WiBrain B1 UMPC gets an upgrade

There is some new design features, specifically some new buttons and locations for old buttons, the keyboard is still split though. This device has a fairly amazing 4.8” WSVGA touch screen too, with a 1024×600 resolution which is pretty good for a UMPC.

It now runs a VIA C7M processor which gives it a whopping 1.2GHz clock speed, VX700 for graphics, and up to 1GB of RAM. You can get your choice of 30 or 60 gigabytes of storage as well.


Packard Bell EasyNote XS UMPC gets UK price of £349

Packard Bell’s first foray into the UMPC market (based on a VIA reference design, you may remember) has finally been fleshed out with some more information having appeared on the company website as “coming soon”.  With a street price of £349 ($710, but remember that UK price includes tax) the EasyNote XS has a 7-inch screen, 1.2GHz C7-M processor and 1GB of RAM; happy enough specs for Windows XP Home.



Palm-sized MTube Linux UMPC prototype fondled on film

Remember the cute little Linux-powered MTube UMPC prototypefrom last week?  Well, if you were having doubts that you could pack a VIA 1.0GHz CPU, 8GB of flash memory and 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen into a super-small casing, together with WiFi and WiMAX, andhave it actually work, then consider your doubts quashed; Bjorn Stronberg over at UltraMobileLife was allowed to finger the MTube for a whole minute, and of course he filmed the whole sordid experience.


MTube UMPC prototype

The Taiwan Science and Technology Advisory Group threw this together real quick just to say “hey, you could be here real soon” but it’s actually a really cool little device. It’s based on VIA hardware and has a 1GHz processor from them in it.

It only gets better from there, the 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen controls the Linux OS that it is running and commands the 8GB of internal storage. The battery life is only 4 hours, but that’s still pretty good all things considered.


VIA vm7700 VMPC

Want an all-in-one PC but have problems with the screens they offer with them? Me too, but up until now it hasn’t quite been that easy, now VIA (yes the processor and pico/micro/nano ITX board manufacturer) has your back.

No literally, they have your back and your monitor’s back as that’s where their new fanless PC mounts to. To all those people who thought the VESA mounts were next to useless, you were wrong.


VIA EPIA SN features 1.8GHz Processor

VIA has launched another mini-ITX motherboard with an integrated CPU. This one however is the fastest motherboard they have ever launched that fits in a mini-ITX footprint.

The full model name is the VIA EPIA SN18000G, and it uses the CN896 IGP chipset. That means it has integrated graphics that are DX9 compatible and can do MPEG-2 acceleration with hardware. However there is a PCIe x16 slot should you choose to upgrade to a better graphics card.


VIA Eden ULV – The 1-Watt CPU

In recent times the focus of chip makers has shifted from raw performance to a harmony between power consumption and performance. VIA has just announced the most power efficient x86 processor currently being produced.


Vostro Line is No Longer the Only Crapware Free PC’s

Wal-Mart will soon be selling the Everex IMPACT GC3502. The box includes the CPU, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Best part, it only costs $300.


VIA debuts new Mini-ITX board

If you’re in the market for a smaller-than-usual motherboard, chances are you’ll end up with a Mini-ITX board, as it is increasingly growing in popularity. VIA has several different boards based on this form-factor, and have just recently released a new one.

The VIA EPIA LT features dual-LAN and dual LVDS and comes with either a 1.5GHz or 1.0GHz processor. If you’re looking for a silent configuration, you’ll want to go with the 1.0GHz model. It has a variety of I/O ports including four (yes four) COM ports, a PCI slot and 6 USB ports.


Everex announces CE260 Ultra-Mobile Device based on VIA NanoBook UMD

Everex announces CE260 Ultra-Mobile Device based on VIA NanoBook UMD

Everex is releasing a new Ultra-Mobile device called CE260 in the United States. The CE260 is based on VIA’s NanoBook Ultra-Mobile Device reference design.

The CE260 is expected to be available during the second half of 2007 and it will have a very low starting price.

The VIA’s NanoBook Reference Design uses clamshell form factor and sports a 7-inch 840-by-480 resolution screen with touch panel. It is powered by VIA C7-M processor and weight less than 1.87 lbs. VIA claimed that the reference NanoBook have a battery life up to five hours.

NanoBook-Based Ultra Portable Laptop Coming to the U.S. [via brighthand]

VIA’s new NanoBook UMPC concept will spawn production model

Our friends over at VIA have pushed some photos our way of their latest reference design, the NanoBook ultraportable.  A sub-850g mini notebook with 7-inch WVGA 800 x 400 touchscreen and VIA’s 1.2GHz C7-M ULV power-sipping processor, it bridges the gap between UMPCs and traditional subnotebooks.



Via ship Pico-ITX micro-motherboard

We wrote about the Pico-ITX form-factor back in January, calling Via’s 100 x 72mm motherboard “the new standard” in micro computing; well, the first design to hit the shelves is the EPIA PX10000G, complete with a 1GHz C7 CPU and support for up to 1GB of SDRAM.



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