ECS G10IL Mini-Notebook Unveiled

_ecs-g10il.jpgElitegroup Computer Systems has officially unveiled the ECS G10IL mini-notebooks, featuring the Intel Atom “Diamondville” processor, 8.2-inch and 10.2-inch displays, and mobile broadband (HSPA) connectivity.

The “Diamondville” is Intel’s upcoming single core Atom CPU, designed for use in UMPCs, MIDs, and small laptops. In the ECS G10IL, it is accompanied by the Intel 945 GSE chipset, up to 2GB of system memory, and a hard drive or solid state drive, depending on model.

According to the press release, HSPA (HSDPA/HSUPA) mobile broadband technology, built into the G10IL allows downloads speeds of up to 7.2Mb/s for the HSDPA and 2Mb/s for the HSUPA.

The G10IL mini-laptop, which is expected to compete with the Asus Eee PC 900, MSI Wind PC, and Intel Netbook in the low cost market, also sports an embedded 1.3-megapixel web camera, three USB ports, Ethernet networking, a 56k modem, wireless LAN and Bluetooth, and a 4-in-one media card reader. The notebook runs Linux or Windows XP OS.

Pricing for the G10IL will be made public in April, while the availability date is currently unknown.


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