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    Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    I'm surprised that such a section doesn't exist yet !

    UMPC's are seeing a rapid rise in popularity - and as the premier hardware forum on the web, PCPerspective should be getting in on the ground floor here.

    I've already had a Nokia N810 internet tablet (sold due to cruddy internet experience)- and just replaced it with the excellent Gigabyte U60.
    But there's no dedicated UMPC/MID/netbook section to talk about it on.

    Just my $0.02

    Sincerely

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Whats a UMPC?

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    One of those infernal new-fangled contraptions.

    I'd have thought a mod at the bleeding edge of technological advance might have had an idea.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Didnt have time to google it earlier. Seems to me, at least until enough interest is shown in them, like it would fit in the Small Form Factor/Home Theater PC/Mobile forum for now. There have been a few threads started in there on Tablets, and the EEE and Wind.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Well, it may be that there are users like me who see that there's not really a specific forum and don't bother posting - as it looks like there are no UMPC users posting here.

    So they go to dedicated UMPC forums.

    Strike me that being negative about this will waste PCP a good opportunity to gain more members.

    I mean,let's face it - PCP has all the infrastrucuture - the people, the setup, etc .... and if it's going to be progressive and enterprising, it'll understand that most of the dedicated UMPC forums aren't there yet.

    Why not capitalise on this situation rather than just ignoring it.

    I think a more sensible approach would be to throw it into the ideas arena on the Staff forum - or PCP will become Google's Microsoft (too backward looking, too late).

    Golden opportunity.
    One day desktops will be as rare as mobile PC's were - the preserve of overclocking enthusiasts.

    Maybe I should just PM Ryan directly ?

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?



    Fold with what you have, Every Work Unit will make a difference.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    .

    Latest Article here on PCPer.com:
    http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=5884


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    Fold with what you have, Every Work Unit will make a difference.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    ^^All points taken and one of the guys has presented the notion for staff discussion.
    Im sure Ryan and Wise One will both post with their thoughts.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    ^^All points taken and one of the guys has presented the notion for staff discussion.
    Im sure Ryan and Wise One will both post with their thoughts.
    Kind thanks.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Another thought.... for the moment? Since the umpc designation seems to be sticking? I can ask that we add that designation to our Small Form Factor/Mobile Forum so a casual reader would see it in the Forum description/title.
    I just looked there and noticed one thread/review.

    Like so if it works for the moderators there

    Small Form Factor/Home Theater PC/Mobile /UMPC
    Last edited by jimzinsocal; 04-12-2009 at 08:00 PM.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Another thought.... for the moment? Since the umpc designation seems to be sticking? I can ask that we add that designation to our Small Form Factor/Mobile Forum so a casual reader would see it in the Forum description/title.
    I just looked there and noticed one thread/review.

    Like so if it works for the moderators there

    Small Form Factor/Home Theater PC/Mobile /UMPC
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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    i have changed the title to reflect UMPC until this can be discussed further and a decision made.

    adding new forums is easy, but can quickly and severely clutter the layout. it is difficult to see right off the top whether new forums will get the traffic to justify keeping said dedicated forum.

    lets leave it in the SFF forum for right now and monitor it (as suggested). if it takes off, we have no problem with flipping the switch on a dedicated forum.
    hmm...

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    OK - but sticking it in with Home Theatre PC's does make it look marginalised - which again, I feel will have the effect of deterring potential subscribers.

    Unfortunately, you can't test the likelihood of success of a dedicated forum with anything but ... a dedicated forum - so in that sense, it'll be unenlightening and if you're going to judge it on it's performance in a shared forum, deceptive.

    Half-measures rarely achieve much.

    Look at the effort of the extra forum as an investment in the present and near-future.

    The UMPC thing is really taking off - and in a global recession.
    Should tell you something.

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    As with any new venture, the question has to be "what if it succeeds ?" rather than "what if it fails ?".

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    Re: Time for a dedicated UMPC section ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortUserName View Post
    OK - but sticking it in with Home Theatre PC's does make it look marginalised - which again, I feel will have the effect of deterring potential subscribers.

    Unfortunately, you can't test the likelihood of success of a dedicated forum with anything but ... a dedicated forum - so in that sense, it'll be unenlightening and if you're going to judge it on it's performance in a shared forum, deceptive.

    Half-measures rarely achieve much.

    Look at the effort of the extra forum as an investment in the present and near-future.

    The UMPC thing is really taking off - and in a global recession.
    Should tell you something.

    I understand 100%. I accept your reasoning as valid.
    At the same time? Ive found dedicated forums are more driven by active participation than the other way around.
    In other words users drive the forum rather than the particular
    area of interest.[trickle up V trickle down]
    Weve seen recently some new forum creation that may sound great on
    paper but if members arent posting there? It simply becomes
    underutilized "floor space" if you can reason the analogy.

    Also understand the addition at the thread title is simply a temporary[perhaps] solution as we look at detail and research potential "interest".

    So were not done with the subject.

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