Astone UMPC to compete with Asus Eee PC

Yet another player is off the shelves — a 7 inch Astone UMPC was just spotted in stores, selling for Php19,500.

The ultra-portable laptop was displayed side by side with an Asus Eee PC 701 in an Octagon store at Mall of Asia.

Astone Laptop

Astone UMPC

The CPU is a Via C7-M which could be between 1.5 – 2.0 GHz. Default 1 GB memory, a 30GB hard disk drive, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, and WiFi. No pre-installed OS though.

With specs much better than that of Asus in almost all aspect (esp. that 30GB HDD), Astone may be on the way to a big hit.

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  • If only they maxed the screen size at 8.9 inches as well.

  • That’s a mighty small touchpad.

  • Thats nice, very nice.. 🙂

  • Sana pinakita rin dito ang specs comparison between Asus Eee PC v.s. this Astone. Together with the price.

  • Nice pics!

  • You can use LinPus which, theoretically, should also supports the model’s touchscreen functionality by default.

  • pugadpc

    astone and everex both have same oem (cloudbook), in terms of support, it doesnt even have a website..touch screen is problematic, screen size is so small and touch pad is also small…

    i doubt if the bat life could last even up to 3hrs, in short specs is over rated.

    i’d rather have an eeepc though..but there are better players in the market now..Red Fox, Blue, MSI upcoming, acer one

  • Don Q

    got this on ecmix.com
    ASTONE UMPC & ASUS EEE PC 4G BASIC SPECS COMPARISON
    Legend:
    (+) : ASTONE UMPC
    (-) : ASUS EEE PC 4G

    Processor
    (+) VIA C7-M ULV 1.2Ghz (FSB400) on-board
    (-) Intel Celeron M 0.96Ghz CPU

    Chipset
    (+) VIA VX700
    (-) Intel 910

    Graphics
    (+) integrated in VIA VX700
    (-) integrated in Intel 910

    Audio
    (+) VT1708A, with 2 internal 1.5W built-in speaker
    (-) Intel 910 with internal stereo speakers

    Memory (RAM)
    (+) 1GB DDR 667
    (-) 512MB to 1GB

    Hard Disc
    (+) 30GB to 60GB 1.8″ IDE
    (-) 4GB, 8GB SSD (Solid State Disc)

    Monitor
    (+) 7-inch Touch Screen LCD with Handwriting Capability
    (-) 7-inch LCD

    WiFi
    (+) Yes
    (-) Yes

    LAN
    (+) Yes
    (-) Yes

    Bluetooth
    (+) Yes, Built-In
    (-) None

    Modem
    (+) None
    (-) Built-in 56kbps Modem

    I/O
    (+) DVi-I, 2x USB, mic-in/Array Mic, Headphone out/Line-out, RJ45
    (-) 3x USB, VGA Out, Headphone Out, Mic In

    Webcam
    (+) built-in
    (-) built-in

    Card Reader
    (+) Yes, 4-in-1 (for SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro)
    (-) Yes, for SD Card

    Dimensions
    (+) 9.1″ x 6.7″ x 1.16″
    (-) 8.9″ x 6.5″ x 0.82″ x 1.37″

    Weight
    (+) 0.97 Kg.
    (-) 0.92 Kg.

    Operating System
    (+) Pre-Installed Windows XP Pro SP2
    (-) Linux

    Battery
    (+) 4-cell 2200mAh (up to 5 hours life)
    (-) 4 Cells Battery, 5200mAh (up to 3.5 hours life)

  • Rodel A. Delos Santos

    I bought a Astone UMPC unit at PC Corner Vira Mall Greenhills last Feb. 11, 2009, unfortunately laging sira ang unit ko for the past 10months 3 times ko na binalik sa PC Corner until now di pa rin nila magawa. 15 of my officemates bought the same units and 10 of them returned their unit for repairs… i dont belive in the service and the quality of ASTONE UMPC unit … madaling masira at very low ang quality… i already filed a complaint with DTI for these kind of laptop