I’m Not a Phone…Not Yet a Netbook

The Viliv S5 is technically a UMPC (ultra mobile PC), but has many similarities as a netbook. This mobile computing device has a 4.8″ touchscreen with 1024×600 resolution and runs on the Windows XP operating system. It is powered by an Intel Atom processor and has 1 GB of RAM and a 60 GB hard drive. The S5 also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS.

The battery of this little device is quite impressive; it’s able to last for roughly six hours (200 hours on standby).

The S5 UMPC has a solid build and is relatively easy to hold in one hand. The touchscreen features and GPS are also easy to navigate and use. Because of its small size though, the S5 only has one USB port and unlike regular netbooks, lacks a card reader, webcam, and microphone. Also, because of the small screen and high resolution, the icons and images on the screen are relatively small – but still very clear!

While the price tag for the S5 is a bit high ($599), its added portability makes it a worthwhile investment. Initially, this price tag included some extra accessories (an extra battery, a leather case, a car charger, and a car mount), but this deal has expired. Within the US, the Viliv S5 can only be purchased from an import specialist, such as

Via Switched.

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