Dr. Mobile introduces 11.6-inch Freestyle 1300n

May 12, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Dr. Mobile Freestyle 1300nTaiwanese manufacturer, Dr. Mobile, has introduced a new netbook into its portfolio with the 11.6-inch Freestyle 1300n. The 1300n comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution display, powered by a VIA Nano 1.3GHz CPU. The whole thing is less than 1-inch in thickness and weighs 1.3kg (2.9lbs).

The 1300n has a maximum RAM limit of 4GB which should be more than enough to run Vista Basic or XP. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, card reader and a webcam. It will be interesting to see how the 1300n fares against the Acer Aspire One 751 which comes with the Intel Atom chipset.

VIA’s “How To Be Mobile” blog has taken a look at the Dr. Mobile FreeStyle 1300n and we’ve included their hands-on video after the break. The video suggests that the 1300n will make an appearance at Computex Taipei in June.

The netbook can be customised with different colours and finishes available. There is no indication of pricing right now, but the 1300n is expected to launch next month. Watch the video for more insight, but bear in mind that it is sponsored by VIA, so they will naturally be bullish about the 1300n. Also check out who have some comparison pictures against the Samsung NC10.

Technical specifications for Dr. Mobile FreeStyle 1300n:

    VIA Nano 1.3GHz Processor
    VIA VX800 Chipset
    Windows XP® / Vista® Home Basic OS
    11.6″ WXGA (WXGA, 1366×768)
    DDR2 up to 4GB (2GBx2)
    SATA 2.5” HDD/SSD
    USB 2.0 x3, Touchpad
    FreeStyle 1300nWebcam 1.3M x1
    LAN (10/100/1000)
    Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
    Bluetooth (EDR2.0, DUN, PAN, A2DP + AVRCP)
    Embedded mini PCIe device options
    - WiMAX
    3600~3800mA Li-Polymer Battery
    SD/SDHC/MMC Card Reader
    281mm(L) x 198mm(W)
    25mm thick
    <1.3Kg Weight.

Via Slashgear.


One Response to “Dr. Mobile introduces 11.6-inch Freestyle 1300n”

  1. Thomas said:
    May 13th, 2009 8:47 PM

    I really think the 12″ size is perfect for a “netbook”. It’s still small but the keyboard is much more usable compared to 9″ and 10″ models and the screen does not feel too tiny.

    Though I would like to run Linux and I’m a bit concerned about how the drivers perform for this VIA chipset. Specifically the video drivers where as I understand it there is no fully functioning driver (yet).

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