ASUS R2E - Ultra Mobile PC w/built-in GPS - in a store near you very soon
Marvin Hlavac

While the ASUS R50A is still about a year from being in a store near you, the ASUS R2E can already be now pre-ordered.

Product Features

Intel® Stealey™ processor A110 with 400MHz frontside bus, 512KB L2 cache and 800MHz processor speed 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 memory for multitasking power, expandable to 4GB

Note: optical drive not included

* 7" WVGA LCD touch-screen display with 800 x 480 resolution; digitizer pen included for taking notes

* 80GB hard drive (4200 rpm)

* Fingerprint reader for added security

* Intel® 945GU Express graphics with up to 64MB shared video memory

* USB 2.0 port for fast digital video, audio and data transfer; Secure Digital media slot

* Built-in 1.3MP Web cam makes it easy to video chat or send video mail

* Built-in Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi Link 3945ABG wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g); built-in 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN

* Built-in GPS receiver

* Weighs only 1.8 lbs. and measures about 1.1" thin for lightweight portability; lithium-polymer battery and AC adapter

* Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition operating system preinstalled
I have the R2Hv with the built in GPS although the GPS works fine I'm not real thrilled about Streets & Trips 2007. Right after I purchased the R2Hv we went on a vacation and I had my route all setup.

During one of the trips in a busy downtown area I got caught in traffic and missed a turn, that's when I found out the Streets & Trips won't re-route to get you back on track. My first GPS, my first lesson!

Maybe I'll win the next iGuidance contest if I don't buy it first.
Marvin Hlavac
Yes, Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 (or the current 2008) is not the easiest application to use for in-car navigation - especially not on a Ultra-Mobile PC. However, if you still have the 2007 version installed, the lack of automatic re-routing can be fixed within a minute. Just download the 2007 version of S&T Keys and you will have automatic re-routing instantly. Alternatively, you may buy the new Streets & Trips 2008, which does have a built-in auto-reroute. Or you may choose something more driver friendly from the http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/37-list-laptop-gps-navigation-software-programs-reviews .
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