It isn't a stylish device by any means, but the new Atom-powered Kohjinsha PA series is now available and shipping worldwide from Conics to anyone who can overlook aesthetics in favor of versatility and function. Yes, the bezel surrounding the unit's 4.8-inch touchscreen is too thick and cluttered with buttons/controls, but its convertible form factor, 32GB SSD, optical mouse, and standard ports make it an interesting alternative to the UMID mbook M1 and a compelling choice for a Windows XP-based MID/UMPC.
But before I can get into any device comparisons, general impressions, and other usage notes, I need to get the PA series out of the box first.
Nothing exciting to see here.
Inside the box are an AC adapter and power cord, hand strap, VGA output cable, carrying pouch with Velcro enclosure, li-on battery (7.4V, 2600mAh), and various paperwork and manuals in Japanese.
Update #1: Kohjinsha PA series size comparisons
Update #2: Kohjinsha PA series mini review