Following the emergence of the 3GNET MI11 MID with very little accompanying information earlier this week, we were all left in the dark about what hardware was hiding inside it. Thankfully, we have now managed to locate the full released specifications of the upcoming MID and it isn't surprising to see they are very similar to the EKING S515 keeping in mind the visual similarities between the two. However, we still don't have confirmation of whether the MI11 is indeed a rebranded S515.
Without further ado, check out the full list of specifications below!
Processor: Intel Atom Z510, 1.10Ghz
Chipset: Intel US15W, Intel GMA 500
Memory: DDR2-533 512MB or 1024MB
Solid State Drive: 16GB or 32GB
Screen Size: 5 inch, WSVGA 1024 x 600, touchscreen
Audio System: Realtek HD Audio, built-in speaker
Wireless connectivity: 802.11b/g wireless LAN, 3G network support for TD-SCDMA, EVDO, WCDMA etc., Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Phone functions: 3G voice (optional), support for Skype, Internet phone
Camera: VGA front-facing webcam
USB ports: USB 2.0 (x1), miniUSB (x1)
Other interfaces: Headphone Output (x1) ,Mic (x1), DC Output (x1)
Memory expansion: microSD card slot
Weight: 620g (with battery)
Battery: 2-core polymer, 1850mAh, 7.4V
Battery life: 2-3 hours, depending on usage
Standby Time: 60-80 hours
OS: Linux, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Available colors: Jazz Black
A notable difference between the MI11 and S515 is that the MI11 possesses a slightly larger, higher resolution screen: 5 inches at 1024 x 600, whereas the S515 uses a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 screen. There are also some differences in weight and processor speed.
One of the main disadvantages of the S515 was its poor battery life, and the MI11 doesn't seem to have improved on this at just 2-3 hours. The stated standby time is much better at 60-80 hours, though we can't be sure of this without independent testing. The options for increased RAM, storage capacity, 3G voice capability, and choice of operating systems are also welcome considerations for potential buyers.
Overall the MI11 looks like a competent entry into the MID arena, but is it enough to compete against the so-called tablet revolution sweeping the tech world this year? What do you think?
As a side note, the 3GNET website also features a couple of other MID products and netbooks. Two in particular are quite interesting: the MI12 that seems to be an exact clone of the S515 with the WVGA screen, and the MI13 that features identical hardware but in a Sony VAIO P-esque clamshell form factor.[3GNET.com.cn]