The folks at BabyPC that brought us the first unboxing video the other day of the iiView A2 12 inch laptop that’s now shipping in Australia and parts of Asia, have now published the first detailed review I’ve seen of this mini-laptop.
The iiView A2 has a 12.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU. It also ships with a pre-release copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, which is rather unusual. BabyPC says the keyboard is comfortable, but it could be a bit larger seeing as there’s plenty of room around the edges.
A lot of people have pointed out that the laptop bears a more than passing resemblance to the Macbook Air. And it looks like iiView wants to emphasize the similarities. The company has preloaded the notebook with a handful of apps including Skype and Google Earth, but also the RocketDock program launcher which looks and feels a lot like the OS X dock.
You can check out BabyPC’s 8 minute hands-on review after the break.