The Viliv S5 is a
powerful mini tablet that is comparable to a netbook computer and it is developed by a Korean company. It
is a truly portable device, it fits in a large jacket pocket and it's easy for you to take it
anywhere. The Viliv S5 features a Windows XP operating system, a Z520 CPU 1.33GHz, a 32 GB
SSD (solid state drive) and the battery lasts for about 7-8 hours. At 0.96 pounds, the Viliv S5 is a
bit hefty in your hands, but it's not too bad taking in consideration all the features that it packs in
such a small device.
The S5 has a
very quick boot time, of about 3-5 seconds when it is in standby mode. It is a very nice media player,
great for watching movies and listening to music.
touchscreen is quite responsive (even though is resistive and not capacitive - which means that is
pressure-based). It's high resolution LCD offers a very crispy image and good web browsing. The
nicest feature is the length of the battery which lasts for about 6-7 hours. The keyboard pops out by
pressing a conveniently placed button on the right. The GPS works fine, but you need to get your own
navigation software at an additional cost.
The USB, headphone and Multi I/O ports are enough in a device of this size, because between them, you
could plug in a keyboard, monitor (with adapter) and speakers. In this respect, the Viliv could make for
an extremely portable home-to-office computer.
stereo speakers are embedded toward the top of the screen. Volume controls and a standard headphone jack
are on the top edge of the S5, and a closable door for USB ports runs along the left, and a sliding power
toggle like the Sony PSP's is on the right.
With the S5 you can enjoy wireless through Si-Fi Bluetooth or even GPS (which is optional). You can
experience multimedia playback just like on your desktop, on the go. The Viliv S5 is a great tablet
for entertainment or productivity that is really portable.
What's in the box
S5 PROS AND CONS
Full Windows XP (can run Windows 7
Quick boot from standby (3-4 seconds)
Very long battery life (6-7
Has all the Netbook features in a small, portable
Many GPS options (Garmin, Streetdeck, Centrafuse,
etc) - GPS software is not included
Best for media playing
Great eBook Reader
3G (which is optional) works
32GB Solid State Drive is very
Mini USB port
The 4.8-inch screen is hard to read (kind of small)
Difficult to use virtual keyboard
No Ethernet port (you must use USB to Ethernet adapter)
No SD card slot
No TV tuner built in
GPS software not included
Lack of graphic power (it's got an Intel 500 Graphic)
Touchscreen is a little off
It is a little thick
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