Microsoft Origami Project vs. the Motion Computing LS800 Tablet PC

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Motion Computing’s $1,700 LS800

Fun vs. Work? I choose fun. How about you? Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Of course we have to work whether we like it or not. Regardless of your choice, I think many consumers would jump at the opportunity to acquire an ultra-mobile tablet device for work and play at about half the price you would pay for today’s “ultraportable” Tablet PC’s.

Under a grand? That’s what they’re saying!

Surely by now you have heard about the Microsoft Origami Project (which has been shrouded in mystery and speculation) since details are starting to appear everywhere from the New York Times to websites galore. All signs point to a smaller Tablet PC very comparible to Motion Computing’s seventeen hundred dollar 2.2 pound LS800 model. But, speculation suggests that a new ultramobile generation of Tablet PC’s from a variety of Microsoft’s partners will indeed come to market – at about half the price of an LS800!  While Motion boasts the LS800 as “Unequalled innovation in today’s smallest, lightest Tablet PC” – it appears that the new “Origami” may grab the torch.

The New York Times states that the Tablet PC market is dominated by doctors, lawyers and architects “in an office setting”. While this may have truth to it, we know just from our members here at TabletPCReviewSpot, that students and consumers of all backgrounds are using the Tablet PC platform. Since Motion Computing seems to market to the customer base mentioned in the Times, the new ultramobile Tablet PC’s may or may not in fact appeal to their loyal customer base. On the flipside, perhaps aggressive pricing and new features such as enhanced multimedia, GPS functionality and gaming will grab the attention of even the most “busy” doctors and lawyers!

Below: New Tablet PC devices from DualCor Technologies and the OQO (available at are already breaking ground in the new ultraportable Tablet PC space.

DualCor’s cPC

Dynanism’s OQO




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