Summer, Vista, Q1b, what does it mean?

Well let’s have a look at my Q1b and what i’ve got going on this summer. I’ll be teaching at a summer camp. Should be fun, should be a great place for a UMPC? Well here’s where i’ll disagree. Maybe moving to Vista on my Q1b was a bad idea? I’m not going to say yes or no, but having the 512MB RAM is not fun. It’s slow. No it’s beyond slow. It just hardly works.

Why don’t i go back to XP? Well i’m sure i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again. Vista, it’s the future right? Anyone, Bueller?

Well I’m hoping that it sticks and even the Q1b gets the good news of a BIOS update so i can make the jump to lightspeed…. err, i mean upgrade to 2GB of RAM. If that doesn’t happen soon, well XP may be my best friend. Honestly, the Q1b is sitting on my desk, off. Hasn’t been turned on since the end of the semester. It doesn’t give me performance. I need that. Come on, now. A few more months for progress? Then XP?

Ok, I’ve concluded its not that i’m lazy, it’s merely that i’ve got a VIA processor in my UMPC and i’m getting the short end of the upgrade stick? I’m sticking with that until someone gives me a better excuse to run with.



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4 Responses to “Summer, Vista, Q1b, what does it mean?”

  1.     Ctitanic Says:

        May 30th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    You will notice a big difference when you upgrade to 2 GB or RAM. Vista is extremely slow at 512 MB.

  2.     Matt Says:

        May 30th, 2007 at 10:44 am

    Frank, am I going to see that option though? We’re waiting for a possible BIOS upgrade in order to do that if i’m not mistaken.

  3.     Bjorn Stromberg Says:

        May 30th, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Matt,

    The Q1B only supports 1GB RAM modules, as far as I know there isn’t a BIOS update coming. I would suggest upgrading to 1GB of RAM for Vista or going back to XP if you’re not happy with the performance.

    – Bjorn

  4.     Matt Says:

        May 30th, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for the input Bjorn. It’s appreciated. 🙂
    I hadn’t spent any money hoping that the 2gb bios upgrade would appear but more than likely if i want the performance I had without an upgrade, its looking like XP is in fact my best option.