NEC announced today it had entered the netbook market, with the release of its 8.9-inch Versa N1100 based on Intel's Atom processor.
The NEC Versa N1100
The netbook, weighing in at 1.17kg, will run Windows XP. Additional specifications include a 160GB HDD, Wi-Fi (a/g), 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 1,024x600 resolution display and a webcam. They keyboard on the N1100 is 10 per cent smaller than a standard keyboard, while the system comes with a one year warranty.
Priced at AU$749, NEC said the netbook would be available in the middle of November this year. Compared to the diverse range of netbooks now available (see table below), NEC's offering is middle of the range in both price and weight.
|Vendor||Netbook||Weight (kg)||Price (AU)|
|Asus||Eee PC 1000||1.45||$699|
|Dell||Inspiron Mini 9||1.035||$599|
|OLPC||XO||1.45||Not for retail sale|