Shenzhen Firstview Electronics is showing off a new line of netbooks at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this week. The netbooks range from the low-end Firstview PC703 with a 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, to the 10.2 inch Firstview PC101. Firstview also has an 8.9 inch PC891 model. And for good measure, Firstview is selling a netbook called the PC701 which appears to be the same machine as the 3K Razorbook 400 or the “world’s cheapest laptop.”
The 8.9 inch and 10.2 inch models look a lot like your typical Intel Atom-based netboks. Both have 1024 x 600 pixel displays, hard drives that range from 80GB to 160G, and 1GB of RAM. They also have 1.3MP webcams, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, SD/MMC card readers, and 3 cell batteries. They both run Linux, although I’m sure their more than capable of running Windows XP.
The 10.2 inch PC101 weighs 1.2kg or about 2.6 pounds, while the 8.9 inch PC891 weighs 1.1kg or 2.4 pounds.
The 7 inch PC703 runs Windows CE and has a 532MHz, 32-bit Jade CPU, 128MB of RAM and between 512MB and 2GB of flash memory. It has 3 USB ports, an SD card reaer, 802.11b/g and an option for an Express card with CDMA and GPRS support.
No word on pricing, availability, or if we’ll ever see these netbooks available outside of China.
via Eee PC Blog