help identifying an i.o port

September 19, 2009 at 10:05:23
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all, I bought a Pierre cardin PC-729 off ebay and need help figuring out this port. Its labeled i/o so I'm guessing some sort of input output. It looks like a mini usb but its a bit wide. I count 16 pins. 6 top 6 bottom. Visual it looks just like mini usb connector. I dont see a way to get support from the seller or manufacture.

Any ideas?

I found a site calling it a

Expand connector: VGA and USB 2-in-1 standard

need more info though..

update2: It may be a "HTC ExtUSB" --saw this on a wiki.. though unsure.

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September 19, 2009 at 22:21:43
Why would you even buy this?

I haven't even been able to find a manual for this, or any info about whatever the port you're talking of is, or any picturesof it's ports close up.

There MIGHT be other similar models made by others that DO have the same port and a manual that explains what it is.

Has the fake luxury fashion fever now reached the niche tablet market? Apparently so, with the introduction of the Pierre Cardin PC-729 tablet. Guess it would go down well if you're wearing a Pierre Cardin belt to keep your oversized work pants from dropping down to the floor unintentionally. The PC-729 does not have an original to compare to, hence the relatively weak VIA C7-M 772 Esther 1.2GHz processor, a 7" TFT LCD display at 800 x 480 resolution, 1GB RAM, a 16GB SSD, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, Wi-Fi connectivity, an integrated webcam and the Windows XP operating system. You will only get up to 2.5 hours of work time tops with the li-ion battery, making us wonder who would want to fork out $438 for this when you can get much better netbooks at that price point (sans touchscreen of course).
The Pierre Cardin PC-729 UMPC comes from a Chinese company called Shenzhen Vogue Industries. It has an 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen and is equipped with a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WiFi and a webcam. It runs Windows XP and weighs just 691gm.
Chalk another one up to bizarre branding: you’re looking at the Pierre Cardin PC-729 UMPC, the handiwork of Shenzhen Industries, and while you might assume the Chinese firm have “borrowed unofficially” the designer branding, in actual fact this is the result of a legitimate licensing deal. The PC-729 has a 7-inch 800 x 480 WVGA resistive touchscreen, 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and 16GB SSD, and is set to hit Chinese shelves priced at 2980 yuan ($436).

Your money gets you 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD (8/32GB optional), WiFI and a webcam, together with three USB ports, an ethernet port and optional GPS, Bluetooth and 3G. There’s also an accelerometer used to automatically rotate screen orientation, and a 3,000mAh Li-Poly battery apparently good for up to 2.5hrs usage.

The whole thing measures 199 x 127 x 21 mm and weighs 691g; while there’s no VGA port, a USB to VGA adapter will apparently be included. OS is Windows XP and Shenzhen also throw in some handwriting recognition apps too. No word on when it will launch in China, but we probably shouldn’t expect this particular designer device to head over to the US or Europe.

Shenzhen Vogue Industries Co.,Ltd

Mini notebooks

Pierre cardin PC-729 is probably a branded version of this:

I didn't see any manuals there.
You could try contacting them.

There MAY be a manual for it already on the computer, or on a disk that came with it.

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September 20, 2009 at 08:11:12
I bought it because I got it for cheep, and fit the demolitions I needed for my car. The computer its self is pretty nice and does the job. I'd like to get a vga out and hate to use a usb port. --but its not all that important. If I could just find a way to use this out put I'd be set.

Thx for the info, will look.

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September 20, 2009 at 11:33:43
"I'd like to get a vga out and hate to use a usb port. "

Note in the info I found it says:

"...while there’s no VGA port, a USB to VGA adapter will apparently be included..."

Did you get one with it? You should have.
If you didn't, see this for examples:

Note in the info at the last link in response 1 :

"9.Expanded port: VGA + USB"

Maybe the VGA adapter that comes with it plugs into that?
If so, it's an oddball.

Shenzhen Vogue products

You could try contacting the guy at the bottom of that page.

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September 20, 2009 at 12:52:59
Tubesandwires, I appreciate your help, but I have no idea what you are referring to . It sounds like you found some one saying I should have received a usb2vga adapter with this product, but in the link you provided I dont see how its aimed to the product I have. I'm aware usb2vga exists, just cant use the two usb's as it would take over that port.

The info in the last link talks about a ExpressCard TV tuner. the info at the first group of links talks a bout a usb2vga, where did you read about my device?

Its possible there is a device that plugs in to this port, but I cant find one.

I got a blue tooth and a thumb drive with it.

also what about the guy on that second link, did some clue you in that he had this product?

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September 20, 2009 at 13:34:48
The first link in response 3 has examples of both VGA adapters and TV tuners.

The second link has other products made, or at least supplied by, the same company - that may not be relevant, but you may be able to contact the Shenzhen Vogue rep at the bottom of the page and get info about the VGA adapter that was supposed to be included with your mini notebook, and possibly help you find out whether the port your concerned about has anything to do with that VGA adapter. If the port is for that adapter, he may be able to help you order it from somewhere, then you wouldn't need to use a regular USB to VGA (or DVI) adapter.

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September 20, 2009 at 14:34:02
I will try then, thx!!

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