ECS is showing off a new 10 inch Olivetti netbook with a super-slim design. Netbook news got a chance to check the netbook out at Computex last week, and while it doesn’t look all that exciting on paper (1024 x 600 pixel display, Intel Atom N270 processor, 2 USB ports, 1.8 inch hard drive), it looks awfully nice on video.
The reason for the 1.8 inch hard drive is because you just can’t easily fit a 2.5 inch hard drive in a laptop this thin. The Olivetti netbook also has very few physical ports. There are 2 USB ports on the back, as well as what looks like a proprietary port that may work with a VGA adapter. The sides are almost bare, with only space for a power adapter, headphone jack, and flash card reader.
ECS also incorporated the status LEDs onto the button below the touchpad, which looks pretty cool — until you actually start using the laptop. Still, it’s an interesting design decision and it’s nice to see a netbook that doesn’t look like every other mini-laptop on the market.
There’s no word on pricing or availability.
You can check out a hands-on video from Netbook News after the break.
This is already being sold in Brazil by Positivo Informática, they call it the “Mobo Red” (Mobo is the name of their line of netbooks). Looks REALLY nice, has a nice keyboard too. Official site at: https://bit.ly/dyT2PO
But it costs about US$ 800 here. Yeah, computers are REALLY expensive in Brazil when compared to the US, and even a basic no-frills netbook might cost you US$ 450.
I did a YouTube video of it during the launch event. Link: https://bit.ly/9Z0dBA
How can it have two different names?
ECS is an OEM, so it’s quite likely that they have sold this model to more than one company.
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