ViewSonic joins the netbook fray with the VNB101

ViewSonic joins the netbook fray with the VNB101

Vendor announces new addition to netbook range

Visual display specialist, ViewSonic, has continued its assault on new markets with the release of a netbook – the VNB101.

Boasting an eight-second start up time and built-in wireless 802.11b/g, 10/100 Ethernet and built-in Bluetooth the unit is ViewSonic’s latest addition to its new all-in-one PC and netbook market.

Coming in a slim but sturdy 25mm case available in a range of colours, the vendor said in a statement the VNB101 is “extremely durable, resisting scratches and scuff marks with a high shine finish ensuring its colour will always remain vibrant and not fade overtime”.

The VNB101 is powered by an Intel Atom N280 processor and 1GB of memory and its 160GB hard drive comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP home. The company also claims the vivid 10” colour TFT Active Matrix LED-backlit display dispels less heat and is more energy efficient.

Although the VNB101 contains a 92 per cent standard keyboard it also incorporates multi-touch technology which allows user to browse web pages, zoom and rotate images and jump pages using only two fingers.

Earlier in the year, ViewSonic announced its intention to expand into the all-in-one PC and netbook range to subsidize their core products of monitors and projectors in time for Christmas.

The ViewSonic VNB101 will be available at Clive Peeters in Australia and Rick Hart in Western Australia from September 2009 for a RRP of $699 including GST.

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