EMTEC, formerly BASF, has announced an ultra-portable notebook model. Described as “the ultimate mobile computer” the device weighs 2.6 pounds and boasts a compact size (9.8 x 7.2 x 1.25 inches) and 10-inch screen capable of offering a resolution of 1024 x 600.
“The Gdium netbook offering is unique to the marketplace,” said Chris Mack, EVP Sales & Marketing, EMTEC, North America. “The revolutionary new design and the unique synchronization feature of the G-Key separate Gdium from the rest of the pack. With a sub-$400 retail price point, we believe EMTEC will become a key player in the netbook market.”
The software included with Gdium are all Open Source software. It includes an extensive variety of programs: Firefox internet browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, instant messaging, VoIP, blog editor, audio/video players and security utilities, as well as a complete Open Office suite of applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.