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ECS G10IL  (Source: Pocket-lint)

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ECS shows off 11" notebook with HSDPA

ASUS made headlines around the globe earlier this week with the 8.9" Eee PC 900 at CeBIT. The second generation Eee PC improves upon its predecessor with a higher resolution screen, larger trackpad, more storage/memory and hopefully a faster/more power efficient processor.

ASUS-rival ECS is tired of letting the Eee PC hog the spotlight in the sub-$500 price range and today showed off its 11" G10IL sub-notebook. Hard specifications for the device (processor, chipsets, memory, storage capacity/type, etc.) were not revealed, but we do know that the G10IL will come with three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, VGA connection, 56k modem and built-in HSDPA 7.2.

Although it wasn't mentioned, 802.11a/g support is a given and Bluetooth connectivity is likely for the production model. As with the Eee PC 401/Eee PC 900, no optical drive is included with the ECS G10IL.

It should be interesting to see what processor platform ECS chooses to power the G10IL. The notebook appears to be pretty feature-packed for the sub-$500 price point, so one would likely point towards a VIA-based platform for cost reasons.

However, Intel's new Atom processor and Centrino Atom platform could give VIA a run for the money in pricing and power efficiency. Regardless of which processing platform ECS chooses, we'll keep you informed with the latest details.

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VIA vs. Intel (vs. AMD)
By Joz on 3/6/2008 11:26:14 AM , Rating: 0
In order of preference for what i want in my laptop:

A dual core C7-m or Isaiah (I wish :D)
C7-M or Isaiah
Core 2 Duo
Core Duo
Pentium Dual Core
Turion X2
Celeron DC
Core Solo
Pentium M

Note: VIA > ALL

RE: VIA vs. Intel (vs. AMD)
By clovell on 3/6/2008 11:30:52 AM , Rating: 2
What ever became of AMD's Bulldozer?

RE: VIA vs. Intel (vs. AMD)
By SeeManRun on 3/6/2008 11:38:36 AM , Rating: 2
That is a future product, and it is a new core that is not just designed for the mobile market.

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