I’ve seen a lot of Ultra-Mobile PCs here at GottaBeMobile.com, but I have yet to see a UMPC perform as snappy as the Amtek T770. With its good performance, configurable buttons, and well designed track stick / mouse buttons, the T770 should make the short list of anyone looking for a UMPC.
Unfortunately, there are a few niggles like battery life and a weak stand. However, as you’ll see in this InkShow video review, the performance benefits might be enough to make someone overlook those issues.
By the way, a very interesting thing happened during the InkShow that showed some obvious missteps by Amtek. Apparently, Amtek didn’t test recording video using the webcam and AMCap ( the included webcam utility ) because Windows Movie Maker threw up an error about unsupported hardware. Amtek should have installed this updated patch from Microsoft that would have allowed video recording on non-aero supported hardware. Take a note, Amtek – need to get that one fixed.
Our special thanks to Allegiance Technology Partners for getting us the Amtek T770 in time for our GBM Reader Meetup and for this InkShow video review.
- Download the .wmv High Res InkShow here (wmv version, 33 minutes, 257mb)
- Download the .m4v High Res InkShow ( m4v version, 33 minutes, 257 mb)
- Watch the embedded InkShow below
- Download the rotation utility for the T770
- 1.2 Via Processor
- 40 gb harddrive
- 802.11 bg
- Vista Home Premium
- 2 hour rated battery life ( 1.5 in my experience )
- Support for docking cradle and extended battery
- Priced at $975
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