Pssst! Here's ECS' 'super 3G' sub-notebook
HSUPA and HSDPA built in
Mobile World Congress There's not much to say about ECS' 11in G10IL laptop other than the fact that it has built-in tri-band HSDPA and HSUPA 'super 3G' technology for downloads of up to 7.2Mb/s and 2Mb/s, respectively.
ECS' G10IL: winner
That's one reason that helped it with the GSMA's award for best pre-production mobile broadband notebook, but we snapped the laptop because we think it's a looker.
Wireless broadband Eee rival?
OK, maybe there's something of the MacBook about it, but it works for us. Feel the same way? Since the machine's not actually out yet, our instinct is to wait around until Intel's next major Centrino revamp, expected in May, for this boy to be launched properly.
What we can say is that the G10IL packs in a trio of USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet and a 56Kb/s modem. There's a VGA connector too, but no optical drive. It's almost certainly Wi-Fi enabled too and probably bundles Bluetooth as well.
That's clearly a webcam up above the display. The odd indentation to the front left of the laptop is the power key.
Even if it is the same color as a macbook, at least it doesn't have that tragic keyboard that Apple is using everywhere. It looks like it might even have the control key in the lower left (instead of function... and fc-c does not interrupt commands very well.)
Without specs or pricing I'd have to say that I'll stick with my 4 year old Fujitsu P5020D, but it could be interesting if it has a bit more power than the Eee.
I really doubt that it'd be up to the task of running OSX, so this really isn't what the Macbook Air should have been. OS X needs a fair amount of graphical power, and most small notebooks drop that to save on space and power. As well they should.
Rather light on the details! What CPU, RAM (installed and max), disk and video does it have? What OS does it ship with? What other OS will it run?
Best Pre wot-not
This is one of those made up awards right? Or an internal award that gets put on some clowns CV that means nothing to a potential empoyer bit the idiot feels great for being "Best dressed graduate employee 2004"