By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Hercules ne Linux A8 powered eCAFE netbook is all what we where waiting for!
I never owned or really been interested in a Netbook, but Hercules new eCAFE EX HD may just change this forever! Powered by an ARM Cortex A8 CPU capable of 720p Video playback, the eCAFE EX HD features a nice 13h of, according to Hercules, real use battery life with a 10” LED Backlight display (1024×600), 512MB of RAM, 8/16GB of flash memory and the usual WiFi/Ethernet Combo.
The eCAFE EX HD will be available in the US around April 21 at $229 in its 8GB version and $269 in its 16Gb version.
Today, new mobile devices are part of everyday life and users have come to appreciate the advantages they offer: smartphones for their small size and immediacy, pocket multimedia players for their entertainment value, and netbooks for their comfort of use. With its two new eCAFÉ models, Hercules has incorporated all of these features, and even taken things a step further…
More than just a standard netbook, eCAFÉ™ is proud to be different >>
The Slim HD model offers a 10-inch screen and all the essential connectors (3 USB ports, an Ethernet port, headphone and microphone connectors and a card reader), but weighs in at just 1.9 lbs. Plus, it is extremely slim – only .8” thick.
The EX HD model features 13 hours of battery life in real use conditions* and makes it simple for users to watch videos on their television thanks to the HDMI port and multimedia touch controls. It is also incredibly compact: at 1.1” thick and 2.4 lbs., it is one of the slimmest models on the market.
The eCAFÉ™ Slim HD and EX HD are ultra-mobile entertainment devices that smoothly play 720p HD videos, while allowing users to enjoy all of their favorite Internet activities as well email, web surfing, social networks, online shopping, and more.
Designed for everyday use >>
Both new eCAFÉ™ models offer instant readiness, eCAFÉ™ wakes up from standby mode in just 4 seconds, giving more flexibility of use – even on short trips or breaks.
The eCAFÉ™ is highly intuitive: applications are grouped by theme (Internet, multimedia, games, office software etc.).
It comes bundled with essential applications such as a full office suite (compatible with Microsoft® Office), an audio player and music management, a video player compatible with most formats (avi, divx, mpeg2, xvid, h264, mkv, mov, and more), and even an instant messaging system (compatible with Windows® Live, Yahoo®, AIM®, Google® Talk, etc.).
Managing social networking accounts, including Facebook®, Twitter® and Flickr® (among others) is now easier than ever, thanks to an application which groups them all together so that you don’t miss any of the latest news.
The exclusive eCAFÉ™ Sync application lets you connect your eCAFÉ™ to your main computer (Windows®, Linux or Mac OS X) via the included mini-USB cable, allowing you to transfer files quickly and easily when needed.
A strong identity: that’s eCAFÉ™ >>
Hercules has broken with tradition and introduced its own design statement. The screen folds into the body, providing even greater protection for your netbook. The compact, super-slender design makes it easy to slip into bags of all shapes and sizes. The LEDs and backlit multimedia touch controls are located on the edges of the device, as are all ports and connectors, making them easily accessible. The chiclet keyboard with flat, separated keys and 10-inch, high-brightness LED screen make the eCAFÉ™ comfortable to use, even for long periods of time.
The eCAFÉ’s™ identity is also reflected in terms of the technology it employs: its optimized and low power consumption processor allows it to combine energy management with efficient everyday use. It doesn’t heat up and because it has no fan, it is especially quiet. Flash storage makes it perfectly suited to mobile use, thanks to fast and efficient data access and greater shock resistance.