The folks at Shanzhaiben have spotted a new Chinese laptop with a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom D525 processor and NVIDIA ION 2 graphics. It has 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, HDMI output and something else you wont’ find on most Atom-powered notebooks: a DVD burner.
That’s because the laptop has a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and a case that’s more than big enough for an optical disc drive.
While Atom chips were originally designed for low power, low cost mini laptops, there’s really nothing keeping PC builders from putting them in larger computers like this. You should get the same benefits, although the disc drive and larger display will likely drain the battery a bit faster than a 10 inch screen. The low capacity 2400mAh battery probably won’t help matters much either.
But the price is right. The computer will reportedly sell for around $340 in China.