Averatec 1050 / 1000 Series / AV1050

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Product Name: Averatec 1050 / 1000 Series / AV1050
Official Page: Averatec.com
Manufacturer: Averatec
Announced: 2005
Available: April 2005
Status: Appears to be actively supported/sold
Price: Originally starting at $1300 USD
Markets: Worldwide

1050-EB1 / AV1050-EB1 : Windows XP Professional (SP2)
1050-EU1 / AV1050-EU1 : Windows XP Home Edition

Related Laptops:
– Similar to Averatec 1020 (different CPU and Hard Drive)

– 10.6″ Widescreen AveraBrite display
– Keyboard is 92% full-size

Manufacturer’s Description:
The small and feather-light stylish design is only one of the 1000 Series’ best features! At a svelte 3.6 lbs. this little dynamo with its high resolution AveraBrite widescreen is light on the eyes, the backpack or briefcase, and most importantly the wallet. Just as you would expect from any AVERATEC notebook, it is also loaded with multimedia and connectivity features.

CPU: Intel Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 733 (1.1GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel 855GM Chipset
Front-side Bus: 400MHz
Memory: DDR PC2700 333MHz
Memory Capacity: 512MB – Possibly 2GB

Display: 10.6″ TFT LCD with AveraBrite
Resolution: 1280×760 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (Intel 855 GME)
Graphics Memory: 64MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive: 1.8″Ultra ATA / 4200rpm / 80GB

Wireless: Intel PRO Wireless 2200BG 802.11b/g
Modem: 56K V.92
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset: Realtek AC97
Speakers: 2x Stereo
Audio I/O: Headphone/line-out, Microphone/line-in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394 4-pin (unpowered)
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 4-in-1 Reader, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO)
Other: Touchpad


Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home Edition
Other Software: Norton AntiVirus, Microsoft Works, Cyberlink DVD
Warranty: Standard one-year warranty with parts and labor, plus 24/7 toll-free tech support
Averatec 1050 Drivers: Averatec.com/CustomerCare/Downloads

Battery Life:

Width: 10.47 inches /
Depth: 7.79 inches /
Height: 1.16 inches /
Weight: 3.6 pounds /

IT Reviews – January 2006 – A no-nonsense sub-£1,000 notebook which may not be the fastest around but compensates with a very good battery life.

Pocket-lint.co.uk – December 2005 – 8 out of 10 – If you need a machine for basic functions with plenty of battery life and a light weight, then you’ll love it, just don’t be too disappointed if you find yourself out growing it a year down the line.

PC Magazine – AV1050-EB1 – 3.5 out of 5 – If you’re looking for an affordable yet fashionable ultraportable with a built-in optical drive and lots of hard drive space, the Averatec AV1050-EB1 is a very good choice.

DingBat Magazine – Octoboer 2005 – “Editor’s Choice” – What we do know for certain is that Averatec is producing some of the best, most affordable notebook computers on the market.

MobileTechReview.com AV1050 – August 2005 – 4 out of 5 stars –
An excellent notebook for the price! It fares well against much more expensive competitors such as the Sony T250 and T350.

CNET Reviews – June, 2005 – 6.2/10.0 – …the Averatec 1000 offers tremendous value for your money…