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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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New craze is getting good
By sgtdisturbed47 on 3/20/2008 6:27:31 AM , Rating: 2
When they first arrived, I thought the Eee PC was junk, and so did many other people. Not enough power to do a whole lot with, it was looked at like just a palm pilot. Now that there is steady competition, we are seeing more functional micro laptops, with cool features that would keep any geek happy.

I suspect that further down the line we will start seeing these micro laptops with optical drives, once they can make one small enough. That's a huge lacking feature in my opinion.

Bluetooth, wifi, modem, multiple USB, multi-card reader, and Windows XP would make this out to be one nice little laptop. I would like to see how the Intel Atom processor does as well. With all these features in such a small device, it's apparent that computing on the go is about to become much easier, and though the screens can be pretty small and a bit hard to look at, I expect even smaller units within the next year or so. Maybe a mini computer capable of running XP (fully) with wifi internet, bluetooth, Ethernet and modem, USB, eSATA, audio and video out, all in a pocket-sized package? Looks like we're getting really close. Maybe one day a computer that just folds up and fits into your wallet? Who knows!?

By Chris Peredun on 3/20/2008 9:13:20 AM , Rating: 2
I would like to see how the Intel Atom processor does as well.

A German site (Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ) ran SuperPI on the single-core 1.6GHz Atom, and it nestled in just below the Celeron M 900.

Consider that not only was this a single-threaded benchmark (the Atom has hyper-threading) but it's FPU-intensive, which isn't friendly to the in-order-execution Atom.

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