June 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm
This morning we reported on a 12.1-inch netbook from Japanese manufacturer Dospara, who had launched an ION-powered netbook powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330 CPU. Well it now looks as if we have a similar specced model from ASRock, dubbed the Multibook G22.
In fact, so similar is this model that I believe they are the same device underneath but marketed under different brands. Apart from the CPU and GPU, you’ll find the same 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display, optical drive, 320GB HDD, Wi-Fi (draft-N support), Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI out, a 1.3MP webcam and three USB ports. It also comes with a 4400mAh lithium ion battery that should be good for just over three hours.
If you had any doubts that they were the same model then the fact that they both have exactly the same dimensions (305×225×37.5mm (WxDxH)) and weight (1.92kg including battery) should put those doubts to rest. Right now, we have no idea where this ASRock will be marketed or any prices. Hopefully some more information should be forthcoming.
Update: It appears that this model will have an Intel CULV processor and chipset rather than ION, according to Liliputing.