June 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Japanese manufacturer Dospara has launched its first netbook/mini-notebook in the form of the 12.1-inch Prime Note Cresion NA. It’s quite a first entry for Dospara, this being the first ION-based netbook that is on sale right now in Japan. Despite, it’s non-descript appearance, what has me even more excited is that Nvidia’s 9400M GPU has been paired with a dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330 CPU, normally found in nettops.
This is the first time this processor has been found in a netbook and combined with the 9400M should mean some great performance figures. Apart from that, the 12.1-inch model has a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and comes with 2GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. You’ll also find a DVD drive, Wi-Fi (draft-N support), Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI out, a 1.3MP webcam and three USB ports. It measures 305×225×37.5mm (WxDxH) and weighs 1.92kg. The lithium-ion battery should last 3.2 hours.
When you consider all this costs 59,980 Yen (£373, $611, €441) it certainly seems very attractively priced. I can’t see this brand being sold in Western markets, but what I do hope is that we may start to see some dual-core processors finding its way in more netbooks soon.
Via Akhibara News.