Zoostorm launches ‘Freedom’ netbook

March 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Zoostorm has announced its latest netbook, dubbed Freedom. The netbook has an 8.9-inch LED backlight display with a resolution of 1024×600 and is powered by the capable 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom CPU. However some may see the 512MB RAM (1GB supported) and 8GB SSD storage as a bit measly.

The unit’s chassis comes with a metallic glossy finish and weighs only 0.9kg. It certainly looks sleek although given the weight it would have been more desirable if it had been slightly thinner (3.4cm thickness). Other features include an integrated webcam (0.3 MP), WiFi (including ‘n’ capability), card reader and three USB 2.0 ports. Its 4-cell 4400-mAh battery should give around 4.5 hours of run time.

It does come competitively priced though. Just having a look at a few of the retailers in the UK shows that the unit can be had for as little as £219.99 from Argos or £229.99 from Amazon. Click thorough for a full list of specifications.

Technical Specifications

    Processor – Intel® Atom Processor N270, 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512K L2 Cache
    Chipset – Intel® 945 GSE Chipset + ICH-7M
    FSB – 533 MHz
    BIOS – EFI based BIOS, 1 MB
    Operating System – Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    System Memory – 512 MB DDR2 667 MHz (1 x So-DIMM slot, Max. 1GB)
    Display Size – 8.9″ TFT LCD, WSVGA 1024×600 (LED Backlight)
    Graphics – Integrated Intel® Gen 3.5 Integrated 133 MHz GFX core with 64MB Shared Video Memory
    Storage – 8 GB SSD Nand Flash
    Communications – Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, 10/100 Ethernet
    Security – System Boot/HDD Password, BIOS Password, Kensington Lock
    Keyboard – UK Edition, 77Key, 9 Function Keys + Windows Function keys
    Pointing Device – Touchpad with Left/Right click buttons and Horizontal/Vertical Scroll Function
    Expansion Slots – 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC), 2 x PCI Express Mini Card
    Audio – Intel® High Definition Audio, Stereo output, 2 x 1W speakers
    Internal Mic – On board Analogue Microphone
    I/O Ports – 1 x Mic in, 1 x Headphone out, 1 x RJ-45 (Ethernet), 3 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x VGA DB 15-pin (External Monitor), 1 x DC- in (AC/DC adapter)
    Built-in Web Camera – 0.3m megapixel
    Battery – Li-Ion, 4Cell (2S2P), 4400 mAh
    Battery Life – 4.5 hours
    AC/DC Adapter – DC 36W 12V / AC 110V~240V 50/60 Hz
    Weight – 0.9 kg
    Dimensions (W x D x H) – 22.5cm(W) x 17.0cm(D) x 2cm~3.38cm(H)
    Warranty – 12 months return to base and technical helpline support


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