COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 We are happy to bring you a truly world exclusive of GeCube's Eee PC competitor.
We have heard rumors about it the news for a month or two but nothing official. We can tell you that GeCube was planning a 10.4-inch model that didn't go to plan and instead they are reverting to a 10.2-inch model that will be OEM'ed out too anyone interested.
Inside said system is going to reside a VIA C7-D processor running at 1.6GHz (so not the new Nano but newer models probably will), Internal 64KB - L1 & 128KB - L2 cache memory and 400MHz FSB. It will be outfitted with DDR2 533 512 MB RAM with an additional single SODIMM slot expansion to 1024MB if required.
As far as the all important screen goes, it will be capable of a resolution of 1024 x 600. An 80GB 2.5" SATA hard will be packed in along with two speakers that output Intel HD audio. Included in the mix is 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11g wireless, a triplet of USB 2.0 ports.
As far as dimensions go, it comes in at 275mm (Width) x 188mm (Height) x 32mm (Depth) and weighs in at 1.5KG. It will come with gOS installed but it also supports Windows XP if you want it.
Can it compete at the same level as the ASUS Eee PC? That remains to be seen and price will be a big factor, which we weren't told about yet but we do look forward to getting one in for some full testing.
We would have honestly preferred to see GeCube wait a little and go with either an Atom, Nano or Tegra chip but it was a race against the clock before Computex begin nevertheless we are going to pay super close attention to GeCube to see what they come out with from now on.
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