Viliv S5 incoming

Posted on 07 March 2009, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

One of the most popular and eagerly-awaited UMPCs is on its way in from Taiwan. Im expecting the S5 to arrive on Monday so of course, as soon as it gets here, ill let you all know and set up the studio for a live session.


On Thursday ill be travelling to Texas for MIDMoves@SXSW so ill have a lot of time on the plane to do all my testing.

If youre interested in the S5, make sure you check back here on Monday.

14 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Viliv S5 incoming

  2. Hoof says:

    You lucky bastard when can I expect mine to come in!

    PS. look forward to your review ;)

  3. marc says:

    lucky man

  4. John in Norway says:

    Unfortunately, I’m going to have to swap one of those beauties for a proper keyboard.

  5. Chippy says:

    The haptic feedback is good! i’ll be using it at SXSW so let’s see how it goes over the week. It’s posible i’ll be longing for a slider but then there’s that battery life…

  6. Keth says:

    Monday, you are an optimist but we all hope.

    Looking forward to the review for sure.

    Are the speakers any good?

    Weight truly less then 400g?

    How is the screen to read from/as an ebook?

    Will stop here. Hence saving you from the 998 other questions:-)

  7. Chippy says:

    S5 just arrived in Frankfurt, just 1.5hrs from my door! If Fedex sort customs out in 24 hrs, we’re on for a Monday live session!

  8. Tic says:

    Also looking forward to the review. My organization is looking to get ~20 units but need sunlight readability. Any info much appreciated.

  9. Chippy says:

    It depend what level of readability you require. My feeling is that the screen is similar to wibrain, q1u which means 300nits and while its good for occassional use, its not good enough for constant use where yhou might need 500-1000 nits.

  10. Tic says:

    It’ll be mounted to an aircraft instrument coaming with potential to have a small ‘sunshade’ on the device to limit direct sunlight on the screen. But the ambient light will still be very bright direct sunlight. The type of info on-screen would be black text against white background (or reverse if that works better).

  11. Galileo says:

    Waiting your review! Our group order crashed with some stupid problem – two companies arguing who will be the dealer and make the whole shipment delayed -_-!

    I hope we can get the machine in March.

  12. Wolle says:

    Chippy will you record the live session? can’t watch because I’m at work monday evening. )-:

  13. Sin says:

    please try some gaming on it, just looked at the umid running quake and looking good. will be interesting to see how this handles games

  14. Flav in Thailand says:

    Any news from taiwan?
    I am going in 2 weeks and expect to find it but, no proof of existence yet.

    Thanks for the feed!

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