Posted on Saturday, Jan 12 2008 @ 22:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Maxdata unveiled a new tiny notebook that weighs only 1kg, the Blinea s.book 1.
Powered by the 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor, the Belinea s.book 1 delivers the performance, connectivity, and functionality of a conventional notebook PC in a sleek and light form factor that provides an ideal solution for today’s increasingly mobile business users, and will be available now at qualified specialist dealers in Germany for €629, 00 net.
“We are delighted that MAXDATA is bringing the ultra mobile lifestyle to the German market with the Belinea s.book 1,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With its highly-functional yet ultra compact form factor and extended battery life, it will enable users to enjoy a rich computing and Internet experience at any place and any time.”
“The Belinea s.book 1 is an amazing sub-notebook, and we were able to achieve this size and excellent mobility through the remarkable power efficiency of the VIA C7-M ULV processor,” commented Bernd Maja, Head of Business Unit Notebooks, MAXDATA. “You can travel independently without missing the comfort of a full size notebook.”
Weighing only 1kg and measuring just 230mm x 171mm x 29.4mm, the device features a crisp 7" WVGA screen supporting 840x480 resolution, and comes with a unique removable Skype module that provides a fast and convenient way for the user to make Internet phone calls while on the go. There are also further MobilityPlus modules planned.
In addition to the 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor and the VIA VX700 chipset featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP integrated graphics core, the Belinea s.book 1 is equipped with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, and a 80GB hard drive, and supports Microsoft Windows XP. It also has a full set of connectivity features, including support for 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth and 10/100 Ethernet, as well as a DVI port, two USB 2.0 ports, and Mic-In/Speaker-Out ports.