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King Yun Electronics is a Chinese company with a netbook to sell. Not  to you, but to any distributor interesting in picking up the brand. The company is pushing three netbook models under the Green Life name at CES.

G 400: This one features an Ingenic MIPS based 366MHz CPU, a 7 inch display, and 1 or 2GB of storage space. It has an SD card slot, supports 802.11a/b WiFi connections, and has 3 USB 1.1 ports. That’s right, USB 1.1. It has just 128MB of RAM, sports integrated 2D graphics, and runs a custom version of Linux. The netbook  measures 8.7″ x 6″ x 1.2″ and weighs in at just under 1.5 pounds.

This netbook bears a striking resemblance to the machine produced by Exon Technology which is sold under the 3K Razorbook, Bestlink Alpha 400, and dozens of other names. But the King Yung reps I spoke with say this is their own machine that was designed in house. The Linux interface does look a bit different from the software I’d seen on similar netbooks. But it’s possible that this mini-laptop was built around the Exon reference design and then King Yung put their own custom software on it.

You can check out a video showing the user interface after the jump. There’s also information on the other two Green Life netbooks. So click the read more link already, would you?


G 500: This version also has a 7 inch display, but it’s a bit more powerful, with a 533MHz Freescale iMx31 ARM-based CPU, 128MB to 256MB of RAM, integrated 3D graphics, and a choice of Linux or Windows CE. The G 500 comes with 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of flash memory. And it sports 3 USB 2.0 slots as well as an 802.11a/b adaptor and an MMC/SD/SDHC card slot.

The measurements on the spec sheet are exactly the same as those on the G 400, which is funny because this model looks just a bit chunkier. That could be an optical illusion though, since the G 500 has rounded edges that actually make the laptop look a little more toy-like than the G 400.

G  800: The final model is the only netbook in the bunch with an x86 processor, which means it’s the only version that’s capable of running Windows. The company is still making it available with the same Linux distribution found on the other models though. 

This netbook comes with either a 7 inch or 8.9 inch display. The former has an 800 x 480 pixel display resolution while the later has a 16:9 display resolution of 1024 x 576. The processor is described as an 800MHz x86 SoC and the netbook can have up to 512MB of RAM and 1GB to 8GB of solid state storage. You also get XGI Volari Z9s graphics with 64MB of DRAM, a VGA output, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and SDHC card reader, and 802.11a/b/g support.

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4 replies on “Green Life netbooks from King Yung Electronics – Video”

  1. “G 400: This one features an Ingenic MIPS based 366MHz CPU”
    which makes me think the proc in it may be a jz4740.

    unlike the jz4730 which runs @ 335mhz, you will find in the other mipsbooks

    besides some color changes on the outside, fiddled with the interface a bit, same exact machine.

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