Hilarious. Engadget hates/likes UMPCs!

Posted on 19 January 2009, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

Is it because it’s Sunday?

A few days ago Engadget posted a rather sarcastic item about the Loam F7. Actually it was spot-on from the consumer perspective because, quite frankly, it looks cheap. The hilarious part of the story comes when they post about the Viliv X70, a device that has similar specs.

Maybe we’re just hot for sleek, thin, ultra sexy renders of handheld computing devices, but we dare anyone to call the unit pictured above unsightly (and mean it). Shortly after showcasing its swiveling S7 at CES, Viliv has taken the wraps off of its X70 Atom Communication MID.

Apart from the fact that we highlighted this nearly three weeks ago (our fault for not tipping them!) it seems that they’ve fallen in love with an Origami device. Check the specs at Gadgetmix.

  • Atom Silverthorne 1.33GHz processor
  • choice of SSD: 8GB/16GB or HDD: 30GB/60GB
  • Windows XP or Linux
  • 1GB RAM
  • optional WiMax module (mobile broadband)
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and WiFi b/g (no ‘n’)
  • Weight: 660g
  • built-in GPS (Sirf Star 3)
  • SDHC slot
  • dimension: 210(w) x 117(h) x 22.5(d) mm

Apart from the 22.5mm depth, it’s nothing different.

Mickey-taking aside, it does prove that people are susceptable to a nice design, whatever it is. There’s always been a possibility that a ultra mobile PC or MID would berak through and this article from Engadget underscores that.

Viliv uncovers gorgeous X70 Atom Communication MID – Engadget.

Recommended Reading

Most-viewed handheld PCs. Updated daily.

Dell Latitude E7440
14.0" Intel Core i5-4200U
Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
ASUS Zenbook UX305
13.3" Intel Core M 5Y10a
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
10.0" Intel Atom Z3740
Toshiba Portege Z930
13.3" Intel Core i5 3427U
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10
10.1" Intel Celeron N2806
Acer Aspire One D255
10.1" Intel Atom N550
Dell Latitude 11 3150
11.6" Intel Pentium N3530
Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131
11.6" Intel Celeron N2807