VIA Technologies will unveil the new VIA NanoBook UMD (Ultra Mobile Device) Reference Design at VTF2007 on 6 June 2007 in Taipei. Here is more info on the machine:
"Designed to meet the needs of today's Mobility 2.0 lifestyle, the VIA NanoBook packs the performance, connectivity and functionality of a notebook PC into a sleek and light ultra portable clamshell form factor that weighs less than 850g.
The VIA NanoBook is powered by the ultra low voltage 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and delivers up to 5 hours of battery life. Powered by a choice of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista Basic operating systems, it comes with host of advanced features, including a full keyboard, a crisp 7" WVGA screen with touch panel, up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, and a minimum 30GB HDD, as well as 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet support, plus a DVI and two USB 2.0 ports.
To provide users with additional flexibility when they are on the move, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules.
Recognized Manufacturing Quality The VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design has been designed and manufactured in collaboration with First International Computer, Inc (FIC), a world leader in the design and production of computing and other electronics devices, ensuring world class levels of quality and reliability, rapid time to market, and a flexible response to customer needs.
VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design Weighing less than 850g and measuring just 230mm x 171mm x 29.4mm, the VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design makes all day mobile productivity and entertainment a reality with up to 5 hours of battery life.
Powered by the 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor and the VIA VX700 chipset featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP integrated graphics core, the VIA NanoBook delivers all the performance and functionality for a rich Windows and Internet experience. Despite its small size, it also comes with a complete set of productivity, multimedia, and connectivity features, including a full keyboard, a 7" WVGA screen with touch panel supporting 840x480 resolution, up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 30/60GB HDD, and a 4-in-1 card reader, as well as 802.11g WiFi and Bluetooth support, plus an Ethernet, a DVI and two USB2.0 ports plus Mic-In/Speaker-Out ports. The device supports Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
To further extend the device's functionality, the VIA NanoBook is also equipped with a USB slot next to the screen that can be configured to include a World Time Clock, GPS, DVB, VoIP or even 3G/CDMA wireless broadband modules. The standard model has a smart silver finish, though greater personalization is possible with a variety of shell colour options.
More about the product:
Full Internet Experience The NanoBook runs the same full version of Microsoft Windows XP or Vista your desktop at home does. This means you get access to the web-browser that you are familiar with and all your websites behave exactly as they would at home. Watch streaming videos on YouTube, check your e-mail, make new friends on MySpace, use the Internet how you want to. The NanoBook gives you the full Internet experience, on the go. MobilityPLUS Modules extend the devices Internet utility by offering optional Bluetooth VoIP Phone, GPS, DVB, 3G/CDMA or Clock capabilities.
Ultra Mobile Size With a bright 7" touchscreen display, full-size keyboard, touchpad, Wifi and Bluetooth, it's hard to believe the NanoBook weighs only 850 grams and is less than 30mm thick. Careful analysis of the ultra mobile device market has resulted in a device with the optimal balance of productivity with portability. The full-size keyboard allows you to type at full speed, one of the biggest requests put forth by ultra mobile users. The NanoBook's 7" screen displays video, images, and text without straining your eyes.
Long Battery Life The ultra low power consumption of the VIA Ultra Mobility Platform enables the NanoBook to extend beyond 4 hours of battery life. The NanoBook is designed for bursts of productivity sprinkled throughout your day. Its incredible battery life lets you gain access to your information when you need it, where you need it, all day long. Get away from your desk with all those peripherals and the confining shackles of the traditional wired world. Get out and enjoy the freedom of ultra mobility.
VIA Ultra Mobility Platform The VIA Ultra Mobility Platform consists of the VIA C7-M processor and the VIA VX700 chipset. No other x86 platform delivers all the portable performance you need on just 7W of power. Besides being incredibly efficient, the VIA Ultra Mobility Platform is incredibly small, through years of technological refinement VIA has reduced the footprint of the platform to enable the smallest, thinnest and longest lasting ultra mobile devices on the market.
VIA Components The VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design incorporates many of the VIA building block technologies that characterize the compact yet highly integrated specification of our platform solutions.
VIA C7?-M ULV Processor Based on the VIA CoolStream? architecture, and manufactured using IBM's 90nm SOI process, the VIA C7-M ULV processors are available at speeds from 1.0-1.5GHz with a maximum thermal design power (TDP) as low as 3.5 watts, and idle power as little as 0.1 watt ensuring unparalleled battery life. This is complemented by a low profile nanoBGA2 package measuring just 21mm x 21mm enabling designs with drastically reduced weight, size, and thickness.
VIA VX700 Mobile System Media Processor The VIA VX700 breaks new ground by enabling platforms for the smallest, coolest and lightest systems. Designed specifically for today's ultra thin'n'light notebooks and ultra mobile devices, the VIA VX700 integrates all the cutting-edge features of a modern chipset's North and South bridges into a single chip package measuring just 35mm x 35mm, generating a silicon real estate saving of over 42%.
Rich I/O Connectivity and Additional Features BlueTooth, Wifi, Ethernet capability and a 4 in-1 card reader means connecting and staying connected to the Internet and all your peripherals and devices is a breeze without the hassle of more cords and wires which further increases your ability to stay conveniently mobile. Providing additional flexibility, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules. Full native x86 compatibility ensures that the VIA NanoBook runs a complete range of Microsoft Windows and popular Linux operating systems.
The uniqueness of the VIA UMD NanaBook Reference Design is its ability to combine the best features of the UMPC world including the touch screen, long battery life and small form factor while retaining all the functionality of a full notebook, all at consumer friendly price point.
Processor 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor Chipset VIA VX700 System Media Processor (integrated North & South Bridge) Memory DDR2 SO-DIMM up to 1GB HDD 30GB (optional 60GB) LCD Panel 7" WVGA 800x400 with Touch Panel Graphics VIA UniChrome? Pro II IGP Integrated 3D/2D Graphics with shared memory up to 64MB Audio VIA Vinyl VT1708A HD Audio codec 2 speakers Networking Realtek RTL8100CL 10/100 Mbps Wireless LAN Azure Wave 802.11b/g (USB interface) Bluetooth Billionton (USB interface) I/O 4-in-1 Card Reader 1 DVI-I port 2 Hi-Speed USB2.0 ports 1 RJ45 Ethernet port Audio jacks ? 1 Mic-in audio jack ? 1 Array Microphone jack ? 1 Headphone (line out) jack Status Indicator Power On; Battery; RF (with power button); HDD; Caps Lock Battery 4 cells for up to 4.5 hours of battery life (BatteryMark 2004) Dimensions 230mm (W) x 171mm (D) x 29.4mm (H) Weight Under 850g Operating System Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and all popular Linux Support distributions Optional Accessories MobilityPLUS Modules: ? Bluetooth VoIP Phone ? GPS ? DVB ? 3G/CDMA Phone ? World Clock DVI to CRT Transfer Cable Car Adapter Leather Cover
Targeted at aggressive consumer price points, the VIA NanoBook is ideally suited to the consumer, business and education markets and versions of it will be available through leading global OEMs and SIs in the second half of 2007. For more info visit www.via.com.tw