Atom powered MIDs seem to be on the rage now! Viliv has unveiled another MID based on Atom platform. It appears that most of the companies are now jumping from Arm-based architecture to Atom-based architecture.
It comes with Intel Atom Silverthorne (Z520) processor clocked at 1.33GHz and a 7-inch WSVGA display (1024 x 600). Although, it sounds a little odd, when engadget is calling this MID a handheld.
Here are it’s specifications:
- Atom Silverthorne 1.33GHz processor
- choice of SSD: 8GB/16GB or HDD: 30GB/60GB
- Windows XP or Linux
- 1GB RAM
- optional WiMax module (mobile broadband)
- Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and WiFi b/g (no ‘n’)
- Weight: 660g
- built-in GPS (Sirf Star 3)
- SDHC slot
- dimension: 210(w) x 117(h) x 22.5(d) mm
It is nice to see that Viliv is giving Windows XP as an option unlike the Gigabyte M528, which has been giving a headache to it’s users in getting the XP working. Also, folks at Viliv claim that X70 would give upto 6 hours of battery life. That would be quite difficult to achive considering the fact that it is running on Atom processor and not on a ARM based platform, which is much more power-frugal. The inclusion of SDHC slot and Sirf Star GPS are nice additions.
January 18, 2009