The new netbook from Sotec is unique in a lot of ways. The Japanese manufacturer usually doesn’t go overseas, but this netbook will see foreign markets. Furthermore, it has a 32 GB SSD, which is huge compared to similar netbooks.
It’s called the DC204A3, whatever that stands for, and uses a 1.6 GHz Atom N270, the 945 GSE chipset, 1 GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch display. Resolution is 1024 x 600.
The Sotec netbook uses Windows XP Home and a few USB 2.0 slots, audio I/O and is extremely thin. Sotec dropped VGA and Ethernet for the new netbook, but you can still use netbook accessories like the MIMO Companion touchscreens if you want external displays.
Japanese consumers can get their hands on the netbook soon for around $530, but the US release date is as of yet unknown.