MIU's $500 HDPC takes All-in-One seriously

It's huge, no doubt. But MIU's HDPC must be to pack such a broad list of specifications. First spotted as a prototype back in 2006, the 163 x 67 x 24.5-mm / 387-gram brick is now expected to go retail in July for up to ???500,000 or a US-equivalent pricing of just $500. That's dirt cheap for what they seem to promise:

  • 4-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display which slides out and flips over for the cellphone interface

  • Up to a 1GHz VIA C7M ULV processor and 4GB of DDR2 memory

  • Dual, Windows XP / Linux Qplus embedded OS

  • Unspecified cellphone radio

  • Maximum 1.3-inch 60GB hard disk (or 4GB SSD) and miniSD/microSD expansion

  • 7-hour battery (or 90-hours at low power)

  • 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0

  • 2x USB, docking port, stereo speakers, QWERTY thumbpad and mouse

  • What looks like a 5 megapixel camera

  • DMB mobile television and external GPS add-on

All that tech allows the HDPC to function as a portable SatNav device, handheld gaming rig, cellphone, UMPC, PMP, eBook reader, digital camera, etc. Did we already tell you that it will cost less than $500? Oh right. See the unit in-hand after the break.