VYE S41A touchscreen UMPC with DVD burner gets price slash

Feb 6, 2009
VYE S41A touchscreen UMPC with DVD burner gets price slash

Ultraportables with integrated optical drives are rare beasts - the netbook world only has one, for instance - and they usually carry a pretty high price premium.  That was certainly the case when the VYE S41A first arrived, complete with its convertible 7-inch touchscreen, DVD burner and 800MHz Intel A110 processor: you were looking at around $1,500 when it first launched.  Now, Expansys UK have it listed for just £449.99 ($661).

That's quite a lot of UMPC (or quite a small amount, depending on how you look at it) for the money.  Okay, so the processor probably isn't going to be doing any HD video crunching anytime soon (though if a 600MHz Intel A100 can cope with Windows 7, the S41A should have no problems) but the 80GB hard-drive is reasonable for a companion device of this size, and there's WiFi, Bluetooth and a similar range of ports as you'd find on a current netbook.

If you fancy a touchscreen ultraportable and simply have to have DVD burning capabilities, or alternatively you've been looking at DIY netbook-tablets but don't have the modding skills, this could be worth a look.  Anybody tempted?

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