The Viliv will be launching the higher spec model of the S5-series for $649. The premium model that will be launching in US will come with:
- standard Windows XP
- 1GB RAM
- Intel Atom Z520 processor clocked at 1.3GHz
- 60GB HDD
- 1024 x 600 resolution
- Haptic feedback
It is a fairly decent UMPC for those who can live without keyboard. Personally, if I’m out to buy a MID/UMPC for myself, I would get one with keyboard as it makes the URL entry and document-editing so easy.
3G and WiMax versions are in the works.
Here is a video of it running iTunes. The screen seems to be very sensitive and the unit feels snappy too.
The Viliv S5 will be available in March 2009 for a price of $649.
Commentary: Price is acceptable for those who do not want to enter a lot of data. If you enter a lot of data, look for something else. Fujitsu U820 is a good choice for those who want to have a small device with built in keyboard
Note: Fujitsu U820 is available in Asia as Fujitsu U2010