Dynamism has Viliv S7 UMPC information and pricing.

Posted on 12 September 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

As the Viliv S7 makes its way towards us here in Germany (as I write, it’s somewhere between Seoul and Cologne expected Monday or Tuesday) it’s clear that other’s are ramping up for the big launch too.

Jenn downloaded some of the new press images [full set of 47 images here] and she’ll also be getting one next week. Dynamism have put the device up for pre-order too. Pricing is better than I thought with the mid-range 32GB SSD version up for just $659. I was honestly expecting (and worried about) pricing nearer 800 dollars. Of course it’s more than a netbook but don’t get me started on that one. I’ve a list as long as my arm detailing differences between a netbook and this UMPC. 800gm and 8 hrs of battery life is the best figure. 1hr per 100gm makes it extremely strong in battery life/weight ratio.

Our information page for the Viliv S7. Click through to see images, videos and news related to the Viliv S7.

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Pricing:

There are three versions of the S7 available at Dynamism

The entry level S7/60 with a 60GB hard drive and the 1.3Ghz Atom CPU with 1GB RAM and XP Home. A good combination for those that want to use the S7 mainly as a media player. $629

MID-Range 32GB SSD version. This is the version to go for if you want silent operation, a little more speed with boot-up and application access and the ruggedness that comes with having a PC with no moving parts. $659.

The high-end SSD/3G version obviously adds the HSPA (high speed up/down) modem which we understand is a voice-capable Huawei model as found on the X70 and S5. $799

For more information and to register for availability and special offers, see Dynamism.com

A few things to think about:

  • Battery life. 5-9hrs depending on scenario.
  • Small form-factor. Significantly smaller than an ASUS T91.
  • Light weight. 20% lighter than the lightest netbooks.
  • Convertible touchscreen.
  • Touch-typing capable keyboard. Not up to the sizes of 10 inch netbooks but around the same size as early 7 inch and 9 inch Eee PCs.
  • GPS Update from Viliv: No GPS on thess retail versions.
  • Fast SSD. The Viliv SSDs are fast enough to make a noticeable difference when compared to the HDD versions.
  • VGA, Component and S-Video out.
  • SDHC capable card reader for up to 32GB SD card expansion.

Despite the great features it has to be said that if you’ve got a netbook, the S7 may be difficult to justify but if you don’t have a netbook and want a ultra mobile PC to cover table-top, mobile, handheld, car and other duties, the S7 is a real multi-scenario mobile computing gem.

Live session with the S7.

The S7 is due to arrive on Monday or Tuesday here and JKK and I have planned a live session for Tuesday evening after the Archos press event. Stay tuned for more information.

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