ECS G10IL netbook to land in U.S. in September


There has not been much noise about the ECS G10IL since Taiwan-based EliteGroup Computer Systems (ECS) announced it back in March. But an interview with ECS vice president of sales Henry Kwan by Laptop Magazine revealed some new details about this competitor to the Asus Eee PC and MSI Wind.

Kwan revealed that ECS will offer the G10IL in the U.S starting in September but it will be marketed under a different name yet to be revealed. While ECS offers both 8.9- and 10-inch versions, it looks like only the latter will hit North American shores. Linpus Lite 9.4 Linux models will come with an 8GB SSD while Windows XP models will come with an 80GB hard drive. Both variants will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and come with three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet and modem jacks, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 4-in-1 card reader and an integrated 1.3MP camera. There will be options for up to 2GB RAM and ECS hopes to include a six-cell battery that will get 5 hours of battery life.

Prices will start at USD$399. More expensive configurations will offer EDGE, HSUPA, and HSPDA mobile broadband connectivity options.

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