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VIA NanoBook
ManufacturerVIA Technologies, Inc.
Everex's CloudBook is based on NanoBook design.
An Astone UMPC with a mobile phone beside it to provide scale.

The NanoBook was an ultra-mobile PC reference design by VIA Technologies, Inc introduced in 2007.[1] It had a clamshell form factor, a 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen display, and a full-size keyboard. It weighed less than 850 g (approximately 1.87 lb) and had a claimed battery life of up to 4.5 hours. It was based on the VIA VX700 chipset, featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP integrated graphics and powered by the 1.2-GHz VIA C7-M ultra low voltage processor. It included up to 1 GB DDR2 memory, a minimum 30-GB hard drive, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet support, as well as a 4-in-1 card reader, a DVI port and two USB 2.0 ports.

The company's press release stated that, "[t]o provide users with additional flexibility when they are on the move, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules."[2]

The NanoBook was "[t]argeted at aggressive consumer price points", and is expected to be available starting in the second half of 2007 through global OEMs and SIs.[2]


Overview of the VIA NanoBook UMD reference design specification from VIA's web site:[1]

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz VIA C7-M ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) Processor
  • Chipset: VIA VX700 System Media Processor (integrated North & South Bridge)
  • Memory: DDR2 SO-DIMM up to 1 GB
  • 30-GB HDD
  • Display: 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen TFT LCD
  • Graphics: VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP Integrated 3D/2D Graphics with shared memory up to 64 MB
  • Audio: VIA Vinyl VT1708A HD Audio codec; 2 speakers
  • Networking:
    • Ethernet: Realtek RTL8100CL 10/100 Mbit/s
    • Wireless LAN: Azure Wave 802.11b/g (USB interface)
    • Bluetooth: Billionton (USB interface)
  • I/O:
    • 4-in-1 Card Reader
    • 1× DVI-I port
    • 2× Hi-Speed USB2.0 ports
    • 1× RJ45 Ethernet port
    • Audio jacks:
      • 1× Mic-in audio jack
      • 1× Array Microphone jack
      • 1× Headphone (line out) jack
  • Status Indicator: Power On; Battery; RF (with power button); HDD; Caps Lock
  • Battery: 4 cells for up to 4.5 hours of battery life (BatteryMark 2004)
  • Dimensions: 230 mm (W) × 171 mm (D) × 29.4 mm (H)
  • Weight: Under 850 g
  • Operating System Support: Supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and all popular Linux distributions

Netbooks Nanobook-based[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design". VIA Technologies, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "VIA to Define Mobility 2.0 with Revolutionary New VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design" (Press release). VIA Technologies, Inc. 2007-06-05. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-08-03.

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