March 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm
Two new netbooks have surfaced in Japan, both names are likely to be unfamiliar to those in the West. The two models from Kohjinsha and Trigem look distinctly average and the specifications are very much run-of-the-mill. I would be very surprised if these netbooks will become available internationally.
Kohjinsha has announced the 8.9-inch ML6 L16A, continuing the ML6 series, which is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 CPU and 1GB RAM. It also has 160GB of hard-disk storage and is WiFi enabled. It will be available in six different colours (Black, White, Bordeaux, Gold, Champagne, Blue and Pink). It weighs 1.08kg / 2.4 pounds. The battery lasts about 4 hours with an optional higher capacity battery. It will sell for 39,800 yen ($408) when it is released before the end of this month.
On the same day Trigem has announced the 10.2-inch Averatec AVN0270NB. This comes with a WSVGA screen and is powered by a 1.6Ghz N270 Atom CPU + 945GMS chipset. It comes with 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard-disk drive. It also has WiFi (b/g) and a 5-hour battery life. It is priced at 44,800 Yen (340€).