BenQ has just released their Joybook Lite U102. With a polished obsidian finish and weighing less than 1kg, the ultra-portable netbook has an Intel Atom processor, a 10.1-inch UltraVivid 16:9 WSVGA LED-backlit screen and a 250GB HDD. Included is a 90% sized QWERTY keyboard and an expanded touchpad to make the unit more ergonomic. The Joybook Lite made its debut in Taiwan, China and Thailand in June.
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It’s Fujitsu’s turn to release a netbook, following the trend of companies going for smaller PCs. The LOOX M packs an Intel Atom N280 1.6 GHz processor and 945 GSE Express chipset, 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The LOOX M, available in red, lavender, white or black, also has a multi-memory card reader, Bluetooth capability and webcam. Look for a price of around $660.00 when it debuts.
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We cannot believe the continuing cavalcade of mini-netbooks of late. Fujitsu’s M2010 is only 10.2 x 7.4 x 1.3-inches and weighs only 1.15kg. It has a 10.1-inch WSVGA backlit display with 1024 x 576 resolution, an Intel Atom Processor N270, 160 GB SATA, a memory slot for up to 2GB RAM, three USB ports, stereo speakers, mono mic, Bluetooth compatibility and a 50 second startup. Available in four different colors, the M2010 carries a starting price of $499.00.
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Dell is phasing out its Mini 9. Launched in September for $349.00, it was the their first netbook. If you still would like to purchase one, the company suggests you hold out for a Mini 10v. The new mini-PC features an Intel Atom N270 at 1.6GHz, Windows XP or a Dell customized version of Ubuntu and 1GB of memory. It has a 10-inch display, larger keyboard, more storage space and options with a choice of 16GB SSD or up to 160GB hard drive. As a further incentive, the Mini 10v has a starting price of only $299.00.
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Lenovo’s Ideapad S12 certainly has a lot of bang for the buck. The 12-inch netbook has a NVIDIA Ion chipset, an Intel Atom N270 processor, can play 1080p video via HDMI and is good for gaming. Add to that 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and wired LAN capability, an upgradable 3 cell battery and Windows XP. Lenovo’s latest offering weighs about 3 lbs. and has a MSRP of $499.00.
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iUnika’s new netbook is an inexpensive alternative for anyone who wants a basic system. The Gyy has a mini 8-inch screen, 128MB RAM, a 400mhz processor and weighs only 1.5 lbs. The best part is that its body is composed of bioplastics and recyclable biodegradable material that was made from starch and cellulose. The mini-computer is equipped with solar panels and has a MSRP of only $180.00. Look for the Gyy in June or July.
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Always Innovating has come up with the very versatile Touch Book. With a detachable keyboard and 3D touchscreen user interface, the netbook also doubles as a tablet, complete with magnet for refrigerator attachment. Debuting at DEMO 09, the device is only 9.4 x 7 x 1.4-inches and weighs less than 2 lbs. with keyboard. The Touch Book has a TI ARM processor for a battery life of 10 to 15 hours, is fan, noise and heat free, is Wifi and Bluetooth capable and has 6 USB connections, three of them internal. Due out in late spring, pre-order with prices starting at $299.
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Samsung has become grammatically correct while announcing their new
Mini-notebook. The 12.1-inch NC20 is a larger version of their NC10 and will have a Via 1.3GHz Nano processor inside. It also features a 1280x800 resolution, Chrome9 graphics, Windows XP Home Edition, 1 GB DDR2 memory and 160GB HDD storage. The N20 utilizes 6 Li-ion batteries for 6.5 hours of life, is Bluetooth capable and has 3 USB ports, an Ethernet LAN and a 3-in-1 card reader. No price or availability date has been announced.
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Now we may know why Dell recently reduced the price of their Inspiron Mini 9s. They might have been planning ahead for their new Mini 10 that came out today. Features include 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, an Intel Atom Processor Z520, a “roomy” keyboard, multi-touch gesture touchpad, a 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 widescreen display, webcam, internal WiFi, and will run Windows XP. The Mini 9 is aimed at “kids, tweens, teens, travelers and tweeters” or those with $399.00.
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Dell has reduced the price of their Inspiron Mini 9n to $249.00 and their Mini 9 to $299.00. The n9 features an Intel Atom Processor N270, runs on Ubuntu Linux version 8.04.1, has an 8.9-inch LED display (1024X600,) a 4GB3 solid state hard drive and a basic memory of 512MB2 DDR2 at 533MHz. Shop quickly as this price is only good through February 12. We hope that other companies take the hint and reduce their netbooks as well.
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