New Flybook ultraportable laptops

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Holbe Dialogue UK has unveiled two new Flybook ultraportable laptops – the V23i and the V33i. As well as featuring new Intel processors, the machines also feature an EDGE connection, offering up speeds approaching (but not quite) 3G on a number of GSM networks.

They’re still very small, but the internal working have been improved for 2006. The new Flybooks feature Intel’s 1.1 GHz Pentium M Processor (V33i) and the Celeron 600 MHz M Processor (V23i), replacing the old Transmeta Crusoe processor of the A33i model. The 8.9 inch wide-view TFT touchscreen uses a 64MB ATI Radeon graphics interface, and rotates to provide tablet PC functionality. 

In terms of connectivity, there is faster data connection with 54 mbps WiFi (802.11b/g) and the addition of EDGE technology boosts these speeds further. There’s 2x USB ports, 2 x FireWire, with battery life around three hours with the standard rechargeable battery. A six cell Li-Ion battery is available as an option, this increases life to six hours.

No price or date for release as yet.

Flybook website

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Dave Walker