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VIA Defines Mobility 2.0 With New NanoBook UMD Reference Design

VIA Technologies unveils the new VIA NanoBook UMD (Ultra Mobile Device) Reference Design at VTF2007 on 6 June 2007 in Taipei. The VIA NanoBook packs the performance, connectivity and functionality of a notebook PC into a sleek and light ultra portable clamshell form factor that weighs less than 850g and measures 230mm x 171mm x 29.4mm.

The VIA NanoBook is powered by the ultra low voltage 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor and the VIA VX700 chipset featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP integrated graphics core. It delivers up to 5 hours of battery life. Powered by a choice of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista Basic operating systems, it comes with a full keyboard, a 7" WVGA screen with touch panel supporting 840x480 resolution, up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 30/60GB HDD, and a 4-in-1 card reader, as well as 802.11g WiFi and Bluetooth support, plus an Ethernet, a DVI and two USB2.0 ports plus Mic-In/Speaker-Out ports.

To provide users with additional flexibility when they are on the move, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules.

The VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design has been designed and manufactured in collaboration with First International Computer (FIC).

The design has been adopted as the basis for the forthcoming EasyNote XS from Packard Bell, one of the leading PC brands in the European market.

Weighing less than 850g and , the VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design makes all day mobile productivity and entertainment a reality with up to 5 hours of battery life.

The standard model has a smart silver finish, though greater personalization is possible with a variety of shell colour options. Targeted at aggressive consumer price points, the VIA NanoBook will be available in the second half of 2007.

Processor 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor
Chipset VIA VX700 System Media Processor (integrated North & South Bridge)
Memory DDR2 SO-DIMM up to 1GB
HDD 30GB (optional 60GB)
LCD Panel 7" WVGA with Touch Panel
Graphics VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP Integrated 3D/2D Graphics with shared memory up to 64MB
Audio VIA Vinyl VT1708A HD Audio codec, 2 speakers
Networking Realtek RTL8100CL 10/100 Mbps
Wireless LAN Azure Wave 802.11b/g (USB interface)
Bluetooth Billionton (USB interface)
I/O 4-in-1 Card Reader
1 x DVI-I port
2 x Hi-Speed USB2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 Ethernet port
1 x Mic-in audio jack
1 x Array Microphone jack
1 x Headphone (line out) jack
Status Indicator Power On, Battery, RF (with power button), HDD, Caps Lock
Battery 4-cell for up to 4.5 hours of battery life (BatteryMark 2004)
Dimensions 230mm (W) x 171mm (D) x 29.4mm (H)
Weight Under 850g
Operating System Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and all popular Linux
Support distributions
Optional Accessories MobilityPLUS Modules: Bluetooth VoIP Phone, GPS, DVB, 3G/CDMA Phone, World Clock, DVI to CRT Transfer Cable, Car Adapter, Leather Cover

Source: VIA Technologies

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