May 19, 2009 at 9:38 am
Touchscreen netbooks are set to become much more commonplace as we move into the second half of the year, coinciding with the launch of Windows 7. Up until now, the two main netbook brands who offer net tablets (or convertible netbooks if you prefer), are Gigabyte with the T1028 and Asus with its Eee PC T91 and T101, due to launch shortly.
Now, Chinese manufacturer, Fujiyama has announced five netbooks on its website and three of these are touchscreen models. It has launched them under the E-PC brand (crafty!) The only netbook in convertible tablet format is the E-PC E-1001 which has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 600) touch screen.
Its specs are your typical N270 Atom CPU, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD. Other features include a 1.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), 4-in-1 card reader, three USB ports, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 4-cell battery. It will also include an Express Card slot, which you don’t find in too many netbooks.
The specs for the other two touchscreen models, E-1003 and E-1005, are exactly the same as far as I can tell, therefore there must be aesthetic differences between the two. These two do not feature the swivelling hinge seen on the E-1001. More details should be forthcoming during Computex Taipei early next month.
Fujiyama E-PC E-1001 / E-1003 / E-1005 Technical Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom Processor N270 1.6GHz
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset+ICH7M
OS: Windows XP Home Edition（Licence）
Hard disk Capacity: 2.5” 160GB SATA 5400rpm(Samsung)
Memory: 1GB SO-DIMM*1(Max 2GB)
Screen: 10.2″ TOUCH TFT-LCD WXGA 1024*600
Camera: Built in 1.3M pixels camera
LAN: Ethernet 10/100BASE-T
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, 502.16 optional)
I/O Port: USB*3,Mic-in,Earphone-out,D-Sub,RJ45,Express Card,4-in-1 card reader（SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro),DC-in.
Audio: Speaker 1.5 watt*2
Bluetooth: Built-in V2.1+DER
Battery: Li-ion 4 cells, 4500mAh
Warranty: One year