One of the defining characteristics of a netbook is that they’re low power devices that generally don’t offer the kind of graphics and processing performance you’d find in higher priced computers. But not all netbook and nettop parts are created equal. And DosPara has crammed pretty much all of the most powerful netbook/nettop class components you can find into a new mini-laptop.
Now, some folks are going to point out that the DosPara Pime Note Cresion NA might not really be a netbook, thanks to its 12.1 inch display. it also weighs 1.92kg or about 4.2 pounds. But like most netbooks, this little laptop has an Intel Atom processor. What sets it apart from most netbooks is the fact that it uses the dual core Atom 330 CPU, which usually only shows up in desktops.
DosPara has also crammed an NVIDIA ION chipset into the notebook which should give it better graphics performance than most netbooks. The laptop has an HDMI port, supports 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi as well as Bluetooth 2.1. The screen displays 1366 x 768 pixels, and the laptop will sell for the equivalent of about $609 without an operating system.
While I’d rather see a slightly smaller and lighter version of this laptop, it is nice to see that at least one company is willing to throw an Atom 330 dual core CPU into a laptop case. Unfortunately, it probably requires a bit more cooling than the single core version of the chip, which could require a larger and noisier fan.
via Netbook News
This machine, minus the optical drive, and the dimensions and battery life of the EeePC 1000HE is what I’m looking for.
The lid on the 1000HE has wide enough a bezel that it could take a slighly larger screen without increasing the size of the notebook, and more important than the size of the screen is the resolution, so even something like an 11″ screen with 1366*768 would be very helpful, because there is just a bunch of apps that won’t run properly if the height isn’t at least 768
I go to Akihabara’s PC distrct on a weekly basis so I will check it out next time while I’m there.
Though one thing that will keep me away from this netbook is that it does not offer EN keyboard option.
Since I cannot get used to JP keyboard, I highly doubt that I will grab this model.
tdp of 8w vs 2.5w for the n270… do either of these actually need fans? the ~11w chipsets, ok, but if you can’t passively cool a <10w cpu…
Seems like a nice small laptop. No mention of battery size. It has to be relatively thirsty power wise. If you are going over the 4 lb mark anyway you might as well add a good size battery.
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