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Remember, this is version 1.0

Overall, the UMPC shows a great deal of promise. I really like the device and could see using it regularly, particularly for meetings and other places where I would like to have a laptop but feel conspicuous when I pull one out.

But there are some hardware and software issues that need to be addressed. The battery life and price needs to change. I would pay around $500 for this device but not twice that.

The bottom line is that this is just version 1.0 of the UMPC. Remember back when the Palm first came out? That had only 2MB of memory and a black and white screen—and we're already a long way from that. Given time, the UMPC will achieve the goals it set itself at the UMPC web site: "Go Anywhere. Do Anything."

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