Vulcan FlipStart E-1001S

Vulcan Flipstart
Summary: Ultra-mobile/portable – 5.6″ WS, Intel ULV, 4Q 2007

This page last updated: February 18, 2008

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Product Name: Vulcan FlipStart
Official Page:
Manufacturer: FlipStart
Announced: March 27, 2007 (US), September 10, 2007 (UK)
Price: January 17, 2008: $600 (USA), £339.00 ex. VAT (UK)
Launch Price: $1999 (USA), £1449 ex. VAT (UK) (Price reduced January 16, 2008)
Markets: Worldwide, “Mobile Professionals”

– Originally called FlipStart E-1001S
– Sometimes referred to as FlipStart 1.0

– Comes with Port Replicator
– Shock-mounted Hard Drive
– Scrolling functions
– Webcam
– Comes with screen polishing cloth, soft carrying case, Stereo earbuds/microphone headset
– Backlit Keyboard
– Better camera that snaps onto lid

– Originally slated to run a Transmeta CPU
– Company founded/funded by Paul Allen (of Microsoft Fame)
– See original Specifications at bottom of page

Updates over previous models:

Manufacturer’s Description:
FlipStart® is a super compact, fully capable PC with the form factor that’s proven to work for mobile professionals. FlipStart has everything you expect from your laptop — familiar applications, effortless Internet connectivity, robust communications and a host of entertainment options. Its familiar clamshell design is packed with innovative features that deliver unprecedented flexibility and productivity on-the-go.

CPU: Intel Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 1.1GHz
Chipset: Intel 915GSM
Front-side Bus:
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB

Display: 5.6″ LCD
Secondary Display: 1.8″ 220×176
Resolution: 1024.x600 Wide SVGA
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Enhanced Graphics processor
Graphics Memory:
Other: VGA out on port replicator

Hard Drive Type:
Hard Drive Capacity: 30GB
Other: Shock-mounted

Wireless: 802.11 b/g
Ethernet: On port replicator
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband: Sprint EV-DO Modem

Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x speaker, Dual-microphones
Audio I/O: 3.5mm Stereo headphone/line-out
USB: 1x USB 2.0 (2x USB 2.0 on Port Replicator)
Firewire: No
PC Card: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Keyboard/Mouse: Backlit QWERTY keyboard, Touchpad, Touchstick, Jog Dial
Other: VGA Webcam, Scroll functions, comes with docking station

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business
Other Software:

Battery: Lithium Polymer
Options: Standard, Slimline
Battery Life: 3-5 hours (Standard), 1-3 hours (Slimline)

Width: 5.8 inches / 147.32 mm
Depth: 4.5 inches / 114.3 mm
Height: 1.35 – 1.6 inches / 34.29 – 40.64 mm (depending on battery)
Weight: 1.5 – 1.75 pounds / 0.68 – 0.79 kg (depending on battery)

FlipStart Reviews and Articles: – Review – July 23, 2007
jkOnTheRun a video “first look” – March 2007
PC Magazine – March 2007, 3.5 out of 5 – Overall, the Vulcan FlipStart E-1001S is a decent traveling companion, with its light weight, solid battery life, QWERTY keyboard, and built-in cellular wireless capability. Vulcan still needs to improve on certain things, such as adding upgradable RAM, more apps for the secondary display, and better accessories. After more than four years’ incubation under Paul Allen’s supervision, the FlipStart E-1001S has emerged as a very good for first version. – Information/Article – March 2007
Gallery at UMPC Portal – March 2007
Origami Portal – March 2007 – March 2007
MobileTech Review Discussion – February 2004
jkOnTheRun – March 2007 – Mentions that he Jk has one coming to him for a review.
Web Archives of site – from January 2006 – specs/info (specs have since changed).

Original Specifications:
* Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Professional operating system
* Dimensions: 5.8? x 4? x 1? (148mm x 101mm x 26mm)
* Weighs 1lb (450g)
* 1 GHz processor
* 256MB system RAM
* 30GB internal hard drive
* 3D graphics w/ 8MB video RAM
* Full-function, QWERTY thumb keyboard w/ hotkeys for commonly used commands
* 5.6? HDTV-quality display (1024 x 600)
* Lithium-ion Polymer battery (2-6 hours battery life*)
* Integrated 802.11b (11 Mbps) /g (54 Mbps) Wi-Fi
* USB 2.0 port
* Internal microphone/speaker with headphones and ear bud jacks
* Integrated 1.3MP digital camera

* Low-Power Interactive Display (LID) module
o Bluetooth®
o Wide area networking
* Ethernet (10/100Mbit)
* Support for external VGA
* NTSC TV Output
* Additional USB 2.0 ports
* DVD-CD/RW drive