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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:21   #1
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VIA OQO UMPC can really play games

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/06...y_play_games/1

COMPUTEX 2007: We have a bash at some retro gaming while going ultra portable, yet, still retaining a use of a full keyboard and decent sized screen.

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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:37   #2
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Pretty sweet... If only the Vista was a bit more compatible with older games and you could use Vista instead of XP, but in time compatibility will improve...
Wonder if it could handle Sim City 4... on low low settings?
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:42   #3
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Might do, that's the kind of game you could kill hours on one of those things (providing you have a plug socket )

I've requested one from VIA for review, for a month, so we'll see.
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:44   #4
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I'm surprised Quake 3 and HL are being classed as "Retro classics" as in all honesty I thought "retro" was generally a tile given to items of around 20 years in age.
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:51   #5
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Agreement, Biosniper.

Reminds me of my old Psion 5mx. Ah, good days.
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 15:57   #6
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ooh.. one of those would be nice..
Anything on when they'll be avalible?
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Old 12th Jun 2007, 16:02   #7
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Hey we can now have some portable Quake death matches any where that you can get the internet forgt lan parties, now we can have where ever you want parties
Also there must be a wider range of games that can be played on the OQO model 02.
I still have the problem with the EVDO/WWAN conection only comming from Sprint and Verizon right now. I'm in Canada and I use TELUS so I would have to work out some kind of activation with them At least the WiFi will work in most cities
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You can buy them already from expansys
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So basically t'is an overpowered PDA/Cell Phone/Etc, or an underpowered mini laptop? Pretty cool, tbh.
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I wouldn't say uder powered I will run Windows Vista ultimate, that need a good amount of processing power
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have one
I guess there are benefits to being in the US after all

it plays Sim City 4 quite nicely, and even manages supcom (low settings)

I'm in fact writing on here and can say that its a nice beast, but not meant for FPS action on the go. As far as the mobile broadband goes, I didn't bother with it, too expensive but the availablility of Wi-fi (and the fact that almost no one remembers to secure theirs) over here makes it easy to connect.

for those looking for ways to get the games going on the go with laptops without using the CD drive (and massive battery loss) use daemon tools, copy the disc and mount it from the HDD.
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This is what I told VIA(Arena); as soon as hotspots and WiMAX prevail things like that will be all the rage with twittering and blogging on the go.
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From 1500 USD and up..
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the availablility of Wi-fi (and the fact that almost no one remembers to secure theirs) over here makes it easy to connect.
In downtown Toronto you can find a free WiFi hot-spot on almost every street corner. Peolpe just don't secure there WiFi like they should
I have a question though what is the WiFi range like with the OQO's antenna
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excellent, it picks up on a linksys 54G router signal even through 3 cinderblock walls, at about 3/4 the max distance, but still gets full speed. my freind's Vaio won't even see the router at the same location.
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Reminds me of my old Psion 5mx. Ah, good days.
Hehe, so true! Although I couldn't afford a 5 series, so went for a Revo...still a damn good machine though. Think I've still got it somewhere...

This thing looks damn nice, if a little pointless for most folk. I'd buy one, but only if I had vast amounts of cash to spare.
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to expensive for my pocket, but it owns!!!!!!
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ive had the pleasure of actually trying one myself, and i must say that its a great product. The screen is a little small and a little dark, but with a few adjustments, the lighting can be improved. It is faster than my parents dell p4 2.4 ghz and is extremely light and lives up to the name of UMPC.
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looks cool and interesting... but I had very very bad experience with Via products... specially for mobo's. Never latest more then 3 months and all I had was sever BIOS issues. So, personally I don't know about this....
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Hehe, so true! Although I couldn't afford a 5 series, so went for a Revo...still a damn good machine though. Think I've still got it somewhere...

This thing looks damn nice, if a little pointless for most folk. I'd buy one, but only if I had vast amounts of cash to spare.
Mm. I ended up going for a 5, despite the extra cost... the keys were so much better, and they were actually a half-decent size considering the overall size of the Psion. I was so annoyed when the ribbon cable got damaged and all it gave me was a corrupt screen! And Psion wanted over 400 to repair it! I think not - it cost me less than that!
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