Pretty much every major PC maker, with the exception of Apple, has a netbook on the market. But they’re not the only ones. Companies that aren’t really known for making computers, including Archos and LG have gotten in on the action. The latest company you wouldn’t expect to launch a netbook that did it anyway is Prolink, best known for making networking hardware.
The Prolink Glee TA-009 is a pretty typical looking netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, a 10.1 inch display, and a 3 cell battery. The netbook does have an internal HSUPA modem, which may be a plus for some people. But it’s also got a tiny touchpad with the left and right buttons pushed to the left and right sides instead of below the touchpad.
The Glee TA-009 will sell for the equivalent of about $468, although I wouldn’t be surprised if this particular model never makes it to the US.
At that price it is doubtful it will sell anywhere. So expect them to eventually figure that bit out and lower the price. Or exit the netbook business.
Still, there really isn’t much to recommend this one is there. In a way this is good, as netbooks become a commodity the prices will keep falling across the board.
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