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ECS G10IL   (Source: ECS)
Intel's "Diamondville" processor will find a home in the ECS G10IL

DailyTech provided you with some slim details on the ECS G10IL a few weeks ago. The small, sub-notebook was spotted at CeBIT and was immediately labeled as an Eee PC 401/Eee PC 900 competitor by nearly everyone in the press.

Although specifications on the device were rather slim at the time, ECS finally spilled the beans when it comes to its latest notebook offering. As reported earlier this month, the ECS G10IL will be available with three USB 2.0 ports, 1.3MP webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, an Ethernet jack, 56k modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and HSDPA 7.2.

New details revealed by ECS today include the fact that the G10IL will be available with both 8.9" and 10.2" glossy display screens. Powering the G10IL will be a Diamondville (Intel Atom) processor coupled with the Intel 945 GSE/ICH7M northbridge/southbridge.

The sub-notebook will feature one DIMM slot which will support up to 2GB of DDR2 memory. ECS will also provide customers with the choice of traditional mobile HDDs or solid-state disks (SSDs). 4-cell and 6-cell battery options will be included -- the latter will likely come as standard equipment with the larger, 10.2" version of the G10IL.

The ECS G10IL will be available with both Windows XP and some variant of Linux when it launches later this summer.

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RE: Price
By WilsuN on 3/20/2008 1:55:51 AM , Rating: 2
I think a previous DailyTech article said "sub-$500" for the larger model. But again, Asus said under $200 before the Eee PCs came out.

RE: Price
By amanojaku on 3/20/2008 2:43:19 AM , Rating: 2
I think $500 or $600 would be appropriate for a device like this. It won't beat a desktop, but the features are awesome. For the price of a small desktop tower you get a portable workstation. That can play iTunes through an A/V sound system. If it were capable of video out I would wet myself. Seriously.

To top it off it pisses Apple off that someone else just made a smaller product than the 'air, yet more useful than the iPhone. Like usual they'll retaliate with their creatively weird $h1t and we'll have the next era of the race to build tiny supercomputers.p

RE: Price
By goku on 3/20/2008 6:38:24 AM , Rating: 1
You could always pickup a used laptop on ebay that has far more features than this or the EEPC has.

RE: Price
By Chris Peredun on 3/20/2008 8:54:25 AM , Rating: 5
You could always pickup a used laptop on ebay that has far more features than this or the EEPC has.

More weight is not necessarily a "feature."

RE: Price
By murphyslabrat on 3/23/2008 5:30:20 PM , Rating: 2
So, is a (used) Fujitsu Lifebook B3010 better than an EEE PC?

RE: Price
By tayhimself on 3/20/2008 11:07:02 AM , Rating: 2
When will these idiot trolls stop posting about how you can find a laptop with more features for less. ZOMGWTFBBQ You can has moar for cheepaar!!!

Feature checklists are not why people are interested in these laptops. And thats not to say these people like myself don't care about features either. I almost got a Macbook Air but then it was too little features for too much money and the form factor was still just meh. I am waiting for something like this and I have bought a regular Macbook for my bulky laptop.

RE: Price
By goku on 3/21/2008 5:08:33 AM , Rating: 2
The point is, you can get more for less. People such as myself don't buy apple computers because you get less and you pay more. Not to mention that these newer machines are unproven while used machines are at least "proven".

RE: Price
By Suomynona on 4/9/2008 1:31:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, just like used condoms...

RE: Price
By Cygni on 3/20/2008 11:29:27 AM , Rating: 2
You are aware that Apple is now an Intel partner, correct? Meaning they will have full access to the Atom and its technology. Which means Apple can compete in this arena if they ever feel like it.

And this is hardly a competitor for the MacBook Air. The Atom 230's performance isnt going to touch the 1.6-1.8Ghz C2D in the MacBook Air, nor was it designed to.

RE: Price
By Oregonian2 on 3/20/2008 2:44:25 PM , Rating: 2
Apple a competitor in the "good-enough but dirt cheap" category of laptop? That'd be a first!

RE: Price
By Cygni on 3/20/2008 3:51:17 PM , Rating: 2
They toyed with larger, low power Tablet style mobile devices in the past before they went with the iPhone. I wouldnt count them out of the sub-thin and light arena at all.

RE: Price
By Oregonian2 on 3/20/2008 7:49:14 PM , Rating: 2
That market isn't the subthin and light. It's the subthin, light, and dirt cheap. Still don't think Apple has been anywhere near there in a while.

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