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Forget the oragami, the Dualcor cPC is here!!!

by ph3Ar / March 21, 2006 8:58 PM PST
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How much?
by pkscout / March 21, 2006 9:20 PM PST

I fear this will fall into the category of "if you have to ask how much it is you can't afford it."

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How Much?
by gwschultz / March 22, 2006 2:10 PM PST
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Size = bigger than you think
by MacHugger / March 22, 2006 3:37 AM PST

Notice they don't give any dimensions for the product or show a photo of it in anybody's hands. In your head, you kind of make it look iPod size but a little bigger. But they mention it has a 5" screen (presumably diagonally) and if you add on the extra area of case, this thing will be between 7 and 8 inches wide and about 2 inches thick.

Kind of a cool product but not quite where it needs to be to step into the ULTRA-cool arena.

-Kevin S.

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I held one at CES
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 22, 2006 7:53 AM PST

It was about 6 inches across, so bigger than an iPod but still manageable. It was also pretty thick as I recall. Kind of more like a brick than a tablet. But I Loooooved it, because of the hot swap between OS's.

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by MacHugger / March 22, 2006 8:49 AM PST
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Using the top-down photo on their site, I did some calculations and it is closer to 6 inches (6.5). If the screen is a 5 inch diagonal, that makes the dimensions about 6.5 x 3.25 inches. Not SO bad for what it purports to do.

The largest ipod is 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches. I am hoping if Apple develops a similar device or large screen iPod video, it is closer to these dimensions. Maybe 4.75 inches wide with a similar 5 inch diagonal screen. That would give it roughly a 1/4 inch case bordering the LCD like in the current iPod.

-Kevin S.

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I forgot to ask
by MacHugger / March 22, 2006 10:28 AM PST
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Tom, if you actually got to play with one at CES, what is it running? Their specifications link is weak on useful information. It says nothing about the chip or the speed.

Does it have WiFi? Bluetooth? Does it support EVDO if it's a cell phone? Their website is useless. They point out everything we can see in the picture - left/right mouse buttons, volume control, power on/off, pointer stick - WHO CARES??. So tell me something useful.

-Kevin S.

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Here's what I know
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 22, 2006 10:59 AM PST
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You didn't say "only" :)
by MacHugger / March 22, 2006 4:57 PM PST
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LOL. I was surprised to hear you say "ONLY fifteen-hundred dollars."

Granted, you can consider this thing a mini-laptop or gigantic PDA but either way, $1500 just doesn't sit right with the perceived value of a product that doesn't even have a market yet.

Sounds like it will ship with 802.11g WiFi but no bluetooth and no EVDO. If it's going to be as thick as a brick and weigh over a pound, it should be crammed full of bleeding-edge technology, or at the very least last year's news.

Thanks for the links, by the way.

-Kevin S.

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by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 23, 2006 9:08 AM PST

Yeah it seems silly now. In the light and glamour of CES though, it sounded like a good deal comparable to a laptop.

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Novel Gimmick?
by robstak / July 5, 2006 7:35 AM PDT
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I remember seeing the CES video back in the day, and I thought to myself, "OK, new idea, but how would i benefit from this?"

Why not just tablet edition? Then you get full windows, writing, instant on/off w/ standby ;), and you dont have to pay extra for two processors and os's. I guess battery life is different according to the other posts, but if that's your dealbreaker, then why not just invest in a car adapter or extra battery?

I dunno, maybe other ppl have better real-life applications of hot swapping two versions of windows that are cool/useful?


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not ideal but right now the best if they finally sell?
by jimmithybob / July 5, 2006 4:35 AM PDT

The concept is great as the advantage of having both OS is that the windows mobile provides very long battery life, instant on and other wireless features. The only negative is that it would have been great to have a touch type keyboard and have it a bit thinner. The ideal size to me is something around 3.5" x 7.5" x 3/4" in size more like the old Psion 5mx.

The Dualcor is the best for mobile users compared to any of the umpc's or the OQO but when is it going to be made and sold?

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