Archive for November, 2008
BenQ are to enter the nebook market with the BenQ JoyBook Lite U101. The U101 is different from other netbooks available and will be shock resistant like the G-Shock watch and can withstand drops of up to 76cm.
BenQ’s netbook also claims to be the first netbook to have an aspect ratio of 16:9 in a 10.1 inch screen. Other specs in the netbook are:
Connectivity: Wifi, ethernet and bluetooth
Processor: Intel Atom 1.6GHz
Windows XP Home
The JoyBook Lite U101 will be available in Singapore for S$888 during the upcoming SITEX show with other Asian markets following at the end of November.
Asus attended a media preview event in New York on Thursday night. At the event they showed off a 1002HA variant. Asus are to release the 1002HA in a brushed metal design.
The brushed metal model will have the same features of the original 1002HA, but with different hard drive and SSD options. A brushed metal effect is applied to the chassis of the netbook as well as the wrist rest.
The brushed metal 1002HA model will begin to ship in Early December and retail for $499+.