Manli M3 netbook gets video unboxing

July 8, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Manli M3 netbook Manli Technology recently unveiled the iii series of netbooks at Computex. The Manli M3, was one of these netbooks, and comes with a 10-inch (1024 x 600) display, powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU. Its claim to fame is a fingerprint reader on the palm rest and an Expresscard/34 slot.

Other specs include 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, a 3-in-1 card reader, Wi-FI (b/g only), a 1.3MP webcam as well as optional 3G. NetbookNews has got hold of the netbook and promptly shot an unboxing video. It was nice to see this model sporting a matte display, although the lid looks like it’s a fingerprint magnet. Upgradeability seems to be well catered for with a very large access panel on the bottom. This provides easy reach to the RAM, HDD and two Mini PCI-E card slots.

There have been a number of unusal design decisions regarding the keyboard. First of all, there is a very small shift key right at the edge of the keyboard. The space bar is also quite small, partly to fit two Windows keys, one either side of the space bar. You also get dedicated Home and End buttons, quite unusual for a netbook. But their placement is strange, stuck to the left of the Enter key. Check the video out for yourself after the jump. Read more

Manli iii netbook series gets video hands-on

June 6, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Manli iii netbookManli Technology, which normally specialises in the manufacture of graphics cards and motherboards, unveiled a new series of netbooks at Computex called the iii series, (pronounced ‘I’). The series has been divided into five different models named the M1, M3, M5, M7 and, you guessed it, the M9. These models are available in a number of different colours and each come with their own design.

These 10.2-inch models come with 1024 x 600 resolution and are powered by a 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU. They weigh around 1kg and, somewhat uniquely, come with a fingerprint scanner. Other specs include a 3-in-1 card reader, Wi-FI (b/g only), a 160GB HDD, a 1.3MP webcam as well as 3G capability.

NetbookNews went hands-on with the Manli M3, which also had an Expresscard slot in addition to the above. The touchpad seemed quite small for a 10-inch netbook, but it was nice to see a matte display being used. It will also come with an optional TV-Tuner and a number of unique case designs. It will be priced somewhere around the $300 mark on release, although availability is unknown right now. Check out the video after the jump. Read more