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Owl's iMpc A10 UMPC just wants some respect

Tim Stevens
04.02.09
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We've seen bulky UMPCs with hidden QWERTY keyboards and svelte ones you could almost slip in a pocket, but regardless of size they've always been comfortable with their lot in life: not being treated as full computers. Not so for Owl's iMpc A10, a plucky portable that wants you to believe it's a real machine, starting with its name, which intentionally implies "I'm a PC." So too is John Hodgman, though, and funny as he is we wouldn't say he's a very good portable computing device. The A10 should be, with a 1.2GHz VIA C7 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD. It also sports a 5.6-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, a webcam, 802.11b/g wireless, and a claimed 5 hours of battery life -- decent specs but nothing to really differentiate it from the crowd. A price of 2,999 yuan, or about $440, seems reasonable enough, but no availability outside of China means no respect from us.

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