Remember Apricot Computers? Well, they're back... in name, at least. Having been swallowed by Mitsubishi in the '90s, and finally killed off in '99, the brand was bought up a few months ago by a chap called Shahid Sultan.
Now Apricot is returning to the UK market with a netbook called the PicoBook Pro. Launched today, the device sports a 1.2GHz Via processor, a 60GB hard drive and what the company calls "WiMax support", although don't take this to mean it actually has WiMax built into it or anything - it just could, if there was any point to doing so.
It costs £279 for the SUSE Linux version (about £40 more for the XP version, as I recall from the event where I saw the thing last night), which means that, for the same cash, you could pick yourself up an Asus Eee 901. IMHO, you'd be better off with the 901. I wish Apricot luck, but I can't see why they've gone for that price point with that spec.
Anyway, if you do want to scoop up a bit of faux nostalgia, then visit the relaunched-today apricotcomputers.com website - it's the only place you can find the PicoBook Pro. I have asked for a review sample, to see if the thing grows on me, as it were, and will report back accordingly...