VIA may have lost the battle for netbook dominance to Intel, but the chip maker is showing off some recent successes at Computex in Taipei. While the vast majority of 10 inch and smaller netbooks available today use Intel’s Atom processor, the VIA Nano processor appears to be making some headway with slightly large machines like the Samsung NC20 and Lenovo IdeaPad S12. And the company is making an even bigger splash with Chinese laptop makers putting out thin and light laptops with 12 and 13 inch dislays.
We’re talking about machines from companies with names like FlyBook, Tong Fang, and Great Wall.
All of the Nano powered laptops shown at Computex are running Windows 7. You can check out a brief video of the laptops in action at Laptop Magazine’s web site.