Sotec has announced the Sotec WinBook WS334 and WS334B affordable ultraportable notebooks. These are not to be confused with the WinBook notebooks that are produced/sold in North America (although they may work together). It is powered by a Intel Celeron M 380 (1.6GHz) CPU, has a 12.1-inch non-widescreen display, and weighs in at around 3.5 pounds (with an internal optical drive no less).
It’s available starting saturday, April 29th, 2006. There are two models – the WS334 and the WS334B – the only difference, the WS334B has Microosft Office Personal 2003 (SP2) as opposed to StarSuite 8 (hence the WS334B is slight more expensive). They both ship with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (SP2). No word on availability outside of Japan/Asia. It’s priced at around 910 EUR/$1150 USD.
Source: Akihabara News