The Gigabyte U60 Ultra-Mobile PC allows you to use full Windows XP in a handheld form factor - combine that with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and you can create documents, respond to emails and communicate with other users using messaging applications like Windows Messenger.
Windows XP Home Edition
190mm x 120.8mm x 28.3mm (W x H x D)
VIA 1GHz ULVC7
1.8" 5mm 30GB UDMA 133, 4,200rpm
6.5" WVGA TFT LCD with LED backlight
2.0 Class II
The Gigabyte U60 also features a stylus-operated touchscreen, as well as cursor control using a touchpad, a left-click button and a right-click button. Expansion and addition of peripherals is easy - the U60 includes USB ports, a VGA connector for connecting to your desktop monitor and an SD/MMC memory slot.
The Gigabyte U60 has an in-built speaker, as well as an audio jack for connecting heaphones. Bluetooth is included so you can connect to other Bluetooth accessories and devices, and WLAN is also provided so you can connect to the Internet through WiFi Access Points.
It is quite interesting that Everun is running at 600MHz AMD CPU and U60 is running at 1G Hz C7-M CPU, would U60 be faster than Everun on startup?
You may find the comparison below!
Round 1, Restart fight:
Round 2, Hibernate battle:
Obviously, it is not a true rule that faster CPU would have a better startup time! However, it is true that faster CPU would have a better performance on playing movie clip (especially on playing rmvb format). You will see the difference in the next review!
As I mentioned above, although U60 lost in the first round, it will get it back in this movie playing battle!
Movie clip information:
Resol: 640 x 480
Bitrate: 881 kbps
Frame rate: 25 fps
This time we also performed two comparison. The first one is using the same player (Real Alternative) to directly compare their performance! In the second test, GOM Player will be used as master player on Everun. On the other hand, U60 will keep on using RA.
Round One ~ Fight! All you get~~
As expected, U60 (1 GHz) performs better than Everun (600MHz) on rmvb playing. However, it is quite interesting that different movie player would give different performance! Let have another comparison!
Round Two ~ Fight!
Yes, it is interesting that Everun plus GOM player will have a different result! There are many peoples love to watch rmvb movie clip in Hong Kong! I think this review will turn their trend from PMP to UMPC "
FineArt PenSoft is a handwriting recognition system pre-loaded in U60.
There are two recognition systems inside Pensoft.
1. Handwriting Recognition
2. English Word
Handwriting Recognition could only recognize single letter once at a time with a high accuracy. English Word can recognize a whole word based on its database, so that it will correct your word. On the other hand, you cannot write a new word, likes UMPC, under a English Word mode!!
1. really good form factor with compact size and reasonable screen size.
2. first optical mouse (pointer) in UMPC community
3. light sensor - brilliant design
4. screen rotate - genius
5. Ext. HD function - very concern
1. 6.5" screen - good size
2. Splitting Qwerty Keyboard - better than Everun
3. C7-M processor - better than Everun
However, I should say I will prefer Everun rather than U60.
Although U60 has a larger screen, but I think it is a bit blurry and almost cannot be read under sunlight.
The C7-M processor performs a bit better than Everun but much worse than Intel A110 processor.
Moreover, the battery life of Everun is excellent. The movie playing time of Everun reaches 4' 50" but only 2' 45" for U60.
As a UMPC (Ultra-mobile), I thing battery life is very important. Everun seems doing the best in the existence UMPC devices.