Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

More...
AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

More...
KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 26 October 2009 15:12

Point of View Mobii ION mini is more than a netbook - 2. Input devices and Ergonomics

Written by Slobodan Simic

ImageImage

Review: Copes with Call of Duty 4


Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard is decent, at least when it comes to netbooks. It feels sturdy and you need a bit time to get used to the size, but that’s the case with all netbooks as they simply aren’t designed for prolonged use.

Image

Same as on the Lenovo’s S10, someone decided that it is a good idea to switch the places of Fn and Ctrl keys, so you’ll end up with a bunch of failed “copy-paste” and similar “Ctrl” based shortcut actions until you get the hang of it. This is a minor inconvenience as you have to get used to the small netbook keyboard anyway.

Image

The touchpad feels quite good, and it is far from small with its 45 x 65 mm dimensions. Unfortunately, there is no scroll bar and you’ll have to deal with manual scrolling. The keys are quite solid and need a normal amount of pressure for that magic click as they are neither too sensitive nor too stiff.

Ergonomics

The POV Mobii ION mini is quite different when it comes to ergonomics as the left side is pretty much empty. It has a power button, status LEDs, exhaust for the fan and a security lock.

Image

We already mentioned in the specification list that it only has two USB 2.0 ports and both of these are located on the right side of the netbook, along with the RJ45 LAN port, HDMI output and the power connector.

Image

The front side is reserved for audio connectors and the card reader. We didn’t take the picture of the back side as this one only has a battery, so it’s far from interesting.

Image

The bottom is pretty straightforward, it hides the battery hinges and two lids held by a pair of screws.

Image

These two lids make the upgrade pretty simple as you can easily get to the memory and hard drive, practically the only two things that you can upgrade on a netbook.

Image

As you can see from the pictures below, our sample came with 2GB of Team Group 667MHz CL5 memory and a 2.5-inch 160GB Toshiba hard drive.

Image

The retail sample comes with 1GB of memory but as memory is quite cheap these days we recommend upgrading it to 2GB as both Windows XP and Windows 7, if you decide to install it, will certainly appreciate it.

Image

(Page 2 of 4)
Last modified on Sunday, 20 June 2010 05:58
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments