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Kohjinsha adds SSD to SH6 UMPC series

Ssd_kohji_blackSeveral weeks after the nicely named Kohjinsha K600 handtop was officially launched as the atrociously labeled SH6KB04A, the Japanese company replaced the standard 40GB hard drive (100GB for the SH6KP10A model) with a 32GB solid state drive and called it the SH6KPS3ABX1.

Listed on the Kohjinsha website for 199,800 yen (about $1675), the SH6KPS3ABX1 retains the specs of the higher-end members of the SH6 clan: 600MHz Intel A100 CPU, 1GB RAM, Vista Home Premium, 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen,  3-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC, and CF), Bluetooth, 802.11b/g, and so on.

The convertible-style UMPC comes in either black or white and can also be configured with Microsoft Office Personal 2007. But watch out. Because not only does the software suite add 20,000 yen (about $168) to the purchase price, but it also transforms the device’s name from SH6KPS3ABX1 to SH6KPS3FBX1.

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The "F" designation somehow corresponds to the software because the 100GB SH6KP10A, which also runs around as the SH6WP10A, becomes the SH6KP10F (and SH6WP10F) when Office is added.

Ridiculous naming conventions aside, I actually wouldn’t mind giving another Kohjinsha a spin. My biggest gripes about the SA1F00A, the company’s first UMPC attempt, were about the subpar keyboard and lack of a touchscreen. The latter issue has obviously been addressed, and according to the UMPCportal’s SH6 mini-review, the former isn’t a problem anymore either.

[via Akihabara News]
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5 thoughts on “Kohjinsha adds SSD to SH6 UMPC series

  • I wish there was somewhere that I could get my hands on all these not so name brand UMPCs. I never like to buy stuff without first trying it, but there isn’t anywhere that carriers these things! The only UMPC I’ve ever seen in a store is the UX.

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  • RCS and Samsung Experience in New York, certain Fry’s and Best Buy locations, and a few other B&M stores in the U.S. have had a couple of other UMPCs on display in the past. Like you, though, I’ve only seen the UX in a store.

    I’ve seen pictures of decent UMPC displays in Japan and Korea, but I guess that really shouldn’t be a big surprise.

    I buy almost everything sight unseen, which certainly doesn’t make my savings account very happy.

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  • Avatar of Rorschach

    I’m in the same boat as Benz145. In fact, I did my routine research on the UX280P (which includes printing out stacks of reviews to be laid around my desk in a systematic way to break my resolve) for a good month or two.

    Well, I finally saw one in person at Micro Center, sampled the keyboard, and thought to myself, “I’ve literally drooled over my last review!” I bought it from Sonystyle.com an hour later.

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  • LOL. Great story, Rorschach!

    I suppose if you actually saw the UX in your drool (given your name and all – assuming it’s a reference to inkblots and not Watchmen), SonyStyle would’ve received your order in half the time? :-)

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  • Avatar of MathProfJohnson

    Yea, I wouldn’t mind playing with one of these. I saw a p1610 at MicroCenter in April and I had bought one by May. I did look at a UX180 in SonyStyle Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg and decided to pass until the UX280 came out and I could get the Vista upgrade for Tablet support. I also wouldn’t mind getting my hands on an OQO 02.

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