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Can the Chinese x86 sub-netbook really be a Handheld PC killer?
08 December 2019

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HPC:Factor is an online community of users who share a common interest in the legendary, yet legacy Microsoft Handheld PC platform and in its underlying operating system Microsoft Windows CE.

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GPD MicroPC Handheld Computer Review
The reign of Windows CE may be long-since over, but that doesn't mean that there aren't pretenders lurking in the shadows waiting to steal the Handheld PC's crown. The GPD MicroPC is a curiously designed, if not down right quirky full Intel x64 contender for a 2019 sub-netbook device. Boasting... Continue Reading »
Published 5 months ago in Reviews
C:Amie · 3 comments
UsedHandhelds.com Handheld PC Software & Resource CD - it's still great!
Some of our older readers might remember my 2007 review of the UsedHandhelds.com “The Great Handheld PC Software & Resource CD 2007”.

At the time of the review, the resource CD cost $99.90 USD (£77.50 GBP), which represented good value for the software that was included. Back in 2007, this was... Continue Reading »
Published 6 months ago in News
C:Amie · 7 comments
Microsoft gets in on running Windows CE apps on Windows 10
We reported yesterday on news that independent developer Yaroslav Kibysh's had created a Windows CE Compatibility Layer which allows Windows CE applications to be executed natively on Windows 10.

Thanks to a tip in a post on BetaArchive from forum member AlphaBeta, it seems that Microsoft themselves are getting... Continue Reading »
Published 7 months ago in News
C:Amie · 1 comment
Run Windows CE Applications... on Windows!
Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought "you know what, I'd like to run Windows CE apps on my PC"?

Yaroslav Kibysh (aka feel-the-dz3n) has!

Yaroslav has created a modification process which creates an interpreter stub file that will sit between your Windows CE executable and the Windows NT... Continue Reading »
Published 7 months ago in News
C:Amie · 4 comments
A Controversial Question...
2019 is nearly upon us and as you know the admin team here at HPC:Factor are never ones to shy away from tackling the controversial questions, and this time we wanted to know something sure to kick up some debate.

So hit 'home' and head to the new HPC:Factor homepage poll... Continue Reading »
Published 12 months ago in Community
C:Amie · 15 comments
Windows CE comes of age
In a milestone more significant for our American visitors, that some other parts of the world. Windows CE has turned 21 this week. Originally debuting at the 1996 Computer Dealers' Exhibition (Comdex) in Las Vegas. Microsoft played with the formula through the Handheld PC, Palm-size PC, Pocket PC, Smartphone and... Continue Reading »
Published 2 years ago in News
C:Amie · 4 comments