Cowon W2 – Metallic MID, only for Koreans
Cowon are known for quality MP3 players, but in their native ventures and other markets. W2 is a screen PMP with 4.8 “ and a MID (Mobile Internet Device) equipped with an Intel Atom Z520.
The dimensions of 144 x 88 x 27.5 mm fit May 1 GB of RAM, a 60GB HDD or 80 GB and a wireless module / bluetooth. It weighs 450 g including battery listed with 7 hours of video playback. Do we have here a device comparable to the lightest laptop in the world?
The answer is no. Configurations are similar, but differ essentially in the rest. The screen has a resolution of 1024×600 classic, but the diagonal is two times smaller than a netbook. No on-screen keyboard will ever replace the real one, but on the other hand, there is little netbooks that fit into a pocket. Cowon’s W2 portability level is superior to Sony VAIO P. Currently, MID’s will be released only in Korea at prices ranging between $ 533 and $ 658, depending on the hard drive’s capacity and of Windows 7 version installed.
* 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520
* 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
* 4.8″ WSVGA touchscreen
* 60GB, 80GB 1.8″ hard drive
* Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Premium
* Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b/g
* 2 USB ports, 1 mini USB port
* Skype, Jet Toolbar (voice and dock)
* 143.6 x 88.1 x 27.5 mm (5.65″ x 3.47″ x 1.08″)
* 450 g (15.87 oz)
* Battery life: up to 230 hours sleep, 10 hours idle, 7 hours video playback