Actually, they reviewed several categories of PCs, but no Tablet PCs other than four UMPCs. Wired got their paws on the Asus R2H, the Samsung Q1, the Sony UX-180P, and the Tablet Kiosk eo V7110. The verdict? Each was rated from one to ten with the following results in order from best to worst:
- Sony UX-180P (8/10): The high score is thanks to the higher native resolution of 1024 x 600 and speedy processor. Ironically, the one feature that sets the Sony apart, the integrated keyboard, wasn’t mentioned in the Pros or Cons.
- Tablet Kiosk eo V7110 (7/10) because the Via CPU handled all tasks well. The battery life was listed as "solid" at 1 hour and 50 minutes. Huh?
- Samsung Q1 (6/10) as "you have to pull out the battery to read it". What did they think it was: an eBook? I’m chuckling because the Samsung has a battery indicator on the battery and you don’t need to remove it. Maybe they confused the battery with the hard drive?!?
- Asus R2H (5/10): this surprised me as the Asus offers the most features standard. Wired indicated that it choked on Windows Movie Maker video editing. Just goes back to what we always say: you have to use the right tool for the task
Oh Wired, I think you’re unplugged when it comes to UMPCs; still, it’s a positive sign to see the mainstream media review them.
(via Origami Project)