Packard Bell, one of the leading consumer electronics brands in Europe, announced today
the launch of its new EasyNote XS, a 7-inch notebook which combines advanced portability with a full featured PC running Windows XP Home Edition. This ultra-portable laptop comes with everything you can expect from a notebook this size, built-in Wi-Fi, VGA webcam, stereo speakers, built-in 4-in-1 memory card reader, two USB 2.0 connectors, up to 1024 MB of RAM, 30 GB hard drive and VIA processor, (sorry no optical drive):
"VIA is extremely pleased to have Packard Bell choose our VIA C7-M Ultra Mobile Platform as the core of the EasyNote XS” says Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Packard Bell customers are sure to appreciate the extended productivity and creativity enabled by the small form factor and the long battery life."
This 30mm thin laptop supposedly will have a 3 hour battery life, which is not really spectacular, but hopefully the price will be tentative. Although there is no official word on availability yet, the EasyNote XS should make the European market by the end of this year.