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Since I started covering the loaner Viliv X70EX UMPC that was sent by the folks at Viliv, I have been asked repeatedly how much this device is going to cost in the U.S. I just heard from Dynamism that it is going to carry the X70, […]

Since I started covering the loaner Viliv X70EX UMPC that was sent by the folks at Viliv, I have been asked repeatedly how much this device is going to cost in the U.S. I just heard from Dynamism that it is going to carry the X70, and it’s put up a web page with lots of information. What may be the most important piece of information is the starting price listed, which is $599. That puts the 7-inch X70 near the same price as the 5-inch S5. Wow, that is cheaper than I expected.

Viliv X70 in US

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  1. good things come to those who wait ..the price is perfect

  2. this price will get you this SKU (X70/16ssd/Express
    (Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz , 1GB Ram, 16GB Solid State HD, GPS, Windows XP Home) slower procesor and limited storage hmmm

  3. Wow, I was not expecting that. A good price and a good device equals a device I want.

  4. An excellent price! My wife is going to kill me ;-)

  5. I wonder if the faster processer and bigger SSD model will go for $100 or $200 more. 16GB is too small for me.

    (Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz , 1GB Ram, 32GB Solid State HD, GPS, Windows XP Home)

  6. I wonder if the faster processor and bigger SSD model will go for $100 or $200 more. 16GB is too small for me.

    (Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz , 1GB Ram, 32GB Solid State HD, GPS, Windows XP Home)

  7. As in many cases, each with his own show stoppers.
    I am still waiting for something which is:
    1. Pocketable
    2. Run a full OS (for me that is Windows XP/7, Ubuntu or Android)
    3. Can be used as full Skype phone and hopefully also be a real cell phone.

    Concerning Viliv, the S5 failed on not having a built in mic and a web cam. And the X70 failed on not being pocketable. Very personal as stated.

    As for the last sub-item, maybe Archos will prove the optimal way to go with later this week. At least until we get a Moorstown cell device next year.

    1. I agree, they should have done a little more on the Viliv S5. My 4 year old Axim x50v pocket pc has BOTH an SD and CF slot plus a built-in mic. I still use it as a skype phone and GPS device (using a bluetooth gps receiver).

      I don’t see what the business decision was to not include an SD slot and built-in mic at a bare minimum. Any portable device that is marketed as a computer should include those two things.

      As it stands I guess they want people to go for the x70 for the full computing experience.

  8. What a disappointment, I can’t believe they are offering a 1.2ghz machine and 16gb SSD, on a machine that’s already cpu challenged? Do they realize that it’s on par with small netbooks from last year but at a price point that’s much higher?

    Come on Viliv, put out a hard drive version with the 1.3, at least.

    1. I concur…

      The only model I’d go for (if I doesn’t take into account my recently-received S5) would have at least a 1.3GHz cpu, and a good old hard drive (I’m not sold on SSDs yet).
      I’m curious of what price it would sell for.

  9. I’d like to see one of these with the 1.6ghz atom and 2gb of ram

  10. What about screen resolution?

    1. James Kendrick Ben Monday, June 8, 2009

      1024×600

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