CTL IL1 Netbook $50 Cheaper Than Eee PC, Has Better Specs

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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.

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

MEMORY

1GB SO-DIMM

200 Pin Socketx1

200-pin socket x 1

VIDEO

7" LCD, 800x480

Embedded Graphics

Color LCD TFT, LED Backlight

Dual Display Support through 15 Pin D-Sub out

STORAGE

4GB Solid State Flash Drive

Supports boot from Card Reader and USB

2USB Ports

USB2.0 Interface for external storage

WIRELESS LAN

WI-FI 802.11 B/G

Mini Card form factor, single antenna

AUDIO

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

Other

Integrated Camera

30FPS @640x480, .03M

Integrated Microphone

[CTL]

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DISCUSSION

Brookespeed
Brookespeed

I don't mind the small screen like what appears to be many bezel-haters. But I'd like to see that space filled with something like some tiny devices that can be charged through it like a bare-bones cell phone, 1g mp3 player or at least some tiny picture frames for passport photos of your family. Something! Modular is where it's at and that's just wasted real estate.