July 21, 2009 at 5:54 pm
BenQ announced the 10.1-inch Joybook Lite U102 at the end of last month. The follow-on to the U101 differs by its very slim chassis, measuring just under 1-inch in thickness and weighing 1.05kg (2.3lbs). NetbookNews took the U102 for a quick video hands-on and the netbook certainly looks attractive.
It has a very glossy lid and display, which looks like it will be a fingerprint nightmare. You’ll find the usual array of ports, although you do get a dedicated Wi-Fi switch, which is always nice to have. Upgradability is well catered for with access to the HDD, RAM and a couple of Mini PCI-E card slots. The keyboard looks pretty comfortable with all the buttons in the right places and the touchpad has taken cues from the MacBook by having the mouse buttons integrated into the pad itself.
The BenQ JoyBook Lite U102 is on sale in Taiwan, Thailand and China. As with the bigger U121, there’s no word on a Western release right now. Check out the video after the break.