Sunday, 29 July 2007

Last Post

I have not posted anything on the EVERUN for a while, and because RAON have moved to a larger screen making the device bigger than it could have been I have decided to put away My Vega in favor of My Kohinsha. The Vega with its 4.3" screen had looked to promise a true pocket PC, however their second generation unit has moved closer to the size of a UMPC, and as such the Kohjinsha is in my opinion a better device.

This will be my final entry, but anyone interested can follow My Kohjinsha blog here

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Raon EVERUN at Computex 2007

The Raon EVERUN has been shown at Computex 2007 and this is the first video showing the device in use.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

EVERUN, an OQO 2 Alternative?

Since the announcement of the Raon Digital EVERUN I have been comparing it against the much more expensive OQO 2, and if all you are looking for is a cost effective pocketable PC then the EVERUN may be your device.

Below I have listed the key comparative information for both devices.


Size = 142.2mm (L) x 83.8mm (W) x 25.4mm (D)
Screen Size = 5"
Weight = less than 1LB
OS = Windows XP Home (base model)
Process = 1.2GHz (base model)
HDD = 30GB (base model)
RAM = 512MB (base model)
Price = $1,499 USD (base model)

Raon Digital EVERUN

Size = 170mm (L) x 83mm (W) x 25mm (D)
Screen Size = 4.8"
Weight = 1.08LB
OS = Windows XP Home
Process = 600MHz
HDD = 30GB
RAM = 512MB
Price = $700 USD approx (expected retail price)

Based on the above there is very little between these 2 devices, with the exception of the CPU and keyboard position. If you are looking for something to act as a desktop replacement or need a more powerful CPU, then the OQO will win, but if you are looking for a portable companion then my money is on the EVERUN.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

EVERUN video

Raon Digital have released this promotional video.

EVERUN available for pre-order

Pocket PC Solutions in the UK already have the EVERUN on their website for pre-order. There is no price listed yet, but you can register your interest in the device and they will confirm pricing and availability as soon as possible.

Vega 2 “everun” is here

Finally after months of waiting Raon Digital have announced "everun" the Vega 2. I have just recieved the following information and a detailed PDF from them. I will post more when I have read the spec sheet, but for now here are the device details and an image of the new Vega 2.

- 4.8” Wide VGA 800 x 480 resolution / Touch screen / Auto rotation & brightness control
- AMD 600MHz Geode LX900 Processor or 500MHz LX800
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
- Various storage options including a 60G / 30G HDD and/or 6G SSD
- Integrated full QWERTY keypad
- Integrated 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0
- Integrated HSDPA with Data & Voice or WiMAX (optional)
- Over 7 hours of real battery life with the standard battery (Max 12 hours with large battery)
- Easy to hold or pocket (170(W) x 83(H) x 25(D)mm) 460-500g (with standard battery.)

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Friday, 4 May 2007

Screen Calibration Fix

For anyone who has had problems with the screen calibration on their Vega the following fix should work.

1. Press 2 of left bottom BOX keys ( ) simultaneously and tap the touch screen 5 times.

2. Then Touch calibration tool will run.

3. Press corner of the diagram (green spot inside of contour line) with touch pen for 2~3 seconds (keep the touch pen vertical and w/o movement)

4. Move to other points after finishing calibration in one point

5. If it does not work during the calibration, you can exit by press ESC key. In this case, previous calibration will be saved.

Saturday, 10 March 2007

PDA Essentials UK Reviews the Vega

PDA Essentials a UK magazine has reviewed the Raon Digital Vega, and they gave the little unit 7 out of 10, beating the OQO, which only scored 5 out of 10.

Things they liked about the Vega:
1. Size.
2. Battery life.
3. The d-pad.
4. Navigation buttons.
5. USB client mode.

Things they disliked about the Vega:
1. Lack of in-built Bluetooth and WiFi.
2. No in-built VGA out (although this is achieved via the supplied dongle).

All-in-all they liked the unit and said "it's more than suitable for office and email use, especially given the impressive battery life."

I have to say I agree with their findings, and the only other thing I would like to see on the Vega is a qwerty keypad.

I have scanned the review page which is available here.

The review unit was supplied by PocketPC Solutions, and is priced at £579.99, which the reviewer said was "not unappealing".

Friday, 2 February 2007

Updated Vega User Guide

To go with the new Vega Utility Program, Raon have released an updated user manual, which lists the new features.

The manual is available here.

New Vega Utility Program V1.22.01

This news is a little late, but Raon Digital have released an update to the Vega Utility Program.

The improvements are:

- new virtual scale down resolution 1024x576 and 1024x612 to lcd resolution.

- enabled actual monitor change from/to internal lcd screen to/from external monitor by hot key (press left bottom side 2 BOX keys and LCD/9 key simulaneously).

- enabled external screen keyboard program.

- enabled external pivot program.

The utility can be downloaded from Raon's website or here.

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

New Vega in the pipe-line

Many of you may have seen speculation on the web that there is a new Vega in development, with integrated Bluetooth and WiFi. The good news is, and I have this on good authority, that this is correct, and there is more good news, as the new unit will also include the new AMD LX900 processor. I understand there is no release date yet, but my sources have indicated that we may see the new unit by the summer. When the new unit is announced look out for some surprise features, although do not expect to see Vista on this unit :(

Monday, 29 January 2007

AMD gives a boost to the Geode LX

Over at Origami Portal there is news of a new AMD processor that that should find its way into the next Vega. Check out origamiportal for more information.

Sunday, 28 January 2007

jkOnTheRun review: Raon Digital Vega

Check out jk's Vega review here

Sorry about the lack of posts

Hi everyone

Sorry about the lack of posts on MyVega, but I have been busy working on a project. 2007 looks to be a great year for the UMPC market, and hopefully we will see some great things from Raon Digital and their Vega.