Excerpt: This is a UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) and it is designed as such. It's number one strength is portability and everything about this device is geared toward this. The speed is not bad when compared to most netbooks that came out at the time that the S5 did, but don't expect it to compete...
Excerpt: Without repeating the summary too much, the Viliv S5, for me, is a very handy computing device. This model is wi-fi only. When connected to wi-fi, this device is great for browsing the web. The on-screen keyboard is sometimes finicky, but overall, it performs well. The stylus works well, too....
Summary: I've received my 2nd replacement. All 3 units had the same defect: the battery was not fitting the device and the release/lock was stuck in! Amazon is still selling the defective product! Update: 3rd replacement - 4th unit in my hands - same issue!!!
Summary: Purchased Nov 2 Delivered Nov 9 Harddrive failure Nov 29 Attempted fixes listed in manual many times. Reported first to VILIV Dec 1 Many delay tactics and passes up the chain. To this date: Feb 2, no resolution. Transcript of MOST of the correspondence: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Mr. XXXXXXXX, S5 replacement unit was sent to you yesterday by UPS ground. You will be notified the tracking number later today.
Summary: i totally love this thing. This has it all!! the price cant be beaten when compared to sony, OQO and others. Battery life, screen resolution and features are just amazing. And its really fast suprisingly. It has GPS....over the top!! totally worth the money, thinking of buying another one. keyboard typig is good also, but for those that want an actual keyboard well what you expect this thing is made for on the go! anyway no complains 5/5 stars.
Summary: I am a gadget junkie, and at first I thought this stylish device was a dream come true. I own a really fast desktop computer and a convenient little netbook. I bought this device to carry around without a backpack (that was needed for my netbook). I bought this device 6 months ago during the summer, and honestly, I have not been using it as frequently as I would have thought. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: -Very Solid for its size.
Summary: I bought S5 about a month ago, it came with Windows XP. I have to say it is an excellent micro computer. By the second week I upgraded it to Windows 7 (thanks to the forums at "pocketables dot net" ) It runs fast without aero. You can use the new tablet features (hand writing input, new screen keyboard, etc) Good 1080p and 720p HD video support. Videos and images look amazing on the high resolution screen!
Summary: I have been looking for a device like this for a long time. I need to periodically do some work related things when I am out of the office and I did not want to lug my laptop around everywhere. This device is perfect for a jacket pocket, bag, purse, or car. Smartphones like BlackBerries, IPhones, and Samsung and LG devices would not work because some of the applications I need are PC only.
It's Amazing How Much Power is in This Little Box...
Jace Perrodin, Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: The Viliv S5 is one thing: a pocket-sized XP computer with a touchscreen interface. This is where all its strengths and weaknesses come from. The Strengths: It has XP installed, not Vista. Yay! Anything possible with a basic XP machine is possible with this device. You can install programs, type up Word documents (although you may want an external keyboard; see "Weaknesses" section), surf the web, watch movies, and so much more.
Summary: The Viliv S5 is a very cool device. It's not something that you'd want to use as your primary computer, but it definitely has a lot to offer for its price. Since it runs on Windows XP you can load whatever apps you want onto it, including iTunes and Office. I use Google Picasa to edit and share photos on the go. It's not that easy to type long documents on the Viliv S5's on screen keyboard, but you can hook up an external keyboard via USB or Bluetooth.