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EMTEC Gdium Liberty 1000 10-Inch Matte Black Netbook GDNBL10USK006, 4 Hour Battery Life

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  • 900 MHz, 64 bits, Loongson 2F CPU by STMicroelectronics
  • 512MB DDR2 RAM
  • 16 GB G-Key removable storage. Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life.
  • 10-inch LCD screen with 1024 x 600 resolution. Slim, soft-touch keyboard, multi-finger touchpad and lightweight at 2.6 lbs
  • Linux Operating System with over 50 Open Source applications including Open Office, Evince, Firefox, Thunderbird, MSN and more
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Brand NameEmtec
Item model numberGDNBL10USK006
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H1.25 x 9.80 x 7.20 inches
Color Black/White
Processor BrandIntel
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank #30,543 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2009
  
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Great design and peace of mind, at a price you can afford: that is EMTEC's mission. EMTEC prides itself on a 70-year history of creating innovative products that embody our spirit: to capture, protect and share the most valuable moments of daily life. Whatever the technology or media, EMTEC commits to providing hassle-free, secure and stylish solutions that make technology easy to use and satisfying to the consumer. Style and attitude are part of the EMTEC brand values. Our products are not only smart - their sexy, intuitive designs reflect the modern lifestyle you choose when you make the purchase.



EMTEC Gdium Liberty 1000 with G-Key


G-Key Bootable Storage Device Stores Entire Operating System and Personal Data

The Ultimate Netbook
The EMTEC Gdium combines innovative architecture entrenched in the Open Source world, an elegant and stylish design, and added security and mobility with the exclusive G-Key storage device. Gdium is an ultraportable computer that is one of the cornerstones of a wider environment dedicated to knowledge, communication and learning.

Gdium features a Linux Operating System, over 50 Open Source applications, a removable G-Key storage device, multimedia functions including an integrated webcam, and is packaged in an , reusable file box.


Ultraportable and Affordable
The EMTEC Gdium is the ultimate mobile computer, weighing in at 2.6 pounds. The Gdium boasts a compact size (9.8 x 7.2 x 1.25 inches) while still offering a web-optimized 1024 x 600 resolution on a notable 10-inch screen. It also comes equipped with a full, comfortable keyboard and multi-finger touchpad. Unique to the Gdium is the G-Key, a bootable USB key on which the Linux operating system, applications and personal data are stored. The G-Key allows each user to store their personal information and preferences securely, without leaving a trace on the computer.

The Gdium integrates an energy efficient processor and operating system. The processor, based on MIPS-64 architecture, is provided by ST Microelectronics, a tier-one top-quality chip maker. Designed to combine performance and low energy consumption, the Gdium runs on an optimized version of Mandriva Linux, specially designed for the 64-bit processor.



EMTEC Gdium is the Ultimate Netbook, with a Linux Operating System and over 50 Open Source Applications.
Gdium comes with an intuitive, user-friendly and elegant interface that you can easily customize. Gdium is pre-loaded with over 50 Open Source applications that allow you to create, read, modify and save all your standard files in the popular and usual file formats. The application package includes an extensive variety of programs such as Firefox internet browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Evince document viewer, MSN instant messaging, The Gimp image editor, VoIP, security utilities, as well as a complete Open Office suite for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

Gdium also has a dedicated website, which features an online social networking environment and provides multimedia resources as well as educational content aimed at students. The Gdium website provides a range of communication tools and services, from e-mail to chat forums, social networking, blogs and dedicated news forums in a safe, user-friendly environment.



