Tech prOn: Digital Cube’s i-Station G43 UMPC

Hands-on with Digital Cube’s “world’s smallest” UMPC: the G43

The first thing you need to know about Digital Cube’s i-Station G43 UMPC is that it’s small. Not crazy small, just small for a device labeled a UMPC. That’s primarily due to that fact that it sports a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 touch-screen display instead of the big ol’ 7-incher featured on most UMPCs. Its primary limitation then, is the fact that it runs an AMD Geode LX800/900 running at 500MHz (throttled back to 398MHz in the prototype on display at CeBIT). That means XP and Linux, no Vista Home Professional for you. Still, with 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, choice of 30GB or 60GB disks, a speaker dock, USB-host port, and a nice touch-pad mousing interface along the left-hand side, it will certainly fill a void in somebody’s ultra mobile lifestyle. You know, whenever it might ship.

Does it compute?

Love Calculator results
These are the results of the calculations by Dr. Love:

Mike Cane loves i-Station G43

58 %

Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between Mike Cane and i-Station G43 has a reasonable chance of working out, but on the other hand, it might not. Your relationship may suffer good and bad times. If things might not be working out as you would like them to, do not hesitate to talk about it with the person involved. Spend time together, talk with each other.

Oh my God!! A higher score than the Samsung Q1 got! Doc Love is right. I have a major lust for this thing. And yet, sniff!, I see no evidence of a stylus or stylus well in the photos!

So, where’s the new Raon Digital VEGA, dammit?!!?

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