New Kohjinsha PA series convertible MID/UMPC

Updated on 07 October 2009 by

An interesting device popped up at JKKMobile yesterday. A new Kohjinsha device that, according to JKK, could be based on the existing UMID M1. It looks a lot deeper than the UMID, about the same size as a netwalker. Should perform faster than the netwalker too. It’s based on the Menlow platform and will be running XP.


4.8 inch convertible touch screen
Intel Atom Z520 (1.33Ghz) with 512MB RAM
32GB SSD
Wifi and bluetooth
One-Seg TV tuner
1.3 mpix web cam
Micro SD
1 x USB
7 hour battery life ( forget it .. 4 hours is real )
161 × 111 × 10 ~ 26mm 400g
XP Home

We’re trying to get detailed info right now so stay tuned.

jkkmobile: Meet new Kohjinsha UMPC, PA series convertible.

Source: PC Watch

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    New article: New Kohjinsha PA series convertible MID/UMPC http://cli.gs/U6tdv

  2. turn_self_off says:

    on the netwalker speed, i still cant shake the suspicion that its drive speed related, not cpu related.

  3. Chippy says:

    The slow application start-up times would indicate that. True. But the CPU should be quite a bit faster on this.

  4. K-T says:

    I wonder if I can install ubuntu on this device and have 3 sec. boot up from suspend like netwalker.

    From the reviews for the previous models of Kohjinsha, it seems that ubuntu do not have the wifi driver. On UMID, even no one succeed installing Ubuntu!

    I like using ubuntu (quicker response that Windows) and the swivel screen…

  5. James Pond says:

    The “3 sec. boot up from suspend” of the Netwalker is not a boot, actually, it’s just a resume process for the suspend in memory state.

    You can do the same with Windows XP in suspend to RAM mode, or with any other OS that properly supports the ACPI of the device for that matter.

    The key difference here is that the ARM-based platform of the Netwalker could easilly be kept for days in suspend to RAM mode without any big lose of battery life, while on current Atom platforms you’ll see a noticeable drain.

    This should change with the next generation of the Atom platform, with a much lesser battery drain when the device is not actually used.

  6. animatiio says:

    that’s the point. btw a carefully installed win xp system (with a regularly maintained registry!) will run for days on a netbook with a good powermanagement like e.g. asus or samsung (well depending on effective work usage, but that’s the same with cellular phones: it’s standby time or working time)

  7. Mark Hirsch says:

    New Kohjinsha PA series convertible MID/UMPC http://bit.ly/KqcvT

  8. focus says:

    Man,that`s one ugly device!

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