NEC VersaPro UltraLite VS netbook gets quick review [Video]

July 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

NEC VersaPro UltraLite VS netbook gets quick reviewThe 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. Read more

NEC announces LaVie Light Lui 10-inch netbook

July 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

NEC announces LaVie Light Lui 10-inch netbookNEC has unveiled a new 10-inch netbook called the LaVie Light Lui Mobile. Looking at its specs, it doesn’t offer much to distinguish this from the sea of netbooks out there. The best I can up with is that it comes with the NEC Lui remote desktop system, which allows you to access your desktop remotely much like RealVNC.

The LaVie Light is powered by a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. It has a 10.1-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution and comes with a 1.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g) and Bluetooth 2.1. The whole system weighs a reasonably chunky 1.32kg but that includes a battery, which should last for 8.5 hours. So far pricing and availability is unknown.

Via Akhibara News.