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Review

TabletKiosk eo v7110

UMPC Review

by Linda A. Epstein
July 2006

eo 7110 umpc

TabletKiosk eo v7110 Ultra Mobile PC

The eo v7110 UMPC / Ultra Mobile PC with a 7 inch screen that gives people the convenience of having the the full Windows Tablet PC operating system, your choice of input methods and built in bluetooth and wireless connections all in small lightweight package that can go anywhere you do.

eo v7110

Watching the Tour De France winner Floyd Landis on the eo V7110 UMPC

The eo v7110 UMPC boots in just under 50 seconds with 1 gig of ram installed. The 7 inch screen provides a beautiful picture remarkably clear and we got an 1 hours and 39 minutes battery life with the eo running in always on mode, the wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive set to always on.   (battery life is over two hours with normal usage)

I've said this before and I will say it again:  Like any new technology, if this is the first time you have used a computer with the Tablet PC operating system there is a learning curve.  Do no panic at the lack of a keyboard!  It takes a few days to get used to using the pen or the on screen keyboard,    Not because its difficult, simply because its not how you are used to using a computer.    

We are used to using keyboards, and mice.   While it takes time to become comfortable without those items.  Keep in mind that it is the lack of an attached keyboard that keeps the eo light and easy to carry with you where ever you go.

eo outside

Slate style Tablet PCs do not have an attached keyboards and its not a problem.  You always you have the option and ability of attaching a USB or Bluetooth keyboard to the TabletKiosk eo v7110 other UMPC's and slate style Tablet PC's if you choose to do so.    At home I'm home I find my self carrying the eo around from room to room far more often than one of my Tablet PC's  likely to set the eo on my desk and use it with a USB keyboard.   When I'm out and about I'd use either the pen or the on screen keyboard for input. 

For those of you who you don't own an external optical drive, you can install software via a network connection to your main computer or from a USB flash drive   Not having a built in optical drive isn't anywhere near as big a problem as people are making it out to be.  In fact once you own a Tablet PC or UMPC such as the eo you will be surprised at how rarely you need an optical drive     

eo with ultimate earsThe Ultra Mobile PC was designed for ease of mobility and convenience and the eo v7110 gives you that and more. .

Thanks to well thought out buttons the eo's learning curve is shorter,  its easy to use and its fun to fun to use for everyday tasks such as checking your email and instant messaging with friends. 

Since the eo v7110 is running a full Windows XP Tablet PC Edition OS,  you can install Microsoft Office and use your eo to read, create and edit documents in word, excel or power point any time from any location.

Almost anything anything you can do on your desktop or Tablet PC computer you can do with a eo umpc.    You can watch a downloaded move or watch one from an external DVD drive, listen to music, edit and organize photos, play games, communicate with your family and friends.   I found it to be a great for quick business meeting power lunches and for taking notes during conference calls.

Although there is no built in stand connected to the eo, an interesting feature worth mentioning is the ability to insert the pen into a slot on the back to create a stand that allows you to used the touch screen or an attached keyboard with ease.  

The feature that sets the eo apart from other UMPCS is the layout and use of the buttons on the front. There is absolutely no question that the end users out of box experience was taken into consideration when designing the layout of the button on the front of the eo's case.   Right or left handed, everything you need to move around, adjust settings and to navigate is at your fingertips, which makes the eo extremely user friendly.

Q1 with accessories

Buttons & Indicator lights

Left handed users will be pleased to know that the mouse and the up/down page button on both the left and the right side of the eo v7110 so its as easy for a lefty to use as a right handed person. 

 Left Front
Right Front
Top Right
  • Mouse Left Key
  • Mouse Right key
  • D-Pad (4 Direction + Enter)  
  • Function Key A
  • Function Key -Keyboard
  • Mouse Cursor + Enter
  • Page UP
  • Page Down
  • Settings Button
  • Display Res Button
  • Speaker
  • Power On indicator
  • Battery Indicator
  • HDD Accessing
  • Wireless Status

Left Side
Right Side
eo left side eo right side
  • DC-In Jack
  • USB x 1
  • WLAN ON / OFF
  • Head Phone / Stereo MIC Jack (Combo)
  • Volume UP/ Down Key
  • USB x 1
  • Power Switch / Key Lock Hold
  • SAS Key (Ctrl + Alt + Del)

 

eo with ultimate ears

Watching Nanny McPhee using movielink on the eo v7110

While I was disappointed in the sound coming from the single speaker on eo, when I plugged in the Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro Earphones to watch the movie I downloaded from MovieLink I was surprised to find the even though the sound was mono and not stereo it was quite good.

eo on patio

The eo v7110 shown outside on the patio table does not have an indoor outdoor display,
however you can see the screen outdoors in the shade

eo at hollywood bowl

Fred Vogler, Sound Designer for the Hollywood Bowl and the LA Philharmonic checks out the Eo v7110 in the sound booth at the Hollywood Bowl

