Here’s an interesting take on the Netbook, the new Gdium Liberty 1000, from Emtec, which features a removable SSD.
The Gdium Liberty 1000, comes with a choice of either an 8GB or 16GB removable SSD USB key, which they call the G-Key.
This certainly would make it easier to upgrade your storage in the future, when they release larger sizes, and definitely makes your data more secure as the G-Key is bootable, so when it is unplugged nobody will be able to access the netbook.
The Gdium Liberty 1000 runs Linux , and comes with a bunch of open source apps including FireFox, Open Office, Thunderbird and lots more.
It features a 10 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, has 512MB of RAM and 900 MHz processor, there is also built in WiFi and Ethernet.
Here’s the full specs.
- LCD screen 10″
- Resolution 1024 x 600
- Mandriva G-Linux
- CPU 900 Mhz 64bits Loongson™ 2F by STMicroelectronics
- RAM 512MB DDR2
- Removable storage 8 or 16GB Flash G-Key
- WIFI 802.11 b/g
- 3 USB 2.0 ports (one used for the GKEY)
- SD/ SD HC card reader
- One VGA output
- Sound card
- Video card Silicon Motion SM502, 16 MB RAM
- Ethernet RJ45 – 10/100Mbs LAN
- Speakers / microphone
- Multi-finger touchpad
- Extended keyboard
- 4 hour autonomy
- Dimensions 250 x 182 x 32mm (1.2kg)
The Gdium Liberty 1000 will go on sale for around $400.