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Viliv S5 Review
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Viliv S5

Very nice pocketable PMP-style device with excellent battery life, near-desktop speed browsing and high-end media capabilities. GPS is also included which enables an all-in-one navigation package. The on-screen keyboard uses haptic feedback to improve the experience although it`s not as good as a real keyboard in our opinion. We would have liked to have seen a media slot and an external mic as this has potential as a mobile Skype client.

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Viliv S5 Specifications

Manufacturer Viliv
Model name S5
CPU Intel Atom (Silverthorne)
CPU speed 1300 Mhz
Graphics Intel GMA 500
OS Various Options
Display Size
4.8" 1024 X 600
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
Resistive (soft/finger) Single-touch
Hard Disk 30 GB
Battery capacity 23 Wh
Weight (Minimum) 395gm / 0.87 pounds
Size 154/84/24.0 mm
Size 6.1/3.3/0.9 inches
Physical Interfaces USB 2.0
Docking connector
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
Mini USB 2.0 (client)
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
BT2.0
3G option
AdditionalGPS
*Specifications can vary

Viliv S5 information

Expected in March 2009 for US market (Feb for Korea) 3G oversion to follow up shortly afterwards. (Targeted at EU market.) All models based on 1.3Ghz CPU. Some versions have 1024x600 screen. HDD options are 30 or 60GB HDD.

Viliv S5 alternatives

Sony Tablet P, 5.5 inch, 370 grams (0.82 lbs)
Eking M5, 5.0 inch, 440 grams (0.97 lbs)
UMID mbook SE, 4.8 inch, 366 grams (0.81 lbs)
Psixpda Psixpda, 4.8 inch, 420 grams (0.93 lbs)
A productive and usable design hampered by relatively short battery life. Mouse pad (hidden on right hand side of frame) is very usable when using the device in two-handed 'thumbing' mode. Keyboard very good for two-handed thumbing.
UMID BZ, 4.8 inch, 363 grams (0.8 lbs)
Solves all of the major issues of the original M1 and adds a useful mouse pointer. With battery life of over 4hrs this is now a serious contender as a productive, pocketable UMPC.
XPPhone XPPhone, 4.8 inch, 400 grams (0.88 lbs)
Early pricing (local, China) is said to be the equivalent of $400 but specifications are not known. If build quality can be kept high, this 400gm basic UMPC/Phone could find some customers. AMD processor is not very powerful but reaches full web speeds similar to very low-end Atom-based devices. 3D support is poor. Given a fast SSD, this could reach acceptable office application speeds.
Viliv N5, 4.8 inch, 399 grams (0.88 lbs)
Lives up to the pre-release hype. Great build quality, fast SSD, good keyboard and battery life. It's expensive when compared to the UMID BZ so you'll have to 'value' that extra memory and build quality. Base model, surprisingly, comes with no video out.
Eking S515, 4.8 inch, 420 grams (0.93 lbs)
A productive and usable design hampered by relatively short battery life. Mouse pad (hidden on right hand side of frame) is very usable when using the device in two-handed 'thumbing' mode.
Kohjinsha PA, 4.8 inch, 400 grams (0.88 lbs)
Sharp Netwalker, 5.0 inch, 409 grams (0.9 lbs)
The price could be a little high on this one at launch but it competes well with the UMID M1 UMPC. Battery life of 10 hours is a real bonus. Combine this with a Mifi and you're good to go! On the Ascii.co.jp video (see below) we're impressed with the load time (10-seconds for ascii.co.jp on a Firefox browser) and the embedded Flash video.
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