Tired of netbooks that have too much space around the keyboards? The Aoson R169 from China’s Shenzhen Anson doesn’t have that problem. The netbook’s case is barely any bigger than the keyboard, providing just enough room for two touchpad buttons below the spacebar. Instead of a trackpad, there’s a Thinkpad-esque pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard.
The netbook is bound to draw comparisons to the Sony Vaio P thanks to the fact that it’s a bit longer than it is tall. But while the Sony Vaio P has an 8 inch, 1600 x 768 pixel display, the Aoson R169 has a more traditional 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. It also packs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of RAM, 80GB hard drive, and optional 3G mobile broadband.
The Aoson R169 measures 10.4″ x 5.4″ x 0.9″ and weighs 1.8 pounds. No word on pricing or availability, but I don’t expect to see this model outside of China anytime soon.
via Cloned in China