Features
  • 10" LCD screen
  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • Operating system: Mandriva G Linux
  • 900 MHz, 64 bits, Loongson 2F CPU by STMicroelectronics
  • 512MB DDR2 RAM
  • Removable 16 GB storage on G-Key
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Ethernet 10/100 MB/s LAN
  • Silicon Motion SM502 16 MB video chipset
  • 3 USB ports
  • SD / SDHC card reader
  • VGA output
  • Sound card
  • Speakers / Headset output
  • Microphone input
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Slim, soft touch keyboard
  • Multi-finger touchpad
  • Up to 4 hour battery life
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7.2 x 1.25 inches
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • 24 / 7 / 365 Phone Tech Support


What's in the Box
Gdium Netbook, 16 GB G-Key, Quick Start Guide, Protective G-Sleeve, Cleaning Cloth, Power Supply

Product Description

The EMTEC Gdium Liberty is the ultimate netbook. Combining innovative architecture entrenched in the Open Source world, an elegant and stylish design, and added security and mobility with the G-Key, the Gdium is an ultraportable computer that acts as a cornerstone of a wider environment dedicated to knowledge, communication and learning. Gdium features a Linux Operating System, over 50 Open Source applications, a removable G-Key storage device, multimedia functions including an integrated webcam, and is packed in an , reusable file box.

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I ended up selling it for scrap to someone that wanted it for parts.
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Tried to contact the EMTEC support the staff was not helpful three calls later they promised some manager would call me back soon and I am still waiting.
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The next day with a full battery charge, I unplugged the machine and started a slideshow to put a bit of load on the battery.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By trail on November 5, 2009
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For stability, ease of use and a good upgrade path, Linux can't be beat. My first criterion for a netbook was that it run a version of the Linux operating system. The Emtec Gdium fit the bill, so I took a closer look. Reviews gave it high marks for its usb stick based storage and good fit and finish. They panned it for sluggish performance and poor battery life. Since I was looking for a machine primarily to pick up email while traveling, I was not too concerned about the performance issues - when I am on vacation, I try not to do too much serious number crunching that would strain a processor. The battery life was more of a concern, but when I thought about it, I realized that I would usually be close to an AC outlet. The price was right, so I placed my order.

In four days, the machine was on my doorstep. I booted it up, and found an attractive and easy to use interface. Just for the heck of it, I fired up the wi-fi connection applet and it immediately located and connected to an unprotected hotspot. In minutes I was on the internet. Later I made some configuration changes to the interface, loaded some of my own files and deleted some programs that I didn't need. Like they say, even a cave man could do it.

The next day with a full battery charge, I unplugged the machine and started a slideshow to put a bit of load on the battery. Two hours later, the battery was on its last legs so I put it back on house power. The battery quickly recovered and was soon back to 100%, but still I was a bit disappointed at its lack of endurance.

I showed the machine to a friend who is a dyed in the wool Apple user, and she noted how much nicer and sleeker the Gdium looked compared to most netbooks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael G. Moore on June 29, 2011
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The Packaging, fit and finish are excellent, perhaps the best I have seen for a plastic product.

Interoperability for data is good. I was able to transfer a 1 Mb .doc file to the G-Key from a windows computer and read it with the Gdium and Open Office, and save edits back for re-reading by Microsoft Word. (Anyway the newest versions of Office will read the native format of the software on the Gdium)

As soon as an internet connection is established, email and news feeds pop right up in small windows at the bottom of the screen. Nice as well as convenient. The email client is set up by clicking an icon on the normally displayed desktop, and it has a special setup for gmail. The Chat button opens Pidgin which is pretty universal, capable of connecting to most chats, from MSN Network and AOL to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and even SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) Internet calls are handled by Ekiga, a solid piece of free software that works. All good so far.

Moving from the G tab to the World symbol which has the subtitle SURF when you hover it, we find some future hopefulness. All the buttons work, but the one labeled Online Videos connects to Youtube, and lo and behold, you Need Flashplayer 9 or later to watch them. Unfortunately, as with most proprietary software, you cannot use it except for the platforms for which it is written, and it isn't written for this processor. You can see the video offerings just out of reach but you cannot play them. I suppose the designers are hoping that Adobe will see its way to compiling a version of Flashplayer for the MIPS processor, but I am guessing Adobe uses Microsoft tools to do its compilations, so I would not expect anything this century.

The LEARN TAB works well.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan S Kasten on March 5, 2011
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There's no substitute for running Linux on hardware made just for Linux.

If you want to run PC softare, buy a PC. If you want to run FOSS, this is it. Nice build quality. Rock solid stability. The boot manager is more flexible than to just use the included G-Key.
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