While Coby’s booth at CES was choc full of tablets this year, netbooks were harder to find. For the past two years, Coby has shown up to CES with roughly a gazillion mini-laptops, but this year I spotted just one: The Coby NBPC1029. And I have to say, it’s the most attractive netbook I’ve seen from this budget electronics company.
Spec-wise, the NBPC1029 is nothing special. It has a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi, 0.3MP, and 3 cell, 2200mAh battery. It runs Windows 7 Starter Edition.
But it also has a pretty attractive design with a slightly angular case, nice wide keys on the keyboard, and an attractive chrome edge and buttons by the touchpad (although the “buttons” are actually just one button with a rocker in between and they’re not as easy to press as I would like).
There’s no word on pricing, but Coby does have a product page for the NBPC1029 on its web site.