Haleron announces dual-core Swordfish Net 20 netbook

October 15, 2009 at 9:11 am

Swordfish Net 20If the name Haleron Technologies sounds familiar, then that’s because you’ve probably heard of their dual CPU socket netbook, the Net 102 that was announced a while back. The company has followed this up with a 10.2-inch netbook running the dual-core Atom 330 processor, normally found in nettops.

The company claims that the Net 20 comes with a 6-cell battery that should be good for 6.5 hours of battery use. Other features include 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD (250GB optional), 5-in-1 card reader, 1.3MP webcam and three USB ports.

The company will be shipping the netbook from 1st December. The company encourages you to order directly from their site for $499, but we’d exhibit caution and wait for it to hit your favourite retailer (if it ever does!) Check out a spec list after the break. Read more

Swordfish Net 102 Dual netbook features twin Atom CPUs

September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Swordfish Net 102 Dual netbookNow this is a first. A company called Haleron has announced a new netbook on the market that features two Atom CPUs. The Swordfish Net 102 Dual netbook somehow manages to squeeze in two 1.6Ghz N270 Atom processors into its chassis (note we’re not talking about dual-core processors here).

The netbook has a 10.2-inch (1024 x 600) display, 2GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. I can’t think how long the 3-cell battery would last considering it’s powering two CPUs. Other features include a 1.3MP webcam and Windows XP.

It even has “Dual Bluetooth” to enable tethering to a smartphone as well as 3G access. Certainly sounds like an unusual offering, but it does come at a reasonable price-point of $450. I still am trying to work out whether we should actually expect improved performance from this bizarre setup…

Via Wired.