Most netbooks on the market today have the same specs: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, Windows 7 Starter, and you probably know the rest. So how do you make a netbook stand out from the crowd? Sure, you could buck the trend and go with a faster processor or higher resolution display. But those features will inevitably drive up the price. A much more popular approach seems to be to throw a custom design on the lid. And theme du jour seems to be World Cup soccer.

Yesterday we spotted LG and Samsung netbook models adorned with sports-themed covers. Now it looks like UK PC vendor Hi-Grade is getting on the action, with the Notino mL815E netbook.

As you’d expect, this model has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor, 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, Windows 7 Starter Edition, 1GB of RAM, and 250GB hard drive. It also has an “England Red” lid designed to let the world know that you’re a fan of England’s soccer team.

The Hi-Grade Notino mL815E goes for about £311 ($447 US), although Hi-Grade also sells a few cheaper models such as the mL100E, which comes with a VIA C7-M processor.

via PC Advisor

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One reply on “Hi-Grade Notino mL815E netbook catches World Cup fever”

  1. Being English I’m not surprised to see this at all!

    You can’t even turn on the TV without seeing worldcup themed ad.

    The country is football (soccer) mad!

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