Averatec releases 1100 series ultra-small laptops

By Justin Mann on June 14, 2006, 8:35 PM
Notebooks, like PCs, have huge variations in the brands and types available, leaving you tons of room to choose when it comes to selecting a portable PC. One complain I hear from many is that no matter how compact the laptop gets, it's just too big for them to carry around but a PDA doesn't provide the functionality they need. A recent release from Averatec brings the Ultra-portable 1100 Series, which aims to make the laptop powerful, but as tiny as possible. Based on the ultra-low-voltage model of the Pentium M processor, it's only a tiny 10.6 in width and yet still managers to deliver a 1200x800 display, wireless a/b/g, USB/firewire/etc and all other standard laptop faire, and weighs in at a mere 3.4 pounds(though lighter models are available). It's compact size and low power components also give it a very impressive battery life at 5 hours, possible 5.5 or 6 with a high-capacity battery.

Overall, it's a great set of machines to look at if you're unimpressed by laptops trying to be replacement desktops, and with a pricetag of only $1349 it defeats just about all other ultra-small laptops in the money department.




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DragonMaster said:
[quote]it's only a tiny 10.6 in width and yet still managers to deliver a 1200x800 display,[/quote]$$ ???[quote]and with a pricetag of only $1349 it defeats just about all other ultra-small laptops in the money department.[/quote]$$ ??? Not that much. Might be because they use Pentium M and older Wi-Fi and graphic chipset. Anyways, it comes with a GB of RAM and 80GBs of space for that price.
canadian said:
Pfft, thats huge. I cant remember the name, or brand, but wow. In the city, at Staples, they has this small black laptop, just, wow. The screen must have been like, 5". It was about 4cm thick. It was small.
Phantasm66 said:
Those are pretty sweet. OK, the specs are not going to set the world on fire, but that's not the point - its portable, light and has good battery life. Cheap too. I am thinking of getting one.
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