VIA OpenBook, another laptop introduced during this crazy mini-notebook era, is the first mini-notebook to offer WiMax/EDVO/HSDPA modem embedded.
This might be “the” mini-notebook to get.
WIth a VIA C7-M ULV processor powering the laptop, the VIA OpenBook also has a 1024×600 display backed by video acceleration and HD video/audio.
Laptop Pimp’s Verdict?
This laptop is the best we’ve seen so far. Forget Eec PCs, wait for this one to get to the market then BUY IT!
The VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design offers unrivaled broadband connectivity options though two internal modules, with the first one featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional AGPS connections and the second one offering a choice of WiMAX, HSDPA, or EV-DO/W-CDMA options. In addition, the VIA OpenBook also comes with three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, and audio-in/audio-out jacks as well as a 4-in-1 card reader (SD/SDIO/MMC/MS) and a 2 mega-pixel dual-headed web camera.
The VIA OpenBook supports a wide range of operating system environments, including Microsoft Windows Vista Basic, Microsoft Windows XP, and various Linux distributions. The device features up to 2GB DDR2 DRAM and can be equipped with a choice of hard disk drive and solid state storage options.
Featuring a 4-cell 2600mA lithium-ion battery, the VIA OpenBook delivers up to three hours of battery life and measures just 240mm(W)x175mm (D) x36.2mm (H).