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System76 introduces Starling NetBook with Ubuntu 9.04

April 28, 2009 at 10:57 pm


System76 Starling NetbookSystem76 may not be a household brand name, but it is one that is synonymous with Linux enthusiasts. The company provides laptops, desktops and servers pre-installed with Linux Ubuntu. System76 has now introduced the Starling netbook which comes preloaded with Ubuntu’s 9.04 Netbook Remix.

You’ll find typical netbook specifications powering the Starling. It features a 10.1-inch (1024 x 576) LED backlit glossy display. It is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and comes with Intel 950 graphics. The netbook comes with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-disk drive. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g), a 0.3MP webcam, three USB ports and 6-cell battery.

The Starling netbook weighs a reasonable 1.2kg (2.6lbs) and has dimensions of 10.4″ x 7.1″ x 1.3″ (WxDxH). The Starling is now on sale on System76’s website in the US for $359. This is $10 more expensive than the MSI Wind U123 that is currently up for pre-order in the US and also comes with a 6-cell battery.

Via WorksWithU [via Portable Monkey].

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4 Responses to “System76 introduces Starling NetBook with Ubuntu 9.04”

  1. Dwight said:
    April 30th, 2009 5:06 PM

    a 0.3MP camera??

  2. ShowMeGrrl said:
    June 16th, 2009 5:32 PM

    I bought a System76 Starling netbook. Here is my review:

    http://tinyurl.com/lkexet

  3. Jet Sun said:
    June 16th, 2009 11:25 PM

    Nice review, I’m sure that will help many potential Starling customers.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. sqeaky said:
    June 18th, 2009 8:40 PM

    I am seriously considering getting on of these, the only thing I am not certain about is the battery life, Asus is advertising 8 hour battery life, how does this stack up?

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