When I think of BenQ I typically think of monitors, digital cameras, and consumer electronics. But it looks like BenQ is the latest company to dip its toe in the netbook waters. Eee PC News.de reports that BenQ will soon bring the Joybook Lite U1 to market.

The computer has nearly identical specs to the Asus Eee PC 1000H or MSI Wind. It comes with a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1.3MP camera, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a choice of Windows XP Home or Linux. The Joybook Lite U1 will have a 5400rpm hard drive of unspecified size and customers may have the option of adding a 3G modem.

It looks like BenQ hopes to sell the computer for around $470, which puts it within striking distance of the Eee PC 1000H, which recently received a major price cut bringing it down to $450.

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3 replies on “BenQ announces Joybook Lite U1 netbook”

  1. I haven’t really used much BenQ stuff, but I did buy a digital camera of theirs and it was the cheapest at the time with the features I wanted so maybe these BenQ netbook will follow the that trend.

    It looks like these netbooks are really becoming commodity products… How does one tell which is the best, they have approximately the same features.

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