I’m starting to think Sascha from Eee PC News.de has too many mini-laptops on his hands. OK, there’s really no such thing. But Sascha got a chance to stop by VIA headquarters in Taipei and snapped more than a dozen photos of a new VIA Openbook prototype. It’s the one on the far left int he image above (the other computers are an Eee PC 900, Eee PC 901, and HP Mini-Note).
As you can see, the Openbook reference design is similar in size and shape to the other mini-notebooks. It’s got what looks like a fairly narrow touchpad, but it does at least have two distinct buttons for right and left clicking.
The computer’s got three USB ports, an Ethernet Jack, and a VGA output. And up close and personal, it looks a whole lot slicker than VIA’s current Nanobook reference design.