Elonex launches Windows CE powered smartbook

elonex smartbookElonex has been making low cost netbooks and ultraportable computers for about as long as anyone (which is to say, for about a year or two). The company’s Elonex One netbook was the first to sell for under £100 in the UK. Now Elonex is showing a new breed of mini-laptops with ARM-based processors and Windows CE.

The Elonex Smartbook has a 7 inch screen, 2 USB ports, a flash card reader, and audio jacks. It comes with a USB to Ethernet adapter, since the tiny netbook doesn’t have room for a full sized Ethernet port.

Netbook Italia spotted the Elonex Smartbook at the IFA trade show in Berlin last week. The company was also showing off its latest Elonex WebBook, which is a 10 inch netbook with a VIA processor, as well as a prototype for a new netbook that would have an integrated TV tuner.

  • Lindsay

    These guys just don't get it. A windows CE device around the same size as the old Jornada 720/728 (but thinner) with a 6 inch widescreen and wifi & bluetooth would be much better than something that just looks like another netbook. Wht would anyone buy one of these and not a netbook? – The Sharp Netwalker comes close but runs Ubuntu (which is good anyway really!)

    Something that fits in my pocket that runs CE and is a clamshell device is what I want – Is there anyone listiening????

    Nuff said…

  • toddma

    “The company’s Elonex One netbook was the first to sell for under £100 in the UK. ” This is great, can't wait to see what else they will be offering with the device, perhaps some accessories to entice consumers over more expensive models? Will be following this over at http://www.smartbook.asia

  • hormel

    Nice spam link.

  • John

    Totally agree…

    Give me tegra with firefox and HD video in a Sigmarion 3 case with 6 or 7″ widescreen…

    Job done

    John

  • John
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  • Lindsay

    Had a Sig 3. Good machine just a bit too Japanese even with the language conversion. Glad to see someone agrees with me!

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  • John

    Strange as mine has no Japanese left at all…

    Was it maybe an early version of the language conversion?

    Just want something a bit more powerfull with good video and web and a tegra version of Sig3 – slightly slimer with 6 or 7″ screen would be amazing. Although at least Sig3 can manage 800×480 DIVX and XVID at 25fps at a bit rate good enough to look crisp (thanks to the ATI Imageon gpu).

    Funny enough you can increase speed of sig3 loads by moving all files onto SD, Dll's for installed software (adding a loader path to make it look for dll's on SD as well as win dir), Program files all on SD, so apart from ATI updated drivers and MUI I have nothing in ram (even deleted pixel browser and added english version on SD in place of it and updated to english versions of the PIM apps).

    Just want enough power and larger screen to make it more useable on larger more complicated sites and not require me to compress videos to lower bit rates. Also the tegra should allow me to more quickly do some quick JPG edditing / cropping etc while out and about….

    Please can some company take notice and fill the huge gap in the market where a smartbook would be perfect as it can handle a smaller battery without giving short life.

  • ricord

    It would be very useful with Skyfire browser and AA cells !!!

  • toddma

    Few places are reporting this souce, but I've been watching all the news come in over at http://www.smartbook.asia

  • John

    Yeah,

    I have been thinking it would be great if skyfire could make a CE build of their browser. The have WM and it already supports 800×480 so it should just be a case of throwing the source for WM through for CE instead. It would be even better if they could complie for CE .net 4.1 and higher.

    John

  • John

    Yeah,

    I have been thinking it would be great if skyfire could make a CE build of their browser. The have WM and it already supports 800×480 so it should just be a case of throwing the source for WM through for CE instead. It would be even better if they could complie for CE .net 4.1 and higher.

    John

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