A few days ago I mentioned that Packard Bell is putting out a netbook. Packard Bell was recently acquired by Acer, which probably explains why the netbook looks a lot like the Acer Aspire One. Thanks to Cloudbook UMPC and Eee PC.net we now have a slightly better picture of the Packard Bell dot (PDF link), which is apparently what the company has decided to name the netbook.
The dot will sport an 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU. It runs Windows XP, has 3 USB ports, 802.11b/g WiFi a webcam, a 5-in-1 card reader, and an optional 3G wireless module.
The press release makes it a bit difficult to tell whether the Packard Bell dot will ship with a 3 or 6 cell battery. It state that “there’s even room for an extra 6-cell battery for heavy-duty use.” There are several ways to read that. It could mean you’ll get a 3 cell battery, but a 6 cell version will be available as an accessory. Or it could mean it ships with a 6 cell battery. I’m guessing the former is the case.
The dot will be available in Europe starting in November for €399 or about $590 US.
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