Chinese PC maker Coship has a fairly sizable presence near the Netbook Tech Zone area of the Las Vegas Convention Center this week. And while it’s easy to think that the whole point of CES is for companies to show their wares to the press and the rest of the world to drum up excitement, Coship, like many other Chinese and Taiwanese companies is here for a different, but related reason: to find US companies interested in partnering up and selling Coship’s netbooks in the States.
I seriously doubt we’ll ever see a netbook wearing the Coship brand name in this part of the globe. But Coship has some interesting looking designs on display, and it’s possible that we could see some of them pop up under a different brand name in the future.
Coship’s netbooks range from the average specs of yore (1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP Home) to this year’s flavor du jour (1.66GHz Intel Atom N450, 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, Windows 7 Starter. There are also a few larger models thrown in for good measure, including a Macbook Air look-a-like with a 13 inch screen and a low power Atom processor and a thin and light 11.2 inch notebook with a 1366 x 768 pixel screen and a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron SU2300 CULV processor.
I snapped a ton of photos, which you can check out after the break. I didn’t get details for all of these netbooks, but as far as I could tell there weren’t any real surprises in the bunch.