The netbook market is doing so well that other companies that are more well-known for making tech devices other than netbooks are starting to jump on board.
ViewSonic, a company that’s pretty well-known for making LCD monitors, has recently announced that they will be launching two new models of netbooks – the VNB100 and VNB101.
Since these netbooks have similar names, you may at first think that they possess similar qualities. Upon further examination though, you may notice that the cheaper model (VNB100) actually offers more features than its brother, the more stylish VNB101.
First, a bit about the VNB100:
This netbook has a 10.2″ display with 1024×600 resolution. It’s powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor and has 1 GB of RAM and a 160 GB hard drive.
Other tech specs for this machine include Wi-Fi, a card reader, three USB ports, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Sounds like the average Joe netbook right? Well, this machine is unique in that it also comes with an Expresscard slot.
The dimensions of the VNB100 are 253mmx189mmx36mm. The unit weighs roughly 1.4 kilograms.
And now, about the VNB101:
This pricier netbook has the same screen size and resolution as the VNB100 and is powered by a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 processor. It has the same memory and hard drive specs as that of the VNB100 as well.
Other tech specs for this machine include Wi-Fi, a card reader, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 0.3 megapixel webcam (yes, 0.3!).
This ViewSonice netbook model is thinner than its brother (27mm instead of 36mm) and is also lighter, with a weight of roughly 1.1 kilograms.
The battery life for both models is currently unknown, but the netbooks are rumored to be available in the Asia-Pacific by later this month. Also rumored is a European release later during the year.
The VNB100 will be available in four different colors (black, white, yellow and pink), while the VNB101 will be available in three different colors (black, red, and champagne).