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.