malata pc-98905

Chinese PC maker Malata has introduced a whole slew of new netbooks recently. And they all look rather… familiar. The Malata PC-98905, PC-91009, PC-91013, and PC-91007 appear to be clones of the Sony Vaio P, Asus Eee PC 1008HA, Asus Eee PC 1005HA, and Asus Eee PC 1002HA respectively.

What’s interesting is that Malata claims that all three laptops are available with 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview processors (although the Vaio P clone is also available with and Intel Atom N270 or N280 processor).

Like most Sony Vaio P clones, the PC-98905 doesn’t get everything right. In addition to using a different version of the Atom CPU (which is probably a good thing), the laptop has an 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel screen instead of Sony’s 8 inch, 1600 x 768 pixel super-widescreen display. But the laptop does support 8GB to 32Gb of solid state storage, up to 2GB of RAm, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.

The Eee PC 1008HA clone has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and supports up to 320GB of hard drive space, 2GB of RAM, and has 802.11b/g/n WiFi.The PC-91013 has similar specs, but it has a 6 cell battery and a slightly bulkier design.

Like the other Eee PC clones, the PC-91007 takes its design cues from an Asus product, but the netbook features virtually identical specs to the other models in the lineup when it comes to the Atom N450 processor, 10 inch screen, hard drive, RAM, and WiFi options.

via Netbook

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4 replies on “Malata introduces Eee PC, Sony Vaio P clones”

  1. I like. Pricing and availability info is missing, will make a final judgement then.

    Finally a netbook with a proper thinkpad style like pointing device! I’m amazed every netbook doesn’t use one because it just makes so much sense when size is a premium.

  2. If it costs less than the ones it is a clone of, I can live with the limitations (especially if they cost about half of the ones they are a clone of). 🙂

  3. I think the PC-98905 is interesting even though it has standard netbook resolution. It looks to be about 1.5 inches wider than an Eee 900, but the extra width allows for a bigger keyboard, and the absence of the touchpad area cuts down a lot on overall size and weight. But too bad it’s impossible to have this size and shape and also have a long battery runtime.

  4. A Sorta-Sony P without a head ache inducing res and a better processor – i can get behind that!

    Just tell me the N450 & 32GB SD comes to $300 and I’m sold! 🙂

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