Ultraportables or netbooks as Intel is wont to call them, are officially a dime a dozen now, but an upcoming model, the IL1 from CTL (who's making the Classmate 2) looks like it might shake up the market, at least a bit, if being the cheapest thing around is the bottom line. A 1GHz Via processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB SSD or 60GB HDD plus an SD card reader, with Linux or Windows XP. The screen's Eee-sized, an LED-backlit 7-inch LCD, all for "less than $350." It's also got less of a kiddie or toy-look to it than either the Classmate or Eee PC, which might be a selling point for suits. Full stat smatter below.

Via C7-M 1000MhZ Processor
Bios: 1MB Flash Rom
Via VX800U Chipset
ACPI 2.0 Power Management



200 Pin Socketx1

200-pin socket x 1


7" LCD, 800x480

Embedded Graphics

Color LCD TFT, LED Backlight

Dual Display Support through 15 Pin D-Sub out


4GB Solid State Flash Drive

Supports boot from Card Reader and USB

2USB Ports

USB2.0 Interface for external storage


WI-FI 802.11 B/G

Mini Card form factor, single antenna


Integrated Mono Microphone

Microphone in and Line out

2 integrated 1-watt speakers

I/O Ports

2 USB 2.0 Ports

1x RJ-45 10/100 LAN

56K Modem

1/8" External microphone-in jack

1/8" External headphone jack

3-in-1 SD/MMC Memory Card Reader

Operating System

Microsoft Windows XP Ready

Supports Linux

Dimensions & Power

Size: 9.6"W x 6.8" x 1.7"

Weight: 2.6 LBS

4-cell Li-Ion Battery

Approx 4.5 Hours Typical Usage


Integrated Camera

30FPS @640x480, .03M

Integrated Microphone