Willcom D4 vs a S5
D and I are smitten by the willcom D4 which has been out and about for over a year now.
I had the chance to fondle a D4 some months back when a mate of mine bought a reconditioned unit from http://www.conics.net.
It’s not exactly pocketable due to it’s long body and a pretty fat double capacity battery. It does have a lovely crisp screen squeezing 1024×600 worth of pixels into a 5″ screen (well, pretty similar to my S5) but what I do like about it is the geek factor dotted mouse pad, scrollbar and left/right mouse pads. Very sexy stuff…:)
Spec-wise, quite similar to the S5..
|OS:||Windows Vista Home Premium|
||1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520|
||Intel US15W, GMA500|
|RAM:||1GB DDR2 SDRAM (soldered onto motherboard)|
|Storage:||40GB HDD (1.8″ Toshiba MK4009GAL, 4200 rpm)|
|Expansion:||MicroSD card slot|
|Display:||5” touchscreen (1024 x 600, 262K colors, LED-backlit)|
|Wireless:||802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
(1Seg TV tuner & phone functions work in Japan only)
|Size:||7.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.0″|
|Weight:||1 lb. (with standard battery)|
But the winner for me is the clamshell design and the thumb keyboard. I just like a unit with an inbuilt hard keyboard..
And it’s got a camera and a micro sd slot…take that s5!
What I didn’t like is the battery life – the slim battery is next to useless giving less than 1 hour of usage. The double (now triple available) capacity battery adds a lot of bulk. In this area, the S5 kicks the D4’s butt with 5 hours usage on a slim std battery.
Nonetheless, I may have to beg D to get me a D4 from Akihabara…pretty please!