Gdium Liberty 1000 – Linux Netbook with removable SSD


Here’s an interesting take on the Netbook, the new Gdium Liberty 1000, from Emtec, which features a removable SSD.

Gdium Liberty 1000

The Gdium Liberty 1000, comes with a choice of either an 8GB or 16GB removable SSD USB key, which they call the G-Key.

Gdium Liberty 1000

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.

Gdium Liberty 1000

The Gdium Liberty 1000 runs Linux , and comes with a bunch of open source apps including FireFox, Open Office, Thunderbird and lots more.

Gdium Liberty 1000

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
  • Webcam
  • 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.

Gdium via Crave