There are no shortage of blog posts about the terrible reviews that UMPCs are getting in the mainstream press but the useful impressions of these early Origamis will come from consumers. The first reviews are already starting to appear on blogs and one in particular is worth mentioning. Jeffrey Graebner of Bigbeaks.com has posted his first impression of the TabletKiosk eo v7110 that he recently received. His article is a fair assessment of the eo and the platform and what it means to him. He is reporting good WiFi strength and lousy battery life, although he admits he’s been mostly doing hard drive intensive stuff so far such as installing software. His conclusion is right on the money:
The eo definitely does have some issues, but at this point I’m overall impressed with the whole UMPC concept. Windows XP really does work rather well on a device this size and I suspect it will only improve as the OS and software are adapted to the smaller screen and keyboard-less entry.