July 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm
Virgin Media has announced its own branded netbook called Freedom. The netbook will be offered for free on subsidised contracts with various two-year fixed line and mobile broadband packages. Virgin says the netbook – the first it’s ever sold under its own name – is optimised for its 50Mb broadband service and has an approximate stand-alone value of £300.
The Freedom netbook doesn’t really differ too much from your typical netbook out there. It has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 600) display powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor. It comes with 1GB RAM and a 120GB HDD. Other features include Wi-Fi (Draft-N), 2-in-1 card reader and webcam. The standard 3-cell (3300mAh) battery should be good for 2.5 hours of normal use.
The Freedom weighs 1.1kg and is reasonably thin at just 26mm thick. It is available in “Virgin Red” or black. The Virgin Media Freedom netbook is available through all retail channels now.