from JKKMobile.com

Join me and all the others at www.jkkmobile.com/live or www.umpcportal.com/live

See you there!