Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Via OpenBook unveiled, specs and video


Open-source hardware... Main thing is that this one could enable us to get more/less options if we need.

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8.9 inch 1024 x 600 screen
VIA C7-M ULV processor @ 1.6GHz
DDR2 up to 2GB
2.5” 80GB+ HDD
Wireless Broadband Connectivity Modules:
Base Module Option 1: Bluetooth + 802.11b/g WiFi
Base Module Option 2: AGPS + 802.11b/g WiFi + AGPS
Module 2 Options: WiMAX or HSDPA or EV-DO/W-CDMA
10/100/1000 Mb/s Network Controller
Touchpad & Full Keyboard
1-2MP dual headed webcam
VGAx1, USB 2.0 x3
4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/SDIO/MMC/MS)
4-Cell, 2600mA Lithium-Ion Battery ( 3 hours )
Weight: 1kg
240 mm x 175mm x 28(front)/36.2(rear)mm

Windows Vista® Home Basic
Windows XP
Ubuntu, Suse, G/OS

Only touch screen and SSD options are missing from the list...

Pricing is said to be ULCPC range, availability is still unknown.

As it's a reference design for others to sell, you will see it with different logos from many OEMs and ODMs. Everex got the early start at CTIA 2008.

Details, News and Links for OpenBook

VIAOpenBook.com






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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why still analog VGA?

JKK said...

It's not actually still..

.. their old nanobook design has DVI out and this new one doesn't..

..I guess customers wanted vga more.

Anonymous said...

Needs to incorporated the OLPC power saving technology... 20 hour E-reader, Dual mode LCD... long battery, low power use option.

Mobile = long battery use for the light weight processing needs of the mobile user, road warrior, bring it to the coffee sport, or for the student who will need it for an 8 hour class day (class time and homework usage needs).

Oh - also jkk's touch screen too (but with the Moblin, Maemo, Ubuntu Mobile platform and not the XP as Microsoft will not allow touch screen with these devices and have XP on at the same time)!

Anonymous said...

Yes! This needs to have the screen type that the OLPC XO has. Why would you need a backlight if this thing is going to be outside walking around with you? Shouldn't we have the option of NO backlight at all?

Men in White said...

A lot of the OLPC tech is patented and can only be used under license, if at all, which I guess could stack up the price on something trying to compete in the ULPC range.

I still wish someone will bring touchscreen to the OpenBook.

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JKK said...

No more olpc stuff anonymous.

Ones is ok but no more.

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