|Screen Size||10 inches|
|RAM||512 MB ddr2|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G|
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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I bought this I meant for it to help me with unix operations at work, but the operating system wasn't at all like any system I had ever worked on. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by Tara
Had a very bad experience with this product. Bought it and the battery wouldn't charge, had to request a replacement. Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by lalarukh
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