The U230 Light might look tinier than the 12.1-inch U230 original, but it still manages to weigh 3.3 pounds. Here's what's inside that more petite frame:
- 11.6-inch LED-backlit display (1,366 x 768 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio)
- Windows 7 Home Premium OS
- AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6GHz CPU
- ATI Radeon HD 3200 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 250GB hard drive
Unfortunately for this netbook, despite using "60% less" energy than comparable netbooks, it looks like there's only four hours of battery life per charge on this machine.
The Wind12 U230 Light netbook is available now for $399.99. Given that you've basically got the same computer as the original except half an inch shaved off the display, it's a slightly better deal than the U230 priced at $429.99. Unless you really want a slightly-larger screen.