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I just received a notice from the folks at FlipStart that the little PC is now shipping.  I wasn’t able to say anything while I was evaluating the FlipStart due to an embargo but I can now say that the device integrates EV-DO Rev A from […]

Flipstart_smallI just received a notice from the folks at FlipStart that the little PC is now shipping.  I wasn’t able to say anything while I was evaluating the FlipStart due to an embargo but I can now say that the device integrates EV-DO Rev A from Sprint.  I experienced great connectivity both here in Houston and in Seattle while testing the FlipStart and had no problems with the Sprint connection which is good news for prospective buyers.  The FlipStart is $1,999 and you’ll find full specs after the jump.

Processor
1.1 GHz Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra-Low Voltage

Graphics
Intel® Enhanced Graphics processor

Hard drive
30 GB (shock-mounted)

Memory
RAM: 512 MB DDR2

Operating systems
Windows® XP Professional
Windows Vista™ Business
Product Specifications

Processor
1.1 GHz Intel® Pentium® M Processor Ultra-Low Voltage

Graphics
Intel® Enhanced Graphics processor

Hard drive
30 GB (shock-mounted)

Memory
RAM: 512 MB DDR2

Operating systems
Windows® XP Professional
Windows Vista™ Business

Dimensions
Size:
5.9” x 4.5” x 1.35” with slimline battery
5.9” x 4.5” x 1.6” with standard high-capacity battery

Weight:
1.5 lbs. with slimline Battery
1.75 lbs. with standard high-capacity battery

Inputs
Backlit QWERTY keyboard
Mouse buttons
Touchpad
Touchstick
Jog dial

Display
Size: 5.6”
Resolution: 1024 x 600 wide SVGA

External Display
Size: 1.8”
Resolution: 220 x 176

Connectivity
Sprint® Mobile Broadband Ready
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® wireless technology

Audio
3.5-mm stereo headphone
Dual built-in microphones
Built-in speaker

Camera
Internal VGA camera

Lithium polymer battery life (depending on usage)
Standard high-capacity: 3–6 hours
Slimline: 1–3 hours

Ports
USB 2.0
Power input
Port replicator connector

Port replicator
VGA output
Audio line output
10/100 Ethernet port
Two USB 2.0 ports
Power input

  1. JK and/or anybody, does the FlipStart display well outdoors in bright sunlight?

    I own a Sony UX 180, and while it displays better than the average laptop outdoors in bright sunlight, it leaves much to be desired in this area.

    While I don’t own an oQo, the oQo version 1.whatever (the second version of the first model) displays EXTREMELY WELL outdoors in bright sunlight. I know because I’ve held one in my hand on a bright sunny summer day (even though I don’t own one; a sales rep went outside with me with a floor model to test it out).

    So before I slap down $2000 or more for the FlipStart after getting burned on this issue with the Sony UX (not making a “mobile” device extremely sunlight readable is like not including a motor on a motorboat), I need to know, how well does the FlipStart display on a hot and extremely sunny day in July/August (so I can take it down to the BEACH)!

    ?

    tia

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  2. This device was dead before it landed at the stores… Anybody thinking obout bying a new UMPC, like flipstart and others should take a look at UMPC news… http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=451
    http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=452
    This thing is never going to make it if you ask me…

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