Concept UMPCs don't belong at CES

Why? Because they’re boring.

One of the devices I was most looking forward to hearing about at CES this year was the Yahoo/Intel UMPC. After showing the swiveling keyboard and 5" screened handtop as a reference design at several developer forums last year, Intel arrived in Las Vegas this week lugging the same old concept unit behind them.

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Is that a collective snore I hear?


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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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