June 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm
BenQ has announced its latest netbook, the 10.1-inch Joybook Lite U102. Its claim to fame is ultra-portable dimensions, measuring under 1-inch in thickness and weighing 1.05kg (2.3lbs) along with a smaller than average AC adaptor weighing 200g.
The 10.1—inch LED backlit screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 CPU. It comes with 1GB RAM and a 250GB HDD (a break from the 160GB norm). Other features include Wi-Fi, webcam, microphone (with smart noise suppression and echo cancellation), three USB ports, 4-in-1 card reader and optional 3G.
The keyboard is 90 percent full-sized and has a hotkey that allows you to switch between the different types of wireless networks. It comes with a 3-cell battery that should be good for 3 hours of life. An optional 6-cell battery is also available which should double that battery life. The Joybook Lite U102 netbook should be available as we speak in Taiwan, China, and Thailand. No word on pricing or on a western release.