Tuesday, June 2nd 2009

VIA Nano Processor and S3 Chrome 435 ULP Power New Tongfong Thin and Light Notebook

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of the VIA Nano processor platform by Tongfong, one of China's leading notebook providers, for their new Tongfong S30A 13.3" thin and light notebook.

The Tongfong S30A includes the high performance yet power efficient 64-bit 1.3GHz+ VIA Nano U2250 processor coupled with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics for an HD video proficient, DirectX 10.1 certified notebook. HD audio and an HDMI port ensure that Tongfong customers will be able to enjoy rich media content in its finest form.

"VIA is delighted that Tongfong has selected the VIA Nano processor for their new Tongfong S30A," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With its advanced processing performance, DX10.1 graphics support, and stylish 13.3" design, the Tongfong S30A sets a new standard for the fast growing thin and light notebook segment in the China market."

"The Tongfong S30A provides the perfect blend of high-fashion design, leading-edge multimedia features, and excellent battery life," commented Tongfong's Vice President and General Manager of their Computer Group, Mr. Li Jianhang. "It will enable Chinese consumers to not only enjoy an outstanding thin and light notebook computing experience but also make a powerful personal style statement."

About the Tongfong S30A
The Tongfong S30A features a bright 13.3" display and full keyboard housed in a product design that is only 33 mm thick and weighs a mere 1.4Kg. Storage includes a 2.5" S-ATA hard drive and DVD Super Multi-Drive while networking is provided through a 10/100Mbps Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless. Along with a 4-in 1 card reader, express card slot, and two USB 2.0 ports, the Tongfong S30A comes with a six cell battery as well as an option for an additional three cell battery that can be inserted in place of the optical drive for extended mobile scenarios.

The Tongfong S30A uses the 1.3+GHz VIA Nano processor, VIA VX800 Media System Processor and S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP dedicated graphics with 2GB of DDR2 system memory. The Tongfong S30A also supports an additional independently configurable display through both VGA and HDMI ports. The Tongfong S30A is available with either Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP Home.
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22 Comments on VIA Nano Processor and S3 Chrome 435 ULP Power New Tongfong Thin and Light Notebook

#1
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
They call that thin? Psh.... Looks nice though, but I really wonder how strong that can be at that thickness.
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#3
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: ShadowFold
At least it has an optical drive :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ERgZ9dztk&feature=channel_page
I love Mac's, take a PC, tack on an apple and Mac, and a stylish case that will make people feel they are better than you for owning one, then add $1,000 - $2,000 and your set. I'm going to college for graphic design and thats all I get to hear is how awesome macs are and how shitty comps are, when they people know nothing, felt good to ruin their day and tell them they are running Intel processors and Mac went to PC internals in 2005, so they are just paying for OS X. And felt real good once I got to show off my comp, watercooling blew their minds :laugh:
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#4
thebeephaha
Name me a laptop that is as thin and powerful as a MacBook Pro and isn't made of crappy plastic.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but they don't all suck.

I used to have a MBP but mine was one of the first models with issues, the new ones are great.

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This Via laptop is cool but OMG at the ugly color.
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#6
Cuzza
by: thebeephaha


This Via laptop is cool but OMG at the ugly color.
Nah man gold is the business!! Gotta match your Lamborghni:

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#7
enaher
by: thebeephaha
Name me a laptop that is as thin and powerful as a MacBook Pro and isn't made of crappy plastic.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but they don't all suck.

I used to have a MBP but mine was one of the first models with issues, the new ones are great.

EDIT.

This Via laptop is cool but OMG at the ugly color.
Thats Lamborgini yellow:rockout:

Ive seen some other laptops made with via and they seem nice if they were priced under 500 id get one but i it was over 500 id just get the hp with the athlon neo...
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#8
AuDioFreaK39
The real question is, how much horsepower can that S3 Chrome 435 ULP graphics processor give? Can it run Crysis? :D
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#9
enaher
by: AuDioFreaK39
The real question is, how much horsepower can that S3 Chrome 435 ULP graphics processor give? Can it run Crysis? :D
nope, ive actually owned a 440GTX, jejeje it on par with the 2400xt it uses very little power, still a lot better tha intel graphics :laugh:
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#10
From_Nowhere
That's cool, will this thin yellow laptop make it to the US?
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#11
Swansen
by: enaher
Thats Lamborgini yellow:rockout:

Ive seen some other laptops made with via and they seem nice if they were priced under 500 id get one but i it was over 500 id just get the hp with the athlon neo...
athlon neo?

Otherwise, this looks pretty sweet, its nice to have an offering from some one other than the major players.
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#13
gvblake22
Despite the VIA Nano being a better performing processor, I've yet to see many netbooks (or even notebooks) featuring Nano. I noticed the Samsung NC20, but that seems to be about it. Does anyone else know of any?
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#15
enaher
should work now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147984 :laugh: well i think it had another name but a i really dont recall...:rolleyes:

by: gvblake22
Despite the VIA Nano being a better performing processor, I've yet to see many netbooks (or even notebooks) featuring Nano. I noticed the Samsung NC20, but that seems to be about it. Does anyone else know of any?
ever heard intel anti competitive ways, jejeje, well i think it's just intel is so big and famous it could sell thin cans as a cpu and uninformed buyer would still buy them over anything else, just cause the "intel inside" not that there other products are bad i love Core2 & i7 but Atom is by far the worst and most overpriced cpu in there lineup.
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#16
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: thebeephaha
Name me a laptop that is as thin and powerful as a MacBook Pro and isn't made of crappy plastic.

I'm not disagreeing with you, but they don't all suck.

I used to have a MBP but mine was one of the first models with issues, the new ones are great.

EDIT.

This Via laptop is cool but OMG at the ugly color.
I don't really look much into laptops, and if I had one it would be a portable desktop, something like an 18.4" behemoth :p Not saying Mac don't make some good things, but it seems they try to sell a life style more than a notebook with the exterior styling they use.
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#18
JoJoe
Looks pretty nice.

I had considered getting the NC20 with the Via nano, but went with the HP DV2 with AMD's Neo instead. Awesome little machine.
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Athlon Neo is more of a competitor to Intel Core 2 Duo CULV, as it turns out. Haven't heard of anything with Athlon Neo at sub-$400 price point.
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#20
Swansen
by: btarunr
Athlon Neo is more of a competitor to Intel Core 2 Duo CULV, as it turns out. Haven't heard of anything with Athlon Neo at sub-$400 price point.
Ok, that makes sense, and was along the lines of what i was thinking.
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#21
Baum
you should stay away from this if your using beyond surfing!

i am writing on an HP Mininote 2133 which has a S3 GPU Unichrome Pro HC blublblub AND guess what? It's slow because of the poorest drivers i've ever seen

VIA S3 GPU drivers are a pain even if the Hardware is capable their support is BAD!!!
I have 3+ PC all with IGP made by S3 and none of them is good or usuable.
They get HOT!
They're slow (intel GMA is fast compared to them)
and drivers? i don't want to say anything to that or i get banned :banghead:
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#22
Swansen
by: Baum
you should stay away from this if your using beyond surfing!

i am writing on an HP Mininote 2133 which has a S3 GPU Unichrome Pro HC blublblub AND guess what? It's slow because of the poorest drivers i've ever seen

VIA S3 GPU drivers are a pain even if the Hardware is capable their support is BAD!!!
I have 3+ PC all with IGP made by S3 and none of them is good or usuable.
They get HOT!
They're slow (intel GMA is fast compared to them)
and drivers? i don't want to say anything to that or i get banned :banghead:
Thats interesting, and to bad really, but thanks for the heads up.
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