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Remember that plucky little brick of a handheld with the stellar battery life we reviewed in January? The Raon Digital Vega was mighty mite in terms of runtime, but wasn’t super-computer powered with an AMD Geode LX800 under the hood. Still, we found it to be […]

Raon_digital_vega_part_2Remember that plucky little brick of a handheld with the stellar battery life we reviewed in January? The Raon Digital Vega was mighty mite in terms of runtime, but wasn’t super-computer powered with an AMD Geode LX800 under the hood. Still, we found it to be quite usable and now we hear of a successor to the original Vega. No word on specs, price or availability, but it sounds official since Jenn got word straight from the company. While we ponder and wait to see what the next model will offer, why not post thoughts on what you’d like to see? Let’s keep it within the physical confines of the current Vega model; a small handheld with a 4.3-inch screen. Would you beef the specs but still keep the unit well under a grand or would you go hog-wild with a Sony UX competitor?

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  1. I would LOVE to see basically the same device, with an upgrade to the via c7-m, double the ram, and another 10 gigs thrown into the hd for within 50 bucks price of the original, but I dont think its possible due to size constraints. I wish it was though, oh and also maybe somewhere to stick the stylus, and less buttons That would make this a KILLER device to me.

  2. This is old news, see http://myvega.blogspot.com/2007/01/new-vega-in-pipe-line.html. Expect to see the new Vega later this year, but no earlier than June.

  3. Dalgety Steve Monday, March 19, 2007

    I would like less random blue screen of death!, a windows default battery meter, the RAON one sucks, a driver update download on the RAON site that actually works, change the keys for a mobile phone size and style keyboard split to the left and right of screen for predictive text input. An external volume adjust. Inside WIFI and BT. A little integrated bracket that lets it stand up on its own with a bit of lean back for sitting on a desk and watching Video. An in car mount and 12 volt car power adaptor standard. Move the USB ports to a little USB cube that sits on top of the unit and presents the ports to the left and right so 2 x USB adaptors can sit parallel to the case, have you seen it with 2 x USB sticks in it? it looks like the international space station, try putting that in your pocket. Also needs a one touch standby button, both external power buttons shut down the unit. I have other issues…But I still love it and think it is the best value around. One day i hope to be gifted with the perfect specifications.

  4. Demetri Poulos Monday, March 19, 2007

    I would rather see a UMPC priced at the original estimates of the origami, $500. So a UMPC with touch screen and ink functionality, compatibility with the Office suite(including the mighty OneNote 2007), Wifi, Bluetooth, decent battery life and a custom, slim-line case for mobility.

    I am not sure what drove up the price on the origianl UMPC other than software licensing, but the price drove me to finally purchase a Nokia n800.

  5. >>>Move the USB ports to a little USB cube that sits on top of the unit and presents the ports to the left and right so 2 x USB adaptors can sit parallel to the case, have you seen it with 2 x USB sticks in it? it looks like the international space station, try putting that in your pocket.

    With a cube on top, it wouldn’t *fit* in a pocket!

    Are you getting good use out of yours anyway?

  6. For me to get one, I’d want to see at least:

    - 1GB RAM (min.)
    – 60GB HD option
    – built-in WiFi
    – built0in ethernet port

    An upgraded CPU would be nice too….

    ;-)

  7. similar to Archie:
    1Ghz processor (AMD or Intel)
    1Gb RAM
    built in WIFI, BT, ethernet and VGA out
    pepperpad/Q1 ultra type keyboard
    remove that restart button!

    And all at the same price or cheaper :)

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