What was the point of this thing?

Easton Wright
Easton Wright

What was the point of this thing?

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Jackson Gomez
Jackson Gomez

we havu a shitto tonnu of yen, lettsu go wirudu

Josiah Young
Josiah Young

at the time no one knew what the future would look like. so they tried to make a glorious future but the people rejected their offering and gave us the smudgy shit present we have today

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

posting on the bst thread

Ryder Davis
Ryder Davis

the point was to have a real portable computer and not a gimped piece of shit smartphone or tablet that tries to do everything horribly via slapping fingers on display.

Luke Lopez
Luke Lopez

I bet I can type faster with a swype keyboard or whatever it's called on a tablet than most people could using this vaio thing

Dylan Richardson
Dylan Richardson

Depends on your use case.
Remember that this pre-dates usable smartphones.

Adrian Hughes
Adrian Hughes

not a gimped piece of shit
well they failed at that since it was slow as shit when it came out, and the keyboard is unusable

Chase Davis
Chase Davis

They figured it was the next step forward, but wasn't. Same thing with netbooks.

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Camden Torres
Camden Torres

desu future defined by the iphone is grim

Camden Foster
Camden Foster

bought a phablet
use it in landscape mode 95% of the time anyway
I was born in the wrong timeline.

Nolan Morris
Nolan Morris

What was the point of this thing?
cruise Jow Forums while on the loo

Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandez

The Panasonic CF-U1 was way better.

Owen Clark
Owen Clark

If anyone is looking for a modern revival of this sort of thing, GPD MicroPC is pretty good, got mine late last month, you need nomodeset to get linux on it otherwise the install disk boots with a black screen but after that if you install kernel 5.x it works fine without nomodeset.

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Lucas Gray
Lucas Gray

Portable hacking machine of the past

Camden Bell
Camden Bell

Hello brother

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Justin Russell
Justin Russell

It's a handheld portable computer:
It's meant to be a computer, that you can take around with you, and it fits in your hands.

Xavier Russell
Xavier Russell

Also what TPD setting are you on? I'm using 6w with fan off most of the time and the performance under Linux is absolutely amazing (with about 6-8 hours of battery life).

Parker Powell
Parker Powell

Lol, i don't know much about the hardware side of things, didn't even know about TDP. Just checked, I'm on 10W. Performance + battery life is good here too, I leave the fan on all the time because I haven't found a reason to turn it off yet, wouldn't know much about battery life since I power mine down completely whenever I'm not using it, but I do know that in doing so, it consistently lasts me all day and only gets down to around 40% at the lowest.

Charles Sullivan
Charles Sullivan

That's what they came up with before tablets.

Dominic Bennett
Dominic Bennett

touchscreen was a novelty

Daniel Collins
Daniel Collins

I wanted one so bad. Finally got over the 2500 dollar price tag and showed up at Fry's money in hand. Bitches were sold out. I never got around to trying again

Juan Torres
Juan Torres

This thing was glorious nippon engineering.

Jason Collins
Jason Collins

Sony ad in James Bond movie?

Levi Gray
Levi Gray

the people rejected their offering
Yeah but it's also about timing, these days if some blue hair tranny put this on kickstarter I'm sure the onions boy will throw money at it.

Landon Perez
Landon Perez

Do you mind posting that wallpaper?

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Luis Hughes
Luis Hughes

To be a portable handheld computer. I just threw XP on mine yesterday, it's great for SimCity 4

Aiden Baker
Aiden Baker

Same thing with netbooks.
Netbooks are still a thing though.

Kayden Turner
Kayden Turner

instead they tried to give us a gimped piece of shit netbook that tries to do desktop work horribly with thumb keyboards and tiny high DPI displays

killing palm was our greatest mistake

Parker Anderson
Parker Anderson

The keyboard's awful but it's better than resistive touch with your thumbs or a stylus. If it had a BlackBerry keyboard it'd be incredible

Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez

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Mason Bennett
Mason Bennett

Sony’s designs are GOAT.

William Green
William Green

Cute

Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore

you mind if I save this picture?

Brayden Young
Brayden Young

killing palm was our greatest mistake
Yes. I still have my Palm Pilot. And the spuds in HP that murdered Palm Pre destroyed the future.

Noticed how many in here that want real keyboards. And nobody cares about such wishes. those who decide all want to be the next Steve Jobs, telling people what it is that they should want.

Owen Baker
Owen Baker

Save it, it's all yours my friend :-)

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson

No, how dare you!

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Jordan Allen
Jordan Allen

I think netbooks done their job I used one in the time tablets were horribly expensive business toys.

Jack Sanders
Jack Sanders

palmtops are literally the biggest sign of autism for losers who even fail at IT and want to pretend they're in "the future" and are only used to make casual tasks psuedo-complicated by the shitty small unusable on purpose keyboard, just use a regular laptop

Xavier Kelly
Xavier Kelly

well, this was 2006-7 so smartphones were not a thing

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