3 Good as a Companion PCwirelesselectron | 27/08/2009 | See all wirelesselectron's reviews (1)People who buy this need to understand what they are buying. Windows CE 5 is based on 10-year old technology - technology that was very good at its intended purpose: companion PCs. Companion PCs are great for doing a little surfing in a coffee shop, taking lecture notes and working in confined spaces like trains. They are totally unsuitable for multimedia applications and don't provide full office or Internet facilities - but they work great where you dont need all that power and want a lightweight machine with good battery life. For the price they are excellent value - but dont buy it instead of a full laptop (especially if you are going to uni). In particular this device has a different CPU that a regular PC and does not have proper Windows or Linux - it won't run anything for 'PC' unless a 'Windows CE' cutdown version exists for 'ARM'.This device, and indeed other 'modern' Windows CE 5 devices popping up on the market, lack two basic capabilities that were present over 10-years ago: touchscreens and instant on/off (because Windows CE isnt intended to be switched off - it just goes into standby).So if you already have a PC, and dont need a full heavy/hungry laptop - or if you are going away to uni with a big laptop and dont want to lug it to lectures - buy this. Otherwise consider a proper laptop (or even a mac). But for less than 100 quid, this is a bargain - and since it doesnt having moving parts, it can probably be thrown into the rucksack when changing trains without damage.