Unlike some companies, which aren’t sure whether to sell netbooks in the US for fear that they might eat into the sales of more expensive products, BenQ is planning on bringing its JoyBook Lite U101 netbook to the US. Of course, BenQ doesn’t really have much of a presence in the US PC market to cannibalize, so this decision was probably a no brainer.
The JoyBook Lite features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 576 pixel display, a choice of a 120GB or 160GB HDD, and 1GB of RAM. It runs Windows XP Home, and supports 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Aside from the unusual (although increasingly common) display resolution, BenQ claims that this netbook is one of the sturdiest around and can withstand a fair bit of stress.
The BenQ JoyBook Lite U101 will retail for around $499 when it hits the US.
What’s with the weird resolutions lately? 1024×576? 1024×768 would make so much more sense… web pages would have less scrolling and old games would run perfect at that resolution, without having to be squashed.
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