Chunky Sidekick-Sized MIU HDPC Is a Pocket Computer

Chunky Sidekick-Sized MIU HDPC Is a Pocket Computer


Who cares if the Macbook Air is the world’s thinnest laptop? While the MIU HDPC might look like a bit of a porker, it has to be one of the most powerful devices given its relatively small proportions. It’s almost pocketable at 6.4 x 2.6 x 0.96 inches, but it seems to offer a lot more than what many smartphones and PocketPC devices are able to offer.

For starters, the MIU HDPC comes equipped with a reasonably large 4-inch touchscreen display, in addition to the smaller screen on the outer shell. Processing comes via the 1GHz Via C7M ULV CPU and it gets backed by up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, Windows XP and/or Linux Qplus embedded OS, and a pair of USB ports. You get a choice of either a 60GB hard drive (wow) or a 4GB solid state drive, either of which can be expanded via the miniSD/microSD card slot. Rounding out the specs are a 5.0 megapixel camera, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0.

Better still, the battery life sounds pretty impressive. Even at “high power”, the MIU HDPC keeps trucking for seven hours at a time. Dial it down to low power settings and you can enjoy up to 90 hours of mobile computing. The MIU HDPC is priced at $500.