updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed August 13, 2008
Raon's dual-CPU notebook
Korea's UMPC maker Raon Digital on Tuesday unveiled what's claimed as the first ever dual-core mini notebook, the Everun Note. The small notebook uses an unusual, low-power version of AMD's Turion 64 X2 dual-core chip rated at 1.2GHz. The Everun Note's 7-inch LCD is good for 1024x600 resolution, and its graphics are handled by an ATI-branded RS690E integrated chipset with 64MB of dedicated memory and enough performance with enough visual performance to handle external display resolutions up to 1920x1200.
Raon's first notebook will come with a 60GB 1.8-inch HDD as standard, with a 12GB SSD as an option. Either will be pre-loaded with Windows XP Home. Built-in features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth with EDR support and 802.11g Wi-Fi. An SD/MMC card slot is integrated into the front panel, while a mini PCI Express card slot, USIM card slot for cellular data, and a pair of full-size USB ports allow peripherals to be added and functionality expanded. The Everun Note's battery life is rated at a relatively low 2.5 hours.
The Everun Note is expected to start shipping early in September in Raon's home market of Korea as well as to North America. Costs aren't known, though rumors have circulated of an estimated $800 price point. [via AVING]