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WinBook Jiv Mini

WinBook Jiv Mini
alaScore 80

5 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of WinBook Jiv Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. The size and design get mixed comments, whereas there are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the WinBook Jiv Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

WinBook Jiv Mini

 

The surprisingly small and elegant WinBook JiV Mini is a Microsoft Windows Media Center system geared to fit into your existing entertainment center. The system did a reasonable job at recording and playing back digital content, but it lacks the...

Easy to record TV ; Super-compact chassis

Small hard drive ; No way to expand the system internally

Super-compact Media Center fits well in tight spaces and works well with digital media. But it can't be expanded.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

WinBook Jiv Mini review: WinBook Jiv Mini

 

One of the smallest PCs we've ever seen; includes built-in TV tuner; less than 3 pounds; great design; includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

More expensive than competing Core Duo small-form-factor systems; fixed configuration; hard to upgrade.

With tons of features, including a TV tuner, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, packed into a tiny case, the WinBook Jiv Mini impresses with its features-per-square-inch ratio. We've not seen more features stuffed into such a small case.

Jun, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

WinBook Jiv Mini

 

The wonderfully designed WinBook Jiv Mini ($1,200 direct, without monitor) Media Center PC is the perfect home-theater PC—not just because of its small size, but because it's powerful and has all the ports you need. If you've got a hankering for a...

Compact, attractive, quiet. Media Center with integrated IR sensor. Integrated wireless networking (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0). Intel Viiv and Intel Vista compatible

Not enough hard drive space. Microsoft wireless keyboard's pointing stick is awkward

The WinBook Jiv Mini wins Editors' Choice as the best mini PC Media Center. It can easily hook up to most TVs, perform DVR duties, play back your music, and act as a digital photo album.

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (maximumpc.com)

WinBook Jiv Mini

 

When we first received WinBook's Viiv-ready Jiv (both words rhyme with five—go figure), we realized that we didn't really know exactly what it meant to be a “Viiv” PC. And remember, we pride ourselves on knowing the difference between an AMB and AMT.

Almost silent and unobtrusive, the Jiv should fit anywhere

Low-capacity hard drive and pathetic graphics power make this a TV-only device

That leaves the Jiv in a tough spot. We like the concept and compact size of this machine but the poor graphics and small hard drive make it a tough pill to swallow.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (computershopper.com)

WinBook Jiv Mini Review and Ratings

 

A tiny, full-featured Media Center PC

Incredibly small, considering feature set ; Built-in TV tuner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Fixed configuration ; Short on software

Oct, 2006