iiview review babypc

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.


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3 replies on “iiView A2 reviewed”

  1. The look and feel is quite Mac-esque, but obviously the graphics power is till quite behind the Mac Book Air. Got one unit which has Windows 7 Ultimate preloaded and it runs fine. Battery power is up to 3 hours, but it take around 3 hours to recharge it to 100%.

  2. I can just picture this marketing meeting.

    rep: “Let’s call it… the iView!”
    manager: “no… sounds too much like an Apple product.”
    rep: “how about… eView?”
    manager: “no… sounds like an ASUS product.”
    rep: “I’ve got it… the iiView!”
    manager: “perfect!”

  3. Can we have a world-wide moratorium on the use of “i” or “ii” or “e”, or worse “Eee”?

    It’s been played out and now it just makes electronic gadgets look stupid or cheap now. Apple and others got there first, so get over it…its well and truly done. This silliness might go over well in the Henan province of China or the back alleys of Turkmenistan, but the rest of the world is over it.

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