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10″ Gdium Netbook sports a Dragon chip

The Gdium Netbook is a little different from all the other UMPCs out there. That’s because it’s not using any of the usual Intel Celeron/Atom or Via C7M processor but a relatively new one called Loongson 2F CPU.

gdium netbook

The Loongson series (also known as the Godson or Dragon chip) is a 32/64-bit architecture of general CPUs developed at CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences). The primary purpose of the chip is to run localized Chinese versions of Linux, with emphasis on Chinese character support.


In the Gdium’s case, they’ll be running Mandriva Linux (Mandrake). The CPU is 900Mhz at 64-bit with 512MB of DDR2 RAM. The 10-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 1028×600 pixels.

gdium laptop

Another unique feature of the Gdium is the storage — the G-Key, a Linux “bootable” USB key, boots up up the laptop and stores all information at 8GB and 16GB. Additional storage will come in the form of the 32GB SDHC or the USB extension.

There’s WiFi 802.11 b/g, webcam, multipoint touchpad, a battery that can last up to 4 hours and will come in many colors from pink, blue to white and black. Weighs 1.1kg.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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6 Responses

  1. Lyle, RN says:

    How about the price and performance?

  2. flor says:

    Please give us price info and suppliers… thanks!

  3. This is also interesting. Generally, as long as it can YouTube fine at full screen and lasts at least 4 hours, then it’s a good buy. I mean, HP’s Mini-note struggles with YouTube despite the higher price tag, if only they decided to wait for VIA Nano instead.

  4. Jay says:

    sorry Gdium you failed to win my interest.


    “This is also interesting”

    tell me you’re lying kind sir.

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