10 inch netbook News and Updates

Asus Eee PC 1002H now in available Australia

The new Asus Eee PC 1002H netbook is now in stores in Australia. The 10-inch widescreen model is similar to the 1002HA. However, it features a chiclet keyboard and an Intel Atom N280 processor. Thus, supporting a battery life of about 4 to 6 hours. It is coming with a price tag of 769 – 879 AUD.

Taran reviewed the EEE 1000HE a couple of weeks back and he was not so much pleased with the chiclet keyboard. I’m yet to try one of these though.

HP Mini 1000 now with more storage options

HP have updated the storage options available for the HP Mini 1000 Series. It is now possible to get the netbook with SSD memory with either 16GB capacity or 32GB capacity, whereas the hard drive capacity has been upgraded to 80GB, which is quite minimal for most netbooks. Its other customizable options include 512MB or 1GB of RAM, 8.9 or 10.1 inch display and a choice between 3-cell and 6-cell battery.

[via EeePC]

Samsung launches 3G netbook N310 in Korea

Samsung launches its stylish, premium, international design award-winner netbook- the N310 in Korea. It features a curved-design finish without LCD display frame. Its specifications are:

  • 10.1 inch LCD screen
  • Intel Atom processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • Wifi, HSDPA and WiBRO
  • 1.3 MP webcam
  • 3 USB ports
  • 3-in-1 memory card reader
  • Battery life of 5 hours

The Samsung N310 weighs about 1.23kg and is available in Turkey blue and Red orange colors in Korea at a suggested price between 900,000 (KRW) and 1,000,000 (KRW) or $620 to $690.

[via Aving USA]

Samsung N120 now goes on sale

Finally, Samsung’s announced its long-awaited N120 netbook for a not so desirous price of $465.99. Its available in two shades – black and white. Nothing unusual or rare about its features yet to put them down, here they come:

  • 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1,024 x 600 resolution panel
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 3-in-1 multicard reader
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Ethernet jack
  • a “2.1-channel” sound system
  • 6-cell battery
  • Windows XP Home

[via Engadget]

Toshiba unveils the UX Series Netbooks

Toshiba launches its new 10.1 inch widescreen range of netbooks in Japan this week, with a price tag of £400. The UX Series boasts of a longer battery life of about 4 hours compared to the NB100 netbook with battery life of 2.9 hours. However, inspite of its larger screen the model is smaller, at 263 x 192 x 31mm and weighs between 1.2 and 1.3Kg depending on the configuration. The other specifications are same as many other netbooks in the market, like:

  • Intel’s N280 Atom processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution

The new netbook from Toshiba looks very promising. The chicklet keyboard seems to be of much better quality than the found on ASUS EEE 1000HE (reviewed here)

[via pc watch]

Stone announces Neo 101 netbook

The Stone Neo 101 will join the netbook family with the usual netbook-ish specifications even though being priced at a high £275 (about $400). It will be available in UK, from 1st May, with an unusual three-year warranty. Its features include:

  • 10.1-inch widescreen display
  • 1,024 x 600 resolution
  • optional internal 3G
  • a pair of USB ports
  • 34mm PCI-Express Card expansion

Stonegroup [via Techdigest]

Archos unveils it's own Netbook

We know very well Archos for it’s PMPs and MIDs. But now, Archos is all set to join the netbook battle. They are going to release a 10.2-inch netbook, Archos 10. But, they are themselves not making this netbook. It is just a rebranded Hasee MJ125, which has plain Jane netbook specs. Perhaps that the reason, they quitely unveiled it at CES 2009.

Here are the Not-so-Exciting Features:

  • 10.2-inch screen
  • Intel Atom 1.6 Ghz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • Windows XP
  • Wi-Fi
  • Webcam
  • 3 USB ports
  • 3-cell battery

There is no official information about it’s price yet. However, judging by it’s specifications, it should be around $350-$399.