Aigo MID. Exciting! Live session later.

Posted on 28 October 2008, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

Christmas came early this week. I’ve had three new devices in 24 hours! Yesterday it was the Everun Notes, today i’ve got the Aigo MID. It turns out I might have a new software build too (V030 5005) as there is a software updater installed that others have not got on their Aigos. Naturally i’m going through a software update as I write and myself and JKK will be putting the old and new side-by-side in the session later to see what the improvements are. I’m impressed that a new software stack has been released so quickly and it bodes well for the future.

Personally I’m very excited about the device. I’ve already declared my love for the Compal-designed form factor a number of times but had a few reservation about the software (see the M528 hands-on weekend report.) Midinux on the Aigo seems to be working well though. Coolfox is working (although FF3 would be better,) media player and IM, basic PIM facilities, BT DUN and file transfer over my N82 all with a nicely finished (although not iPhone-standard) UI but the most exciting thing are the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s really stirring ideas about how and where I can use this device and most importantly, what the growing Aigo owners community is going to do with this device. With the SFR Mi PC and the Gigabyte M528 due to launch soon and the Benq MID already out there with a similar Midinux software stack, I can see a big community of people jumping on board. Eee owners, Nokia Tablet Owners and people looking forward to the Open Pandora devices will know exactly what I mean!

Aigo MID. Live session 2200 GMT+1 (post time + 3hrs) at UMPCPortal.com/live

Ustream live recording is available if you’re thinking about buying the Aigo MID.

Thanks to Mobilx.eu for sending this evaluation device over.

Update: Mobilx now have a pre-order page up.

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve G says:

    Hey Chippy, is that OS version on the restore CD also? If so, would you mind sharing with us other Aigo owners :)

  2. Synced says:

    I’m not too surprised this form factor has alot of hype and once people get it in their hands their enjoying it.

    The Smart Phone market figured this out after about 10 years of failed designs of PDA’s and such.

    I’m surprised the UMPC market didn’t just take off from the pains other mobile markets have went through to hit some successful designs.

    I guess everyone thinks they can do it better ;)

    Now we just need a Windows shell that fits mobility well without a stylus and we are good to go. Well and battery life but that’s another story for another day!

  3. Xander says:

    Will be looking forward to the comparisons between the Benq, Aigo and SFR MIDs.

  4. xemone says:

    Ever since I saw the umpcfever dissecting video of the Aigo MID, I’ve been wondering about the possibilities of upgrading the NAND flash chips and the RAM chips. I don’t know if anyone has thought about it. I was looking up NAND chips on digikey and micron chips are reasonably priced in low quantities; you can even buy single chips. I guess the big question is what is the highest density the Aigo MID can handle? And an even bigger hurdle is the fact that from what I could see in the dissection video, the NAND chips are FBGA rather than the 48-TSOP versions which are easier to solder by hand. The RAM chips also appear to be the FBGA versions too. It’d be great to upgrade the RAM to at least 1GB and the SSD to 16GB, 32GB or maybe even 64GB. Just a thought.

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