Viliv UMPC is extremely portable

[CES 2008] Looks like Viliv is going to jump onto the UMPC bandwagon with the unimaginatively named Viliv UMPC. It runs on the latest Intel Menlow platform that supposedly gives greater power efficiency compared to older chips, but then again I wouldn’t expect the battery life and performance to take such a big jump since hardware manufacturers will take advantage of the added speed and efficiency by throwing in even more functions and features. It has a QWERTY keyboard that is hidden under the display (which slides upwards). It looks small enough (and powerful enough to boot) to carry around in conventions such as these without breaking your back (560 grams), which is always a good thing. The Viliv representative has slated the UMPC’s release for Q3 this year, targeting a MSRP that lands between the $700 and $800 mark. One thing’s for sure – I wouldn’t want to run Windows Vista on this as it will positively crawl.

  • Intel Menlow 1.86GHz processor
  • 512MB DDR2 533MHz RAM
  • 30GB/60GB hard drive
  • WSVGA 16 million color display
  • Internal GPS chipset (SiRFStar III chipset)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity
  • Optional WAN (HSDPA, WiBRO, WiMAX) with external modem
  • Direct 3D 9ex, OGL2.0, HD Video Decoder for MPEG2, H.264 (720p)
  • Composite, S-Video, Component
  • Windows Vista/Embedded XP/Linux
  • Web browser
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Webcam
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