Everex claims its new StepNote NC1500 is the “world’s most energy efficient” notebook. Featuring a 1.5GHz VIA C7-M processor, 512MB of DDR2-533 memory, 40GB HDD, VIA UniChrome Pro integrated graphics, dual-layer DVD burner, and a 15.4-inch WXGA display. External interfaces include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, and a VGA port. Best of all, it’s priced at just $498.
Not a powerhouse by a long shot, but at 5.3 pounds, with a 1.5-inch to 0.9-inch taper, it’s pretty hard to complain about this unit. Of course, we found a way: Everex includes a 3-cell lithium-ion batter that “averages +1.5 hours of mobile computing.”