Believe or not believe? I tend to believe, seeing that HTC HD2 is made to satisfy these specifications and that it was promised that HD2 will get upgrade to WM7. And just to put those specs into perspective, my Raon Everun UMPC ran Windows XP with just 6GB SSD and 600MHz CPU. Just asked Eldar if so high requirements may mean that Windows Mobile 7 is a some kind of light weight rehash of Windows XP, and he replied that it really looks so.
So will we get XP compatibility in new Windows Mobile 7 phones? Not 100% I think, but with some UI adjustments, recompiling existing XP code might be an option.
So, I got 2 80GB units from cartft.com (via ebay). Price was fair (194 EUR/piece) and shipping was only 16 EUR for UPS ground (4 days) delivery. I have to say that these babies delivered on all the hype that surrounds them, and that’s why their price still exceeds MSRP without any signs of decline.
Boot time in laptop (Windows 7, Core 2 Duo, 2.1GHz) went down from 40 seconds to 15. Desktop (Core 2 Quad 4GHz) boots in mere 6 seconds (without motherboard POST time, which begins to look too long at 5 sec). Overall, system responsiveness is butter smooth. Level loading (MW2, L4D) are a breeze at around 4-5 seconds. I am satisfied. Very satisfied.
Core i5, switchable graphics with Nvidia GT 330M, 128 GB SSD, VGA/HDMI out. Nice display and keayboard in the slick 1.4 kg package.
Congrats on removing modem and firewire. But what the heck, Sony? You still keep DVD in this “ultra-portable”? Please, its 2010, you can use this space for better battery and some port that can do 2560x1600, because frankly, this is the display resolution (with some 27-30” screen) that will be standing on the tables of prospective Z customers in the coming year.
That means, Dual DVI or Displayport. Unless that HDMI port that you put there is HDMI 1.3, huh? Anyway, Apple uses Displayport that can support 2560x1600, and others please take notice. So far, WQXGA support by PC/laptop manufacturers has a faint smell of failure, but I hope it will change in 2010.