vnb101Yesterday ViewSonic introduced a whole slew of new products including a handful of nettops and a pocketful of netbooks. And Lars from Netbook News got to spend some hands-on time with the new ViewSonic VNB101 netbooks, which actually look pretty nice. Well, aside from the keyboards anyway.

Spec-wise, the VNB101 is pretty much par for the course. It has an Intel Atom CPU, 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. But it also has a Lithium Polymer battery which ViewSonic says should be good for up to 6 hours of run time, plus a nice, wide touchpad and a professional looking finish. On the down side, the battery sits flush with the netbook, which means you’re probably not going to see an extended battery anytime soon.

And the keyboard looks like something ripped out of a first or second generation Asus Eee PC, comlete with a small right shift key that’s awkwardly placed on the right side of the up arrow.

You can check out the complete hands-on video after the break.


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