ASUS R50A review

ApoTheTech’s friend has recently published a huge review about the ASUS R50A, which is a premium category UMPC. Here are the specifications of R50A:

  • 5.6″ 1024×600 gloss touchscreen
  • 1.33GHz Atom Z520 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB SSD
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • 3G HSDPA, Bluetooh/WLAN, GPS

As we can see, there is nothing spectacular about the specifications. True, is has 3G to offer, but I lost all the interest when you come to know that this UMPC retails at $1300+. No doubt, UMPCportal is also very disappointed with ASUS R50A.

Here is what they have to say about it:

I’ll start out by just saying that I’m disappointed in the R50A. It is hard for a product like this to really succeed though. When you think about it, the R50A tries to fill a niche within a niche. Unless you are specifically looking for a handheld device that can only be used as a slate, I couldn’t recommend the R50A to you. I can’t think of many situations where a full sized slate, or convertible Tablet PC wouldn’t be a much better alternative than the R50A.

Click here to read the full review at UMPCportal