If previously UMPC Kohjinsha present with AMD Geode processor, hence this time Kohjinsha also present through SH series using Intel Celeron M processor. This SH model consisted of SH610B and SH811W series (higher specification). SH610B series which we tested is popular enough even only applies Intel Celeron M A 100 processor (600MHz). If may be contested, Kohjinsha SH610B price (US$ 980) can be said competitive compared to one class UMPC.
Like also previous Kohjinsha model, SH610B locates 7 inches screen which able to be turned around 180 degrees so closing its keyboard. But compared to previous version, SH series screen now can reach higher resolution (1024x600 pixel) and its screen display is more contrast because LED-Backlit from Samsung. You would easy to see the screen display even gets strong light from outside. SH series also has 1,3 MB resolution Webcam which is good enough for video chat.
As its operating system, Kohjinsha planted Windows Vista into SH series. Surely user will get new experience with this operating system, but in our opinion the processed in UMPC is faster if using Windows XP because mobile processor like Celeron model is not the correct choice to implement Vista. Besides, when we setting the battery to "Power Saver" mode in Vista, this device performance felt so slow.
Compared to SA series (with AMD processor), SH model has better keyboard response with input delay can be more lessened. Besides touch access via pen stylus, the existence of mouse click button and scroll at near of screen is also makes SH series more comfortable compared to SA series. Navigation tools also more complete through addition of program execution, enter, screen rotation and display brightness menu button.
Applies SH610B for office and Internet application of course pleases especially if at outside room. Keyboard and display characteristic of course is pertained mini but still be comfortable compared to other UMPC which smaller. SH Series also has a facility to make fan rotation more quietly even we thing is not too useful at UMPC type gadget.
To see how far the performance of SH610B hence comparing it with SA1 series which we have tested clearly precise. From score obtained seen that the combination of Intel A100 processor and DDR2 memory is faster compared to previous model. The performance ought to be faster and battery energy is more economized if use Windows XP because Vista tends to spend bigger power. Very mobile consumer will fit in with Kohjinsha which offers high mobility and fully equipped input as a UMPC.
Kohjinsha SH610B Review
Price range: $980
Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV A100 600MHz
RAM: SO-DIMM DDR2 PC2-3200, 512MB
Chipset: Intel Calistoga-G i945GU + ICH7U
Graphic Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GU 64MB
Sound Card: Realtek AC’97 (ALC262)
Harddisk: 160GB, PATA
Optical drive: No
Display: 7 inches, 1024x600 pixel (WXGA)
Dimension: 22,7 x 17 x 3,3 cm
Weight: 995 gram (with standard Battery)
Battery: 2600mAh (3 cell)
Operating Sytem: Windows Vista Home Basic
Feature: Lan, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Card reader (SD, MMC, MS, CF), USB (2 port), WebCam (1,3MP), VGA out, pointer, scroll, mic + earphone