The Intel Atom-powered 8.9″ NEC LaVie Light netbook has been announced. So far it’s being listed as only available in Asia / Japan. This may change over time of course. It’s being positioned in a slightly more expensive area than most netbooks, at around $650 USD, but the design is definitely nice.
The documentation claims a maximum of 1GB of memory, with 0 slots free. Whether you can insert a 2GB DIMM in there, or it’s soldered directly to the systemboard is unknown at this time.
– Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU
– Windows XP Home
– 1GB RAM
– 160GB HDD
– Has some durability enhancements in case of falls
– NEC.co.jp/press/ (translated – Japan)
– Impress.co.jp (translated – Japan)
– Thanks to Tim for emailing us.