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ECS G10IL netbook gets taken for a spin


When it first hit the scene in March, the awkwardly-named ECS G10IL was just about the hottest thing going in the netbook scene. Months later it's finding itself getting shoved around by the big kids like the MSI Wind and the recently announced Lenovo S10. Still, the G10IL has plenty to offer, and Laptop Mag's word is anything to go by, this thing is a "beauty" to be reckoned with. We're not quite convinced of it from the hands-on shots, but apparently the glossy lid has inlaid silver stripes that really set the thing off. Laptop also raved about the comfy keyboard, bright 10-inch LCD and peppy Atom performance with that 1GB of RAM and XP Professional. The laptop will probably retail for $499 as configured when it arrives in September, but a Linux version for $399 should also be available if Microsoft isn't your thing.

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