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Intel NetBook computer leaked?

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue March 18, 2008

Intel NetBook leak?

A secret in spite of the sibling NetTop platform's unveiling, photos and specifications have allegedly leaked for Intel's forthcoming NetBook. An employee with a US OEM claims to have obtained a sample system, intended for educational purposes; the computer runs Windows XP Pro, and operates on a 900MHz Celeron processor with 512MB of RAM, a 40GB hard drive and an Ethernet connection. The screen measures nine inches, and a conspicuous handle allows quick transport.

Crucially, the OEM worker claims that the computer will be available in June, at a price of approximately $400. This puts it in the same price range as ASUS' popular Eee PCs, which typically ship with Linux, a seven-inch screen, and a 4 or 8GB SSD drive. The specifications of the leaked NetBook conflict with earlier rumors however, which pegged the price at $250-300, and the processor as one of Intel's new Diamondville-spec Atom chips. [via Tech Corner]






by MacNN Staff

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  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    I'd rather have

    a used iBook from ebay, thank you very much.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    So Ugly

    No thanks!

  1. macuserssmelllikebum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    interesting

    why would any regular on MACNN care about a S***** little notebook with a Celery processor running XP?

    Shouldn't that be news on PCNN?

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Wow!!!

    1. A used clamshell would be much less powerful. 2. It is ugly. 3. Why the choice of vulgar language? What purpose does it serve?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: i'd rather have

    a used iBook from ebay, thank you very much.

    Not me. I've got a used iBook. It barely can run for 45 minutes before dying. And that's assuming it doesn't lock up on me before then.

    One of Apple's poorly designed/engineered machines of the 21st century (up there with the exploding powersupply PowerMac G5s, the bulging capacitor iMacs).

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    re: i'd rather have

    Wow, do you do any kind of maintenance on it? My brother-in-law has a G4 800MHz that works beautifully with a Newer battery AND it runs Leopard just fine. But you can have your 900MHz *crippled* celery (I love it) processor, 9" screen and 40GB drive. I am sure it will be a 'rocket!'

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    screen

    and look at how low the resolution is on that screen, the windows task bar takes up 1/5th of the screen.

  1. chulitomio

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yes no used ibook

    Because I too, would like to complain about the performance of a years old battery, and like to also unequivocally state that if I have a product with a problem, then by logical extension, all other matching models share the same or worse problems.

    Take this, logical thought process! BAM!

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    1/5 of the screen?

    Umm, how about avoiding the sarcasm and be a bit more accurate.

    I love the 1/5 comment, because it is inaccurate, but brings up the point that this machine would still have a much better resolution than the 800x600 on the old ibook clamshell.

  1. NetbookComputers.com

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    I'll Drink to you, Intel

    A toast to Intel for its great success with the Atom processor. One problem: They cannot keep up with demand and are scrambling to make facilities to produce the chips.
    Intel Asia announced that they expect to sell 100,000,000 units by 2011. That is hard to believe.

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