Chippy over at UMPC Portal lays out 10 reasons to pay extra for a UMPC – a fully-featured pocket-ish PC – instead of netbooks like the Asus Eee or the HP Mini-note. "We're all suckers for a bargain," he writes, "but these are not the mobile devices I’d prefer to see..."
Some of the reasons are obvious: Newer UMPCs tend to have better battery life and look sexier. On the other hand, other reasons are obviously debatable: their small size, while making them easier to stash, makes typing a pain.
I'm a big fan of UMPCs, but have come to accept that they're just not all that useful. The iPhone is surprisingly good at covering the casual side – and the productivity side (for me) requires more than such a little thing can give.
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