ECS Olivetti netbook spotted in the wild

ECS is showing off a new 10 inch Olivetti netbook with a super-slim design. Netbook news got a chance to check the netbook out at Computex last week, and while it doesn’t look all that exciting on paper (1024 x 600 pixel display, Intel Atom N270 processor, 2 USB ports, 1.8 inch hard drive), it looks awfully nice on video.

The reason for the 1.8 inch hard drive is because you just can’t easily fit a 2.5 inch hard drive in a laptop this thin. The Olivetti netbook also has very few physical ports. There are 2 USB ports on the back, as well as what looks like a proprietary port that may work with a VGA adapter. The sides are almost bare, with only space for a power adapter, headphone jack, and flash card reader.

ECS also incorporated the status LEDs onto the button below the touchpad, which looks pretty cool — until you actually start using the laptop. Still, it’s an interesting design decision and it’s nice to see a netbook that doesn’t look like every other mini-laptop on the market.

There’s no word on pricing or availability.

You can check out a hands-on video from Netbook News after the break.

  • rigues

    This is already being sold in Brazil by Positivo Informática, they call it the “Mobo Red” (Mobo is the name of their line of netbooks). Looks REALLY nice, has a nice keyboard too. Official site at: http://bit.ly/dyT2PO

    But it costs about US$ 800 here. Yeah, computers are REALLY expensive in Brazil when compared to the US, and even a basic no-frills netbook might cost you US$ 450.

    I did a YouTube video of it during the launch event. Link: http://bit.ly/9Z0dBA

  • http://www.netbookfiles.com/ Netbookfiles.com

    How can it have two different names?

  • Sarah

    ECS is an OEM, so it's quite likely that they have sold this model to more than one company.