Sotec Hello Kitty netbookYou know, it’s hard to make a netbook that stands out. Dell decied to throw some fancy stickers on the back of its Inspiron Mini line; BenQ demonstrated that you can stand on the Joybook Lite without breaking it; and Asus just keeps dropping prices and putting out new models. Japan’s Sotec computers is taking a slightly different approach: slather their latest netbook with Hello Kitty decorations.

The Sotec C101K3W sports a 10.1″ 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 120Gb hard drive. It also has a Hello Kitty design on the cover and ships with a special Hello Kitty wallpaper.

Probably the most surprising thing about the Sotec mini-notebook is that it isn’t the first Hello Kitty-themed netbook. You can pick up a Medion Akoya Mini (which is a rebranded MSI Wind U100) in Europe with a Hello Kity cover for 379 Euros.

Aside from the silly decorations, the Sotec netbook looks like a pretty decent machine. it weighs in at 1.2kg or about 2.6 pounds and measures 265mm x 185mm x 31mm or about 10.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.2″ It has an 802.11b/g WiFi module, runs Windows XP and comes with OpenOffice.org, Firefox, and Skype preloaded. There’s another picture showing the Hello Kitty cover after the break.

via Akihabara News and SlashGear

Sotec Hello Kitty netbook

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8 replies on “Sotec launches Hello Kitty netbook”

  1. Yeah, I think maybe its time for the “pound puppies” to make a comeback. Offer a netbook running Puppy Linux with a wireless mouse embedded in one of the little pound puppy beanies. It sounds so cute I think I just made myself nauseous, so it would have to sell like crazy.

  2. You gotta push them people for a “Hello Puppy” netbook –
    Running Puppy Linux of course. 😉

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