ECS G10L in Europe by Oct. Look for Carrier branding.

Posted on 24 June 2008 by

ECS, the people that made one of the first Origami UMPCs, the Tablet Kiosk i7209, will be bringing their netbook to the European market via a different route to many of the other big netbook brands. An article in PC World today describes how the ECS G10L will include a 3G module and that deals with carriers in Europe have already been made.

The high-end ‘G-series’ model includes a 6-cell battery, a 10.2" screen, Windows XP, an 80GB drive and will cost $500. It’s not clear if this is the cost to the reseller or the RRP. Either way, end-users are likely to be encouraged to buy a data contract which will subsidise the cost depending on the data plan. We say, expect sub 300 Euro prices and the possibility of subsidies taking the price down below 100 Euro.

ECS also said in the interview that a smaller-screened ‘J-Series’ version will also be produced.

More details and news links available on the G10L product page.

4 Comments For This Post

  1. StuartLittle says:

    The 3G module is an HSUPA module: GTM380

    http://www.option.com/news/detail05.cfm?newsitemgroup_id=646

    http://www.option.com/docs/datasheets/GTM380.pdf

  2. Will says:

    I’m surprised that more mobile carriers haven’t done this. Fit the netbook with a 3G module and give it away for FREE by having the customer sign up to a 24-month 30-40€ limited (say 5GB/month) data plan.

  3. Tamoor Abbasi says:

    ECS belongs to Taiwan right? What about this beauty being available in Asian Markets and carries around here… Also, any word on 10.2″ display’s resolution!!!

  4. DieHappy says:

    Sounds good. They didn’t made much hype around this “elitgroup’s gone 0il”, but this still seems to be a good deal.

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