Malata Canoe Lake laptop

Intel introduced a reference design for thin and light fanless computers last year called Canoe Lake. But while Intel showed off the platform at events in June and November, no PC makers ever brought anything looking like a Canoe Lake laptop to market… until now.

Malata is showing off an upcoming netbook at Computex in Taiwan, and it’s pretty much ripped straight from Intel’s Canoe Lake playbook — with one key difference. The Canoe Lake platform was designed to work with Intel’s Pine Trail chips, but Malata plans to use a next-generation Cedar Trail chip in its netbook.

That means the laptop will have an Atom N2600 or N2800 processor instead of an Atom N550 chip. The netbook also features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 16GB or 32GB solid state disk, up to 2GB of RAM, and Windows 7 operating system. The netbook measures just about 0.7 inches at its thickest point.

Malata is a Chinese device maker that sells some items under its own brand name and partners with other companies as an ODM (Original Device Manufacturer) to sell products under different names. I doubt this model will come to the US anytime soon, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility.

You can find a few hands-on videos after the break from jkkmobile and Netbook News.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,502 other subscribers

3 replies on “Malata to sell super-thin netbook based on Intel’s Canoe Lake reference design”

  1. I totally agree, 11.6 inch should be the minimum size and 1280×800 the minimum resolution.

  2. I don’t see the point of a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. Who’d want that really?  Fine it proves the concept, but the retail device would be better served with a 11.6″ (1366×768).

    1. People may be served better by a larger screen but one of the points of netbooks for most people is to be as mobile as possible, while still being able to use the system comfortably.

      So while 11.6″ and larger may be better, most people are willing to compromise to go as small as they can.  Some people even prefer going smaller than 10″ as well.

      But of course everyone is different and that’s why they sell a range of sizes to choose from.

Comments are closed.