Via NanoBook

Posted: Jun 5 2007, 1:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:11am CDT , in Notebooks and PCs


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Via NanoBook

VIA Technologies, Inc, unveils the new VIA NanoBook UMD (Ultra Mobile Device) Reference Design at VTF2007 on 6 June 2007 in Taipei.

The VIA NanoBook is powered by the ultra low voltage 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and delivers up to 5 hours of battery life.

The UMD runs either Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista Basic.
The NanoBook comes with features like full QWERTY keyboard, a 7" WVGA screen with touch panel, up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, and a minimum 30GB HDD, as well as 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet support, plus a DVI and two USB 2.0 ports. the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules.
The NanoBook weighs less than 850g and measuring 230mm x 171mm x 29.4mm.

The VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design has been designed and manufactured in collaboration with First International Computer, Inc.

Now we just need to find some company that actually will build and market the Via NanoBook. See also the new Asus Eee that was announced today at the Computex 2007. I wonder if the NanoBook can also get into the low price region the Asus Eee is targeting.

Processor 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor
Chipset VIA VX700 System Media Processor (integrated North & South Bridge)
Memory DDR2 SO-DIMM up to 1GB
HDD 30GB (optional 60GB)
LCD Panel 7" WVGA 800x400 with Touch Panel
Graphics VIA UniChrome™ Pro II IGP Integrated 3D/2D Graphics with shared memory up to 64MB
Audio VIA Vinyl VT1708A HD Audio codec
2 speakers
Networking Realtek RTL8100CL 10/100 Mbps
Wireless LAN Azure Wave 802.11b/g (USB interface)
Bluetooth Billionton (USB interface)
I/O 4-in-1 Card Reader
1 DVI-I port
2 Hi-Speed USB2.0 ports
1 RJ45 Ethernet port
Audio jacks
• 1 Mic-in audio jack
• 1 Array Microphone jack
• 1 Headphone (line out) jack
Status Indicator Power On; Battery; RF (with power button); HDD; Caps Lock
Battery 4 cells for up to 4.5 hours of battery life (BatteryMark 2004)
Dimensions 230mm (W) x 171mm (D) x 29.4mm (H)
Weight Under 850g
Operating System Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and all popular Linux
Support distributions
Optional Accessories MobilityPLUS Modules:
• Bluetooth VoIP Phone
• 3G/CDMA Phone
• World Clock
DVI to CRT Transfer Cable
Car Adapter
Leather Cover

Via the Via site.

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