The Eee PC will be facing quite a competitorECS' G10IL sub-notebook has been spotted during the CeBIT show, but as reported, the main hardware specifications were not disclosed. The newest and the handsomest ultra-mobile PC from Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) finally got its technical specifications public, and it seems that ECS is trying to leave the cheap UMPC market behind.
We have previously reported that the G10IL will come with USB 2.0 ports, 1.3MP integrated webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, an Ethernet RJ-45 connector, 56k built-in modem, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, tri-band HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA connectivity (also known as "Super 3G"). The new broadband technology would allow users to reach downloads speeds of up to 7.2Mb/s for the HSDPA and 2Mb/s for the HSUPA.
However, according to the specifications revealed by ECS, the G10IL will be available in two form factors, with both 8.9- and 10.2-inch glossy, backlit LCD display screens, fueled by Intel's integrated 945 GSE graphics chip.
The notebook will come with Intel's upcoming Atom processor (previously known as Diamondville), and with the Intel 945 GSE and ICH7M northbridge, respectively southbridge chips. The company did not disclose the actual CPU core frequency for the G10IL ultra-mobile PC, as this aspect is probably not final yet.
ECS' newest notebook will feature a single DIMM slot, which means that the machine can be rigged with maximum 2 GB of system RAM on a single module. The ECS G10IL will be available in both hard-disk drive and solid-state drive versions, but there is no information about the premium price of the latter. Also, the users will be able to choose between 4-cell and 6-cell battery packs for the 8.9-inch version, while the 10.2-incher will be equipped with the 6-cell pack by default.
The ECS G10IL is slated for availability later this summer and will come in both Linux and Windows XP flavors.