Wibrain i1 Atom/HSDPA/SSD UMPC details.

Posted on 28 July 2008 by



Update: It’s the I1 (i1) not the L1. My mistake. Sorry Wibrain!
Detailed specifications and links are now in the database.

This, just in from Wibrain.

We had news from UMPCfever that Wibrain were working on an Atom-based ultra mobile PC and I can now bring you some details in English. The L1 i1 will be based on the B1 design, will have an updated casing design and will include variants of the Silverthorne Atom processor and an HSDPA module.

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It’s planned to be launched running on Menlow (Silverthorne/Poulsbo) in two versions, one with a 1.1Ghz CPU and one with a 1.3Ghz version. The usual 30Gb or 60Gb drive options are available and you’ll also have SSD options up to, wait for it, 64GB! It is planned to be built with Windows XP or Linux (version unknown.) Target weight and dimensions are as per the B1 model. 500gm. One specification that many will be happy to see is an SD card slot. Simple but very useful and missing from the previous, B1 model.

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As for battery life, we have a document here that says 6-hours browsing. I’m not sure if that’s with the 30Wh battery or the double-capacity battery. Were checking. It is possible that, with an SSD and the 1.1Ghz CPU that they can reach this figure with the standard battery and a low-level backlight but it’s going to be tough. We know that already! (Update: Wibrain tell us it’s 6-hours with the standard battery – Wow. Even if it’s 5, i’m interested!) Availability is planned for October through global channels. (Yes, U.S. is included in the target territory list.)

For those that haven’t read much about the Wibrain UMPCs, they’re good value and easy to use. The touchpad works exceptionally well and the split keyboard is one of the quickest for URL and password entry. If Wibrain reach 6-hour browsing time on the standard battery I’m sure it will sell extremely well. Links and information about the B1, here. I’ll add the i1 to the database ASAP.

Source: Wibrain.

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17 Comments For This Post

  1. icura says:

    This looks kind of nice. I consider the 1.1GHz a MID CPU, which does not seem to fit the WiBrain so hopefully there is a massive battery life benefit, or this will be a step backwards.

    The pink one looks so awful with the grey.

  2. Dukeswharf says:

    Anything less than 1.6GHz is just plain playing in my books…

    6-Cell/1.6GHz minimum…


    Peace
    Dukeswharf

    Dud3 Reply:

    Dude !! Its Intel you can Overclock it ;)

    Dukeswharf Reply:

    Indeed! :-)

  3. NobbyNobbs says:

    Great News!
    Let`s just hope that they can keep their pricing as attractive as with the c7-versions.
    Can`t wait for this to become available (in europe)!

  4. Cristian says:

    Finally a SD card slot, a must for me in any portable device. If the battery life is anywhere near/over 4h with the standard battery I am going to pick one up as an addition (or maybe replacement) to my Q1 Ultra.

  5. turn.self.off says:

    i would not mind the black one witth hsdpa, ssd and linux ;)

    i just hope a setup like that will not make a big hole in my wallet…

  6. Brook Zerihun says:

    Good to hear the news,

    http://www.dynamism.com has the Wibrain L1 on their site, no real info but looks good that it they will carry the new line.

  7. MiKeN says:

    The rounded corners of the new Wibrain definitely make it more attractive. I also agree with Dukes that the bare minimum should be at least 1.6 Ghz.

    The addition of an SD card slot as well seems like a real bonus. I would definitely consider picking one of these up. Now if only they could cram all this and make it, “pocketable”.

    chippy Reply:

    I think the 1.33Ghz version should work well with XP.
    As for the 1.1Ghz version, mmm, that might be a tad slow for some but still useable as a browsing device.

    Steve.

    Kim-jong Reply:

    it can be “pocketable” inside certain pockets like on gowns we Muslim men wear the pockets usually pretty huge
    i’ve a pocket that i can fit a portable DVD player in
    I’m sure Wibrain could fit there i even have one pair of loose pants that i can fit about 3 psps in one pocket I’m sure wibrain can get in but it will a brick in the pants lol.

  8. Jerry says:

    SD or SDHC slot?

    chippy Reply:

    SDHC. Sorry, I should have pointed that out.

    Steve.

    turn.self.off Reply:

    it would really surprise me if any SD slot in a future product is not a SDHC slot…

  9. dude says:

    now i know you watch HIMYM lol

  10. ZonK says:

    Lets hope they will redesign the position of the power connector and the usb slot

    i sold my wibrain b1 because i found it unbearable to use it that way

    that means

    it was getting too hot and drained the batteries too fast with that lame via cpu so i had to use it with the power adapter connected when i wanted to use it a bit longer
    unfortunately the power adapter goes exactly where yourleft hand is supposed to hold that device

    and when i wanted to connect a usb stick or something usb to it it i had to plug it in on the exact spoit the right hand was supposed to hold the device

    so it was a bit too uncomfortable to call it a convienient device

    lets hope heat and battery runtime really wont be an issue with the I1 and a more ergonomic redesign of the connectors would be really nice too…

  11. Locust says:

    Oh my god it looks incredible for me. I have the B1 and absolutely love it, but I may sell it to buy this one. So basically you could get 60gb HDD + 64gb SSD + 16gb MicroSDHC = 140gb am I right? wow.

    Also, supposedly the 1.3 ghz should be faster than the current B1 Via cpu correct?

    Together with HSDPA and twice the battery life, I’ll buy it no questions asked, B1 has for me the best umpc interface and this improvements would make it even better.

  12. DireWolf says:

    “So basically you could get 60gb HDD + 64gb SSD + 16gb MicroSDHC = 140gb am I right?”

    No, the SSD is instead of the HDD. So, you’ll get “only” 76 or 80 GB.

  13. operator says:

    being my first umpc, the B1 has been awesome! i’d love more battery life, but im curious to see if a Nano version will surface. SDHC card reader is a definite improvement. i hope they correct the abysmal usb port placement though.

    Djhg2000 Reply:

    The B1 was my first UMPC too, and it’s just barely “pocketable” (doesn’t like sharing a pocket with my phone)!

    I might just sell my B1 and buy an I1.
    Or I’ll just buy an I1 :D

  14. luke adams says:

    the Wibrain B1 series are avilable from quore in the UK, and so will the l1 series.

  15. luke adams says:

    to buy thw wibrain in europe just go to shop.quore.co.uk

  16. james braselton says:

    HI THERE WOW A 64 GB SSD AND A 32 GB SDHC CARD FOR A TOATAL OF 96 GB OF FLASH MEMORY STARTING TOO REPLACE HARD DRIVES

  17. james braselton says:

    HI THERE I AM SURPRIZED NO ONE IS USEING THE NEW FORMAT SD CARDS CALLED SDXC WITH 2 TERABYTE SD CARDS THAT WOULD END THE HARD DRIVES FOR SURE

    bbg Reply:

    Lol, the highest storage in SD cards are 64 gb i think!

    http://photo.blorge.com/2009/02/11/panasonic-to-release-64gb-sd-card-eventually-a-two-tb-card/

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