Evan with eo

My 7 year old Evan checks out the eo v7110 at Grandmas house


eo box

What's in the Box:

  • TabletKiosk e v7110 Ultra Mobile PC
  • 2 pens
  • Stand
  • AC Adapter with Cord Set
  • Headphone/Microphone Combo
  • User's Manual
  • Utility CDs (Restore & Utilities)
    storage bag
  • cleaning cloth

 
eo with extended battery

The eo V7110 with extended battery

While you can just about anything that you can do on a full desktop or notebook computer, the Ultra Mobile PC / UMPC is not intended to be replacement for your desktop or notebook computer.     UMPC's are designed for mobility and convenience.  They are designed for people on the go who want the option and ability to work, play and stay connected from anywhere they are.

The Display: Ultra Slim 7 " Wide-Angle View TFT LCD display give you an amazingly sharp picture that is easy on your eyes and easy use.   While I'm not in the habit of watching movies on my mobile devices,  I like have the option use the eo to watch a movie on my next flight.

Battery Life: 1 hours 39 minutes in always on mode, wireless on, no standby, no hibernate and the screen and hard drive on.  ( battery life is over two hours with normal usage)

Heat:  the eo v7110 can get very warm

WiFi: QCOM 802.11b/g WLAN (5V and 3V solution)

SPECs:

  • CPU VIA C7®-M ULV
  • CPU Speed 1.0 GHz
  • Operating System Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition with Touch Pack
  • System Memory 1 x SODIMM 1.0GB
  • Hard Drive 2.5" 9.5mm, 40GB UDMA 133, 5,400rpm
  • Chipsets VIA VN800 with integrated VIA UniChrome™ Pro graphics
  • VT8237R Southbridge
  • Video Controller VIA 16MB - 64MB
  • VGA Resolution 800x480 Native
  • Zoom display 800x600, 1024x600 @ 800x480
  • Display Ultra Slim 7 " Wide-Angle View TFT LCD
  • Input Device Four wire resistive touch screen
  • User Interface
  • 1 x Power on/off switch
  • 1 x Wireless on/off switch
  • 1 x D-pad with enter
  • Left Mouse Button, Right Mouse Button
  • 4x Function Keys
  • PageUp, PageDown, Key Lock, Volume Up, Volume Down,
  • Synaptics Transtouch Stick Cursor
  • Communications QCOM 802.11b/g WLAN (5V and 3V solution)
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (IVT Corp.) Class 1

Ports:

  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone/Stereo Mic combo
  • 1x 36-pin Cradle Connector (cradle provides 2xUSB 2.0, DB-15, 10/100 RJ-45, Power, Audio In, Audio Out)
  • Audio VT1618 - AC97 Codec
  • Built-In 1W Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone & Stereo Microphone Combo Jack


Notable Features:

  • Well placed buttons make it the eo very easy to use
  • Crisp clear screen
  • Stand included
  • pen as a stand
  • combination Headphone/mike included
  • eo comes in in your choice of black or white.
eo on standf

The Pros

  • Fun to use
  • Well placed buttons make it very easy to use
  • Ability to customize the configuration with larger hard drive and more ram when you order
  • Light weight - 2 pounds
  • Full Tablet PC OS
  • Touch Screen
  • Excellent Screen
  • Fingerprints are not a problem on the white case
  • Allows you the mobility  to carry a full functioning computer anywhere you go without being weighed down
  • It fits in my purse .

The Cons: 

  • Poor battery life
  • No built in stand
  • Single speaker
  • small pen is hard to hold
  • No PCMCIA slot for use with Cellular EDVO cards

In Conclusion:  

If I had to choose one word for the eo it would addictive.... 

Tablet Kiosk's eo v7110 Ultra Mobile PC was designed with productivity, mobility and convenience in mind and it does a great job of providing users all of that.   The user friendly buttons on the face of the eo give you the ability to access everything you need at the touch of a button

If you think you would enjoy the convenience of having all of your desktop applications, email, MP3, Pen and Ink capabilities, along with all of your other computer features in a 2.0 pound package that is easy to carry around and easy to use the eo v7110 UMPC, purchase the extended battery and the eo will make a great addition to your computer arsenal

eo inside

Click here to Configure and Purchase the eo v7110

 


eo Accessories

 

Eo Battery

eo v7110 Extended Life Battery in black and in white

Extended life battery (six cell) for the black eo V7110 UMPC

eo extended Battery

16x CD-RW / DVD Combo drive with cable

External ultra slim line USB 16x CD-RW / DVD Combo Drive; can be used as internal drive on optional Docking station.

eo car charger

Airplane / Car Charger for eo UMPC

Portable charger that works in cars and on airplanes that can be used to charge or power the eo v7110.

coming soon
eo v7110 Docking Cradle
coming soon
eo v7110 Carry case
coming soon

eo v7110 ruggedized bump case

  

 

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