The Viliv N5 looks like the love child of a netbook and a smarpthone. Or rather, it looks like a netbook that’s abotu the size of a smartphone. It has a QWERTY keybaord, an Intel Atom processor, and runs Windows 7. But it has a 4.8 inch display and can almost fold up and fit in your pocket. Dynamism is selling the netbook for a rather hefty starting price of $649. Is it worth it? Chippy at UMPC Portal has posted a detailed review that may help you decide.
Overall, it sounds like chippy is pretty pleased with the design and finish of the N5. He says it’s a bit heavier than comparable mobile internet devices. And because of the small size, there aren’t a lot of ports, just a USB, headphone, and microSD card slot.
Performance-wise, the Atom Z520 chip is designed first and foremost as a low power chip that won’t overheat in small devices while offering decent battery life. In other words, the Viliv N5 isn’t quite as fast as a typical netbook, but Chippy seemed pretty happy with the overall performance.
For more details on audio and video performance, software, and wireless performance, check out the complete review at UMPC Portal.