The vibrant world of UMPCs has many players, most of them well-known brands, others less so, but probably deserving our attention just the same. In this category you will find the Ruvo Avox, a handsome slider UMPC. Think of it as a Nokia N95 on steroids, but then a lot bigger! The Avox, whilst practically unknown, has a more familiar incarnation as the Gigabyte U60. Are they exactly the same?
We got ourselves the first Avox in Australia, courtesy of Tegatech, the UMPC distributor par excellence down under. They are excited about that little critter and I am beginning to see why!
Please follow me on this unboxing and our subsequent in-depth reviews of the Ruvo Avox.
First off, the Avox is billed as the smallest full-featured PC. In this fluid world of sub-notebooks and UMPCs that claim is probably correct but bragging rights are never long-lived and it is better to judge a device, particularly when it is this small, by its usability. So that will be the main focus of this and the following reviews.
Today we will be looking at the Avox from the unboxing perspective and go into the hardware details.
A next review will highlight the software and performance aspects to be followed by a write-up of all the various accessories that can be bought separately.