View Full Version : Couple of questions about the Wibrain
06-16-2008, 06:02 AM
My friend is going to get one and I'd like to know a couple of things.
First off: How good is the keyboard in relation to something like the Q1 Ultra or anything else similar, like a controller for a video game console?
Second: I've heard numerous statements that VIA's C7 processor is very underpowered compared to Intel's offerings. I'd like to think this is not true and there are some opinions I know of that are blown out of proportion (probably the same people who believe an 800 MHZ processor and 1 gig of RAM isn't enough to run Windows XP.)
Third: Are the touchscreen drivers for the Ubuntu version readily available. And speaking of touching, what's the quality of the touchpad?
Thanks for merely reading this, even if ya don't have anything to contribute. :)
06-16-2008, 10:54 AM
I can answer a couple of your questions here as I had one for a grand total of a week before I sold it.
I didn't like the split keyboard at all & will never get anything with a split keyboard ever again
I had the XP version with 1gb ram & VIA 1.2ghz processor & it worked fine with XP.
The touchscreen was fine as was the touchpad so no problems here.
The reason why I sold it is because of the split keyboard & less than stellar battery life.
06-16-2008, 03:52 PM
About split keyboards, I've seen rave reviews of the Pepper Pad 3 that praise it to no end.
Haven't had the chance to play with either yet, but I imagine the concept is sound but actual implementation might be shaky.
06-16-2008, 03:54 PM
I think it'd be better for people who are more apt with their thumbs.
Thanks for the help, too, Zen.
06-16-2008, 08:05 PM
Hi, Im using Fujitsu u810 and running on am 800MHz processor and 1GB RAM.. Its not slow and in fact.. I am running a 3-boot of Vista, OSX and Ubuntu into the device... It all depends on your usage.. but my U810 is the perfect device for me...
06-17-2008, 07:23 AM
I've had my Wibrain B1H since January. I find the split keyboard to work fine after a little practice. I would not try to write a novel or a long business report, but for emails, URLs and blog comments it is fine. A lot more useable than the thumbpad on my Palm Treo 750w. The keys are larger than those on Peperpad or Q1. I really like the touchpad for navigation. The screen is great! And the size is almost pocketable (I have been known to stick it in my back pocket for short walks).
Performance-wise I have no problems. It even runs Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium.
06-18-2008, 08:12 PM
Many disagree, but I LOVE my Samsung Q1 Ultra. Although the splilt keyboard takes some getting used to, I think I am quite good now!!! I really need a CTRL on the right as well, but otherwise managable.
I JUST got a u810 last week so I am trying to use this one a lot to test it out. I think long term the u810 had more potential, but I am still trying to figure out which is easier to hold between the two. I find the Q1U has a very natural hold while I am constantly shifting my hand position on the u810 for now.
Also, the fan is in a better location on the Q1u than the u810 since I must adjust my hand on the u810 to avoid hot air.
06-18-2008, 09:57 PM
If it's just basic stuff the Via C7-M processor is fine for most tasks. It is pretty underpowered though compared to other offerings. Getting beaten by the 900mhz Celly in the EEE for example. Looking forward to Via's "Nano" processor though :D
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