Soyea unveils Z5 MID with Intel Atom, 3G, and Windows XP

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This isn't the first MID to come out of China with an Intel Atom CPU nor is it one that boasts the highest specs, but the Soyea Z5 holds its own with a 1.2GHz Z515 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5" WVGA touchscreen, Windows XP/Linux, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 802.11b/g WiFi, and integrated 3G connectivity courtesy of China Telecom. The 12.3-ounce slate is unfortunately equipped with only an 8GB SSD, but the microSD slot, mini USB and VGA ports, stereo speakers, optical mouse, mouse buttons, and webcam help to take some of the sting away.

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The Soyea Z5 measures 6.1" x 3.7" x 0.89" (similar to the popular Viliv S5) and has been priced by Amazon China at 5999 yuan, which is about $878. Rather astronomical compared to other devices on the market (not to mention uncharacteristic for Chinese gadgetry), I know, but maybe the high price corresponds to an incredibly well built, high quality product.

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If the Z5 wasn't already out of stock, perhaps we'd be able to find out. In the meantime, there's no harm in a little naive optimism, right?

[Amazon China]

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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