EMTEC Gdium Liberty 1000

Manufacturer: EMTEC
Operating System: Mandriva G-Linux
Display: 10" LCD (1024x600)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.8" x 7.2" x 1.2"
Weight: 2.6 lbs
Processor: 0.9 GHz Loongson 2F
Memory: 512 MB DDR2
Storage: 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)
Battery life: 4 hours
WLAN: WiFi 802.11b/g
LAN: 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
Colors: Matte Black
Input Devices: Keyboard, Touchpad, Microphone, Video Camera
Connectivity: USB, SD Card reader

The Gdium Liberty 1000 is an elegant and stylish netbook manufactured by French company EMTEC with focus on security and mobility. The Gdium will only power up when the G-Key is locked in, which is a removable USB key that contains the operating system, applications and user data.

Gdium Liberty 1000 ships with a 900 Mhz 64bits Loongson 2F CPU by STMicroelectronics, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 16 GB flash G-Key, 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 for the G-Key), SD HC card reader, 1 VGA output, sound card, Silicon Motion SM502 video card with 16 MB RAM, 10/100Mbs Ethernet (RJ45), and WIFI 802.11 b/g.

The Gdium Liberty has a 10" LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, integrated speakers and microphone, a built-in web camera, an extended keyboard and up to 4 hour of battery life.

The Gdium netbook runs Mandriva G-Linux, a GNU/Linux distribution optimized for MIPS, and comes with more than 50 open source applications, including OpenOffice.org, Firefox, Thunderbird, ClamAV, Spam Assassin, The Gimp, and Scribus.

One aspect where the Gdium stands out is the One Laptop Per Hacker program geared towards software developers, human interface designers, graphical artists, sound designers, translators, and hardware tinkerers who want to contribute to improving and optimizing the OS, the human interface, and the education centric application stack.

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