NEC is introducing two more netbooks in its LaVie Light lineup. Both models will have a 10.1 inch, 1024 x600 pixel display, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1.
The LaVie Light BL100 will have a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU and a 16GB solid state disk.It’s only available in white.
The NEC LaVie Light BL300 will have a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor and come with a choice of both a 16GB SSD and a 160GB hard drive. It will come in red, white, or black.
The BL300 will actually come in a few different flavors. The base model will be the BL300 with a 3 cell battery. The BL310 will have the same basic specs, but will come with Microsoft Office. And the BL350 will have a higher capacity 7 hour battery.
The netbooks will weigh between 2.4 and 2.9 pounds depending on the battery and storage configuration.Price will range from the equivalent of about $520 for the BL100 to $725 for the BL350. All three models should be available Thursday. Keep in mind, netbook prices tend to be higher in Japan, so if and when these machines ever make it overseas, I’d expect to see a price drop.