July 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm
The NEC VersaPro UltraLite VS-7 netbook is probably the lightest and thinnest 10-inch netbook on the market today. It weighs just 725g and is only 19.4mm (0.76”) at its thickest point. That alone would make the VS-7 sit at the top-end of the netbook segment in terms of pricing. However, that’s before you consider that it also includes a 1.86GHz Z540 Atom CPU, GMA 500 graphics, 64GB sold-state drive and a high-resolution 10.6-inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels.
The guys over at Akhibara News have been playing around with one for a bit now and posted a quick review of their thoughts. The performance was very good, with the VersaPro VS-7 being able to play any 720p divx file thrown at it (even in full screen!) They also installed Photoshop CS3, which could handle it very well (unheard of in a normal netbook).
Yes, it does cost more than twice your average netbook at over $1000, but it has the performance increase to match. It’s just a shame that it is only available in Japan (for now). Check out a video tour of the device after the jump.