I was pretty much stoked to hear when I was given a tracking number for the ExoPC review unit that was coming my way. Just think of it: a Windows 7 tablet that actually works — well. Turns out, I was slightly disappointed, but I still have high hopes for this thing. It runs full Windows 7, has an Atom processor that’s outdated, a front-facing camera, USB, SD slot, HDMI-out, and audio ports. It probably could be used as one of those really cool hack tablets or something. The ExoPC forums are already on it, I see.
So far the worst part of using the ExoPC is the accelerometer and the keyboard. It takes several seconds to flip from one orientation to the other, and the Windows keyboard is fairly sucky, although I took it to myself to write 2 LM posts on it, which needed some getting used to.
Other than that, it’s great to use for browsing the web, considering you keep whatever you’re doing under 4 hours before the battery cuts out, and that you have an web browser that works with the touch drivers.
Chrome also has a cool extension called chromeTouch, and it allows for some actually finger-scrolling to work in Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer 9 on the other hand work fine. Keep in mind this isn’t the review; ExoPC still has a software update for the UI they placed on it to add a bunch of new features that should improve the device; they tell me “at the end of the month”.
In the meantime, since it works great with HD videos on Flash, let me go watch some DrDisrespect.