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One of the Viliv S7 convertible UMPC's advertised highlights is that its 4700mAh lithium polymer battery has the potential to provide "true all-day computing" up to a reported 9.5 hours. This bold claim is the first thing the team at Lazion.com in Korea sought to investigate after providing a detailed hardware overview of the Atom-based device, which boasts a 7-inch swiveling touchscreen (1024 x 600) and various configuration options.

The results? Though never able to cross the 8-hour mark in their tests, which were by no means exhaustive, the S7's real-world runtime will still be considered a plus by both reviewers and users alike. Battery figures and photos below.

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  • Video playback: 6 hours, 13 minutes (DivX, 720 x 400, 1.64Mbps, wireless off, max screen brightness); 7 hours, 28 minutes (XviD, 640 x 480, 1.64Mbps, wireless off, mid screen brightness)
  • Korea@Home distributed processing: 5 hours, 45 minutes (WiFi on, max screen brightness)
  • DMB viewing: 6 hours, 50 minutes (full-screen, wireless off, mid screen brightness)

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Full specifications of the Viliv S7 in the product database.