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VIA NanoBook
ManufacturerVIA Technologies, Inc.
Everex's CloudBook is based on NanoBook design.
An Astone UMPC with a mobile phone beside it to provide scale.

The NanoBook is an ultra-mobile PC reference design by VIA Technologies, Inc.[1] It has a clamshell form factor, a 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen display, and a full-size keyboard. It weighs less than 850g (approximately 1.87 lb) and has a claimed battery life of up to 4.5 hours. It is based on the VIA VX700 chipset, featuring the VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP integrated graphics and powered by the 1.2-GHz VIA C7-M ultra low voltage processor. It includes up to 1GB DDR2 memory, a minimum 30-GB hard drive, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet support, as well as a 4-in-1 card reader, a DVI port and two USB 2.0 ports.

The company's press release stated that, "[to] provide users with additional flexibility when they are on the move, the VIA NanoBook also features a USB slot next to the screen that will enable the snap-in integration of a variety of World Time Clock/Calendar, GPS, VOIP, and broadband wireless modules."[2]

The NanoBook was "targeted at aggressive consumer price points", and was available starting in the second half of 2007 through global OEMs and SIs.[2]


Overview of the VIA NanoBook UMD reference design specification from VIA's web site:[1]

Netbooks Nanobook-based

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  1. ^ a b "VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design". VIA Technologies, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2007-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "VIA to Define Mobility 2.0 with Revolutionary New VIA NanoBook UMD Reference Design" (Press release). VIA Technologies, Inc. 2007-06-05. Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-08-03.