July 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm
Singaporean manufacturer, iiView, has demonstrated a new 12.1-inch netbook called the A2, which has more than a resemblance to the Macbook Air. The company’s aim was to create something that looked different to your average netbook, even if its specs are rather ordinary.
The iiView has taken more than a few design cues from the Macbook Air, with a few ports hidden behind flaps. Interestingly, the machine comes pre-installed with the Windows 7 Release Candidate. So what do you do when the W7 RC runs out? iiView has thought of that and included a Vista Home Premium license, which is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium.
The iiView A2 has a 12.1-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU, Intel 945GSE chipset, 2GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. Other specs include mini HDMI port, two USB ports, Wi-Fi (b/g) and a 6-cell battery. It will hit Singapore retail next week for S$699 (US$467.78).