Workhorse PC is the latest company you’ve probably never heard of to cash in on the netbook craze. The company plans to bring a rather standard looking Intel Atom powered mini-laptop to market soon. The Workhorse Certeza MC10 will sport a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, a 10.1 inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, up to 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, and 3G wireless options.
The netbook will measure 10″ x 7.3″ x .75″, which makes it sound a bit thinner than it looks form the picture. But the main thing setting this computer apart from the competition is that Workhorse will offer it with Linux, Windows XP, or Windows Vista Business. You don’t find a lot of Vista powered netbooks these days, and I’m not sure I’d advise installing Windows Vista on a machine with these specs, although the 2GB of RAM might help (most netbooks ship with 1GB or less). But if Microsoft launches Windows 7 later this year, the MC10 should run it quite capably.
Laptop Magazine reports that the computer, which will eventually be available through Workhorse’s unfinished product page, will retail for $399 to $549.