Guy has had it up to here with UMPCs, builds his own


Fed up with the state of UMPCs? Remember UMPCs, even? Before netbooks, there were UMPCs – basically keyboard-less netbooks. Well one enterprising individual wanted a UMPC so badly that he cannibalized his Acer Aspire One netbook.

The forum post is in Spanish but from the looks of it, the device is a dual-boot setup running a stripped-down version of Vista Ultimate and Ubuntu Netbook Remix with an 8.9-inch touchscreen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB solid state drive (with a possible upgrade to an 80GB or 120GB hard drive down the line), and something about adding GPS and TV to the thing in the near future.

Nice job on the workmanship, too. It looks like an actual UMPC.

[via Mobility Site]