German computer makers One and Brazil’s Positivo are both set to launch low-cost ultraportable computers. And while I’m tempted to make a separated at birth joke, there’s likely a good reason the two computers look exactly the same: They’re probably just rebranded versions of the same computer. Either that, or they’re both based on the same reference design.

Either way, the One A120 Mini Notebook and the Positivo Mobo are pretty much identical. And not only on the outside. Under the hood, they each pack:

  • 7 inch display
  • VIA C7-M processor
  • WiFi
  • Webcam

There are some differences though. The One A120 Mini has 4GB of Flash memory, while the Positivo Mobo has 2GB. The One A120 will cost the equivalent of about $430, while the Positivo Mobo will cost about $600, which seems a little high to me. Update: As one reader points out, computers tend to cost more in Brazil.

The CTL IL1, Dreambook Light IL1, and Airis Kira all look like they’re built from the same design.

[via Eee PC.net and Engadget]

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2 replies on “Identical ultraportables heading to Brazil and Germany”

  1. Brad, the brazilian company name is “Positivo”. “Mobo” is only the name of this model. About the price comparisson….I think that is not so simple like you said. You need to think about all the cost of making and selling a product like this in brazil. I’m brazilian and I really know this. Just to have an idea of this distorcion…EEE PC 701 medium price in brazilian big stores is $769. Crazy taxes, huh ?

    1. Thanks I’ll edit the post to correct the company name. I’m not surprised about the taxes, but it’s kind of disappointing. A lot of computers cost more in Europe than the US for the same reason.

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