VIA OpenBook

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VIA OpenBook
DeveloperVIA Technologies
Release dateMay 27, 2008 (2008-05-27)

VIA OpenBook is a laptop reference design from VIA Technologies, announced in 2008.[1] The laptop case design was released as open source.[2]


VIA OpenBook reference design CAD visualisation


  • Dimensions: 24.0w x 17.5d x 3.62h cm (at battery), (9.45w x 6.89d x 1.43h in)
  • Weight: under 1 kg

Processor, memory[edit]

Networking, wireless[edit]

  • Networking: 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Broadcom Giga NIC Ethernet
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g Broadcom or 802.16e GCT
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, EV-DO /W-CDMA, HSDPA, GPS options.


  • Screen: LED 8.9" WVGA 1024 x 600
  • Graphics: VIA Chrome9 HC3 DX9 3D engine with shared system memory up to 256 MB
  • Card reader: 4-in-1 embedded
  • USB: 3 x (Ver. 2.0 Type A Port)
  • Audio: Realtek HD audio codec, 2 speakers
  • Audio jacks: 1 microphone-in, 1 headphone out
  • Camera: CCD 2.01 megapixel, dual-headed rotary


  • Battery: 4 cell

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Via releases laptop design as open source". Computerworld. May 27, 2008. Sumner Lemon.
  2. ^ "Mini laptop has open-source case". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. May 27, 2008.