What is Wibrain Device on WiFi?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

What is wibrain device on wifi

The Wibrain B1 packs a ton of power into a hyper hand-held computer about the size of a PSP. It includes a thumb QWERTY keyboard, trackpad and real mouse buttons as well as WiFi, GSM, WebCam and lots more.

While the 1.2 GHz VIA C7 processor may be less powerful than some other UMPCs, it is still quite fast and is a pleasure to use. The 1024 pixel wide screen is also very nice. Web pages display full width so no scrolling is needed and Firefox extensions like Flash or Ad Blockers work just fine. The unit's built in microphone is very good and the earphone jack supports standard stereo headsets as well.

WiFi range is very good and it is possible to add wireless capability via a USB adapter. Supported security options include WEP, WPA and LEAP. The included battery provides about 3 hours of run time. This can be increased to about 4 hours by using the 'Power Saver' configuration option available in the 'System Settings' menu. The only problem with this is that it causes the system to take 45 seconds to resume from Suspend and the WiFi does not come back on at this point.

Ubuntu Linux manages the hardware very well. Upgrading to the latest version (8.04 LTS) fixes most of the issues I mentioned in the review. More information is available in the forums (Link Below). It is also important to remember that the nice padded case doubles as an effective thermal insulator. If the unit is paced in it while on, the temperature can rise to levels that could damage the batteries or possibly the hardware itself.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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