The BenQ Joybook Lite U101 may not be the most distinctive netbook available. But it’s a decent looking little machine that is reportedly stress resistant. And according to DigiTimes and the Chinese language Economic Daily News, it won’t be the last netbook from BenQ.
The company is expected to release new netbook, camera, and LCD TV models this year as well as its first all-in-one PC device. The all-in-one computer concept was given a boost a few years ago when Apple released an iMac that crammed all of the components of a typical computer into a case that looks like it’s barely big enough to house an LCD display. But companies like Asus, MSI, and BenQ are aiming to make that form factor available.
In essence, an iMac is sort of what you get if you take the components of a MacBook and put them together in a desktop computer form factor. The lower cost all-in-one computers that companies like BenQ are designing are what you get when you take the innards of netbook and stick them behind a desktop monitor.
No word on how much BenQ’s new products will cost, when they’ll be released, or what countries they’ll be available in.
via Eee PC.net