March 20, 2010 at 9:46 am
The Averatec N1200 10.1-inch netbook has pretty standard specifications (N450 Atom, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter) but comes in an attractive chassis less than an inch thick weighing around 1kg (2.2lbs).
Laptop Mag has put the N1200 netbook through its paces and came back with mixed impressions. The design of the Averatec N1200 is one of the “best-looking netbooks yet” according to the reviewer, with its stylish aluminium lid. It also has a lightweight chassis and large touchpad that wins it brownie points.
However, it is let down by the performance from its 2-cell 3200mAh battery, lasting for 2 hours and 32 minutes according to their tests. This is 20 minutes shy of the 3-cell battery average and 4-hours below the 6-cell average. They recommend waiting for the 6-cell option in April (although I’m sure this will ruin the looks somewhat, sticking out of the netbook). Other negatives include an awkward keyboard and webcam that is poorly positioned. Click here for the full review.