With fast growing popularity of netbook products, more and more manufacturers are jumping into the affordable and ultralight netbook arena. EMTEC today unveiled the Gdium, an ultra-portable and affordable netbook computer at CES. Here is more info on this netbook:
The EMTEC Gdium is the ultimate mobile computer, weighing in at 2.6 pounds. The Gdium boasts a compact size (9.8 x 7.2 x 1.25 inches), while still offering a web-optimized 1024 x 600 resolution on a notable 10-inch screen. It also comes equipped with a full, comfortable keyboard.
The software application package included with Gdium is based entirely on Open Source software. It includes an extensive variety of programs: Firefox internet browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, instant messaging, VoIP, blog editor, audio/video players and security utilities, as well as a complete Open Office suite of applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
The Gdium integrates an energy efficient processor and operating system. The processor, based on MIPS-64 architecture, is provided by ST Microelectronics, a tier-one top-quality chip maker. Designed to combine performance and low energy consumption, the Gdium runs on a dedicated and optimized version of Mandriva Linux OS, specially designed for the 64-bit processor.
Unique to the Gdium is the G-Key, a bootable USB key on which the Linux operating system, applications and personal data are stored. The G-Key allows each user to store their personal information and preferences securely, without leaving a trace on the computer.
* LCD screen 10" * Resolution 1024 x 600 * Mandriva G-Linux * CPU 900 Mhz 64bits Loongson?„? 2F by STMicroelectronics * RAM 512MB DDR2 * Removable storage 8 or 16GB Flash G-Key * WIFI 802.11 b/g * 3 USB 2.0 ports (one used for the GKEY) * SD/ SD HC card reader * One VGA output * Sound card * Video card Silicon Motion SM502, 16 MB RAM * Ethernet RJ45 - 10/100Mbs LAN * Speakers / microphone * Webcam * Multi-finger touchpad * Extended keyboard * 4 hour autonomy * Dimensions 250 x 182 x 32mm (1.2kg)