VIA OpenBook: Laptop Design Released As Open Source Project

Via Technologies released the hardware design for a low-cost laptop with WiMAX support under an open-source license. The designed released as the actual raw CAD files under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license which is a brilliant first step that clearly and legally allows others to emergently build upon VIA’s open innovation. This laptop will provide alternative to Asus EEE laptop computer:

Via Hardware Specifications

  • Processor: 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor
  • FSB: 800MHz
  • Chipset: VIA VX800
  • Memory: DDR2 SO-DIMM up to 2GB
  • HDD: 80GB Hard-Disk or above
  • LCD Panel: 8.9″ WVGA 1024X600 LED screen
  • Graphics: VIA Chrome9 HC3 DX9 3D engine with shared system memory up to 256MB
  • Video Decoding: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1 and DiVX video decoding acceleration
  • Audio: Realtek HD Audio codec, 2 speakers
  • Networking: 10/100/1000 Mb/s Broadcom Giga NIC Ethernet Solution
  • Wireless: Broadcom 802.11b/g or GCT 802.16e
  • 2in1 (WiFI+ Blue Tooth) default module
  • 3in1 (AGPS+WiFI+ Blue Tooth) upgrade module

OpenBook Video


(Video 01: Why Via OpenBook?)


Other features

  • I/O: 4 in 1 embedded card reader
  • 1 D-Sub Port
  • 3 x USB (Ver. 2.0 Type A Port)
  • 1 Mic-in audio jack
  • 1 Headphone out
  • Webcam: 2.01 megapixel dual headed rotary CCD camera
  • Dimension: 240(W)x175(D)mm
  • Thickness: 36.2(H)mm ( at battery)
  • Weight: Under 1kg
  • Operating System Support: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and all popular Linux distributions.
  • Status Indicators Power on, battery and HDD LEDs
  • Battery: 4 Cells, 2600ma
  • Options: USB interface DVD Dual RW
  • Leather Cover

For further information visit the official via open book website.

🐧 Get the latest tutorials on Linux, Open Source & DevOps via RSS feed or Weekly email newsletter.

🐧 0 comments... add one

CategoryList of Unix and Linux commands
Disk space analyzersdf duf ncdu pydf
File Managementcat cp mkdir tree
FirewallAlpine Awall CentOS 8 OpenSUSE RHEL 8 Ubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Modern utilitiesbat exa
Network UtilitiesNetHogs dig host ip nmap
OpenVPNCentOS 7 CentOS 8 Debian 10 Debian 8/9 Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu 20.04
Package Managerapk apt
Processes Managementbg chroot cron disown fg glances gtop jobs killall kill pidof pstree pwdx time vtop
Searchingag grep whereis which
User Informationgroups id lastcomm last lid/libuser-lid logname members users whoami who w
WireGuard VPNAlpine CentOS 8 Debian 10 Firewall Ubuntu 20.04
0 comments… add one

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Use HTML <pre>...</pre> for code samples. Still have questions? Post it on our forum