Medion MD RIM 1000 Specifications and information

Medion MD RIM 1000 alternatives
The specifications and design are impressive. Its got a lot of what was missing from UMPC's in 2006. LED backlit screen, touch pointer, keyboard and longer battery life. Unfortunately the DVB-T option,GPS and docking station have been dropped from the base retail package. There are known problems using Media Center and Origami Experience on VIA based UMPCs (performance) but it is not known if this issue affects the Medion UMPC. We're waiting for the first tests...

Medion MD RIM 1000 Specifications

Manufacturer Medion
Model name MD RIM 1000
CPU VIA C7-M
CPU speed 1000 Mhz
Graphics VIA Unichrome Pro
OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Display Size
6.5" 800 X 480
Display Type
LED b/l, Soft (Finger) Touch
RAM 768 MB
Hard Disk 30 GB
Battery capacity 29 Wh
Battery Life (tested)2.4 - 3.2 hours
Weight (Minimum) 720gm / 1.59 pounds
Size 190/120/28.0 mm
Size 7.5/4.7/1.1 inches
Physical Interfaces Docking connector
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
Multi-format card reader
USB 2.0
VGA
MIC-in
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
BT2.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 4G)
AdditionalWebCam
Docking station
*Specifications can vary

Medion MD RIM 1000 alternatives

Netbook Navigator Nav 7, 7.0 inch, 590 grams (1.3 lbs)
A 7" UMPC built on Atom fills a requirement for a number of markets but take note, this is the older Atom platform. (Z5XX) with the slower GPU (200Mhz compared to 400Mhz on the Z6xx series.) It's strange to see a device like this without any form of video out. The rear-mounted touch panel and mouse buttons should improve Windows usage although we would want to test that before recommending a buy. Weight seems acceptable - 550gms
Toshiba Libretto W100 (W105-L251 PLW10U-00201V ), 7.0 inch, 699 grams (1.54 lbs)
A new and interesting design from Toshiba. Dual capacitative touchscreens and some well-integrated keyboard software make this a very interesting choice in the UMPC sector. Heat could be a problem and battery life with the small battery down to 2hrs. High-performance CPU should drive Windows 7 touch and muti-touch features well. Premium price.
Sony Vaio (P11), 8.0 inch, 632 grams (1.39 lbs)
Another well specified clamshell-style UMPC. Slightly too wide for thumb typing but wide enough for a touch-typing experience. 1.8Ghz, 2GB RAM and SSD helps with speed and this should make quite a rugged travel computer too.
Kohjinsha SK3 (SK3KX06GA), 7.0 inch, 720 grams (1.59 lbs)
Viliv X70 EX, 7.0 inch, 660 grams (1.46 lbs)
Samsung Q1EX, 7.0 inch, 648 grams (1.43 lbs)
Sony Vaio P500 (VGN-P530H), 8.0 inch, 635 grams (1.4 lbs)
Archos 7 (320GB), 7.0 inch, 640 grams (1.41 lbs)
Raon Digital Everun Note (S16S), 7.0 inch, 742 grams (1.64 lbs)
A very cheap touchscreen UMPC. 1Ghz CPU is as powerful as INtel Atom at 1.6Ghz. Battery life is quite poor but additional batteries are cheap and small. Good keyboard. Build quality not the best.
Raon Digital Everun Note (D24S), 7.0 inch, 742 grams (1.64 lbs)
This is one of the most powerful UMPCs we've ever tested. Its light enough to be used as a carry-everywhere PC solution but the small form factor does not lend itself well to long periods of work. Battery life can reduce very quickly when under heavy usage. Processing power is locked to 800Mhz when under battery power.
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