June 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm
J&W, one of China’s biggest players in the motherboard and GPU market, showed off what it believes is one of the thinnest netbooks at Computex last week. The 10-inch Minix 811 is just 22.5mm thick and weighs 1.2kg. This is partly attributed to an aluminium alloy chassis.
The Minix 811 has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 600) display powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and supports a 2.5-inch HDD and up to 2GB RAM. It comes with three USB ports, a card reader, Ethernet, VGA and also has a built-in 3G modem.
Despite the super-slim form factor, the Minix 811 provided a comfortably typing experience and had a nice feel to it. However, on the negative side, it only has room for a 3-cell battery rated at 2200mAh, although a 6-cell battery is also planned. The 3-cell battery should last around 2.5 hours. There will be a choice of operating systems including XP and Windows 7. No word on pricing or specific availability right now. Check out a hands-on video from NetbookNews after the cut.