VIA NanoBook UMD: Big PDA or Tiny Laptop?

At first I thought this lady just had a big ol’ pair of man hands, but turns out the VIA NanoBook UMD only measures 1.2×6.7×9 inches. The 1.87-pound notebook is a reference design manufactured in collaboration with First International Computer, Inc (FIC) and has been adopted by Packard Bell to appear in European markets as the EasyNote XS. It’s currently being shown off at Computex 2007.

Powered by a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor and backed by up to 1GB DDR2 memory and either a 30GB or 60GB hard drive, the little laptop can squeeze out up to 5 hours of battery life of Microsoft Windows XP or Vista Basic excitement.

There’s a full keyboard with what has got to be the smallest touchpad I’ve ever seen, a 7-inch WVGA screen, built-in 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet support, plus a DVI and two USB 2.0 ports. And apparently next to the screen there is a USB slot for a variety of add-on modules such as a world time clock and calendar, GPS receiver, VoIP, and broadband wireless. (I’m assuming that one of the modules is the monochrome thing next to the color screen.)

Hey look! It closes. And you can put your hand on top of it to show scale.
The standard model has a silver finish, though a variety of chassis color options are possible.There are much many more details and a couple more pictures at the link below.

VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design [product site]