Last week VIA and Everex presented the StepNote NC1500 notebook. It features a 15.4-inch widescreen display, WiFi and DVD burne rand is priced at only $498. It uses VIA's C7-M 1.5GHz processor and is pretty energy efficient:
With a shared commitment to developing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly products, the results of the collaborative effort is expected to aid users in reducing their overall electricity usage, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.
According to the two companies, utilization of VIA Enhanced PowerSaver technology and VIA TwinTurbo allow the laptop to dynamically transition between intermediate power states, providing users with a 20% longer battery life than comparable systems.