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VIA and Everex Launch World’s Most Energy Efficient Notebook

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  1. Tim S

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    Taipei, Taiwan, 26 October 2006 – VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and Everex Systems, Inc., a world leader in the design and production of personal computers, today unveiled the StepNote NC1500 notebook: the first Everex notebook to make use of the advanced VIA C7®-M processor.

    Employing a 15.4” widescreen display with DiamondBrite Technology, built-in wireless LAN and DVD burner, the US$498 computer utilizes the VIA C7-M processor to provide ultra-low power consumption, advanced security features and 1.5GHz performance at a mere 12W peak power.

    “Teaming up with VIA, Everex has been able to create an exciting new category of energy efficient portable computers,” stated John Lin, Vice President of Sales for Everex. “Unlike products which rely on costly, power hungry processors or potentially hazardous batteries, the ground-breaking design of the NC1500 provides consumers with a true, no-compromise alternative.”

    With a shared commitment to developing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly products, the results of the collaborative effort is expected to aid users in reducing their overall electricity usage, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership. According to the two organizations, utilization of VIA Enhanced PowerSaver™ technology and VIA TwinTurbo™ allow the laptop to dynamically transition between intermediate power states, providing users with 20% longer battery life then comparable systems.

    “The latest notebook from Everex embodies the ‘Simply Mobile’ spirit of the VIA C7-M processor in enabling truly portable computing,” commented Epan Wu, Deputy Director of CPU Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With the best performance-per-watt operation in the industry and innovative features such as Enhanced PowerSaver technology and the PadLock Security Engine, we’re confident that the NC1500 will be a front runner in a market yearning for robust mobile solutions.”

    In addition to the model NC1500, Everex offers consumers a full line of desktop and notebook computers, available in over 2,900 Wal-Mart locations throughout the US.

    StepNote NC1500 Key Features
    • Processor: 1.5GHz VIA C7- M processor
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
    • Graphics: VIA UniChrome™ Pro with Chromotion CE Video Display Engine
    • Memory: 512MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Slots)
    • Hard Disk Drive: 60GB, 4200 PATA
    • Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Support
    • Display: 15.4” TFT , 1280 x 800 (WXGA) with DiamondBrite Technology
    • LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
    • Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g
    • I/O: (1) DB 15-Pin VGA, (3) USB 2.0 ports, (1) RJ45, (1) RJ-11, (1) Headphone/Line Out, (1) Microphone/ Line In
    • Battery: Lithium Ion
    • Dimensions: 14.1” x 10.7” x 0.9 – 1.5” (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 5.3lbs
    • UPC: 853031001405
    • MSRP: $498.00
    *Specifications may be subject to change

    To learn more about Everex and the new NC1500, visit www.everex.com/nc1500/. For information regarding the VIA C7®-M processor, see:

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/c7-m/

    About Everex
    Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Fremont, California, Everex Systems, Inc. has established itself as a world leader in the personal computer industry. From award-winning designs to an ongoing dedication to quality, Everex remains committed to providing consumers with the latest available technologies at the lowest possible cost of ownership, all without sacrificing workmanship, service or support. For the latest information on Everex, visit www.everex.com

    About VIA Technologies, Inc.
    VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
     
  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Loooks nice, $450 from Tigerdirect.

    I want it in the UK tho, any ideas on timeframe Tim?
     
  3. Tim S

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    trying to find out - awaiting response. :)
     
  4. koola

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    lol, a la DELL :p
     
  5. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    12w does that include screen? if so I am very impresed
     
  6. modster

    modster What's a Dremel?

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    how good is that cpu?
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Probably the equivalent of a pentium M 1.5GHZ
     
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    I seriously doubt it is. Would be nice to test one though, TR might in time
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I think its the CPU which runs at 12W
     
  10. modster

    modster What's a Dremel?

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    i will buy it as long as the cpu is not extremely slow
     
  11. Tim S

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    I finally got a response on this - it won't be sold in the UK. :(
     
  12. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    You have to be f-ing kidding me? Any reason why?
     
  13. Evenge

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    hmm, hopefully I'm able to buy it here in Finland
     
  14. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a VIA C3 1GHz in one of my PC's, it is said to be somewhat around the speed of 700MHz P3 (If I recall correctly) of course, I dont know if the same goes for the C7.
     
  15. Tim S

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    I didn't get a reason. :blah:
     

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