Cowon W2 Windows 7 MID makes it to CES 2010

Jan 8, 2010
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Cowon are best known for their PMPs - which often have tip-top audio quality - but it seems the lure of the MID is just too strong.  The company have unveiled a new 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 Atom-based MID at CES 2010, the Cowon W2, running Windows 7 on a 1.33GHz processor with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and a brushed aluminum body.

Other specs include two full-sized USB 2.0 ports and a mini USB port, a USB device port (presumably for plugging the W2 into a computer and accessing it as an external drive) and integrated speaker and microphone.  Cowon are also supplying adapter cables, one of which adds an ethernet port and monitor connection (we're guessing VGA), the other which adds component/composite TV output.

The resolution of the display seems a little high - it's the same as you'd find on a regular 10-inch netbook, despite the panel being half the size - and Cowon haven't revealed storage or RAM (we'll take a guess at a roughly 32GB SSD and 1GB memory).  No word on availability or pricing, either.

[via DAP Review]


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