ECS G10L to have business-focus. 3G Options. U.S. availability in Sept. Laptop Magazine Interview.

Updated on 09 July 2008 by

ECS_G10IL_2As Joanna mentions in her article at Laptop Magazine, it takes a lot to stand out in the netbook market right now. Yesterday I went through my own thoughts on the top netbook devices and had to leave out the Dell E, Gigabyte M912X and ECS G10L. In the last 24-hours we’ve had the final specs and EU pricing for the M912X and see that its differentiating itself with the addition of a hi-res touchscreen, ExpressCard slot and large HDD. Today, we have the information that the ECS G10L will try and differentiate itself by having two screen sizes and 3G options. On first glance, it looks like a copy of the Dell and Acer strategy. Even MSI will have a second screen-size soon but there’s something else that’s significant here.

ECS are a contract manufacturer and can offer mobile data carriers their own branded editions. With Linpus Lite as the OS (their second OS win along with the Acer Aspire) carriers can put their brand on the OS and even get some control of the application build. The big differentiator with the G10L is probably not in the specifications but in the final-product package. Expect it to be subsidised heavily to get people into their second 2-year carrier contract and expect it to be marketed heavily too.

Laptop magazine have interviewed ECS and provide some new information about pricing, availability and territorial builds. Its an interesting read.

Laptop Magazine. Interview with ECS vice president of sales, Henry Kwan.

More details and links for the ECS G10L.

More from us. (No silly ads.)

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Reader says:

    You went through your list of various netbooks and found that they really overlap each other (size and features). I agreed with your current leader picks.

    However, do you have any news regarding one that jkkmobile was excited about (and ready to fly to Asia to get one) with a dual power AMD processor? see:
    http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/06/follow-up-on-new-amd-umpc-at-computex.html

    and this follow up to that:
    http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-amd-umpc-confirmed-to-be-raon.html

    Any news from the manufacturer about this little laptop (I personally don’t like touch pads all that much and having just the touch screen and not having touch pad at all, with maybe a larger keyboard on still a smaller more pocket sized device is something that many might want, as it is a step better than the slider keyboard, but maybe just maybe small enough to be in the same class of pocket sized device that the N810, Gigabyte, and others might be in as well)?

    If it came with really long battery life and direct sunlight viewable dual mode LCD (like the OLPC) it would beat all the others for what many of us a really looking for! The size, the touch screen, it might be perfect?

  2. Anonymous Reader says:

    This one below might be perfect. Have you any news about it?

    http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-amd-umpc-confirmed-to-be-raon.html

    If it had the same screen as OLPC to save power, and had very long battery life, then it might be what many are looking for?

    Since it was not mentioned in your reviews and wrap ups over the past few days, I was wondering if you have contacts that might be able to get you some development news on this?

  3. chippy says:

    I have news coming down the line for this. Hold tight!

Search UMPCPortal

Top Ultra Mobile PCs

Recommended Reading

GPD Pocket 2
7.0" Intel Core m3-8100Y
Viliv S5
4.8" Intel Atom (Silverthorne)
GPD Win 2
6.0" Intel m3 7Y30
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
Archos 9
9.0" Intel Atom Z510
Microsoft Surface Go
10.0" Intel Pentium 4415Y
HP Chromebook 11 G3
11.6" Intel Celeron N2830
Lenovo ThinkPad P40
14.0" Intel Core i7 5500U
Lenovo IdeaPad A10
10.1" ARM Cortex A9 (Dual-Core)
Samsung Galaxy Book 12
12.0" Intel Core i5 7200U