In an unexpected turn of events, Onkyo from Japan has released what we here at Netbook Boards think is surely the cutest netbook to date.
All humor aside, the Sotec Hello Kitty C1 has basic features and, aside from its appearance, does not vary much from the standard netbook on the market. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, a 120GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch display. It also features two USB ports, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It runs XP as as well.
The most important feature, however, has not gone unnoticed – its laughably high price tag. At a pocket-emptying $890, you can expect to spend 3-500 dollars more for this thing than you would for a Dell Inspiron minus the decal.
Unfortunately for Sotec, only the most die-hard Hello Kitty fans or those uneducated about the market will waste money on this netbook.
In other news, check out ZDNet’s commentary on Apple’s refusal to enter the netbook market here.