Averatec Buddy netbook in the wild; 3DMark benchmarked

Oct 22, 2008
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The Averatec Buddy netbook officially launched in the US last week, but we're only now seeing the first live shots come through.  AVING were on hand to take the 10.2-inch budget ultraportable on a whirlwind tour of what looks to be a park and a library, though it's not certain what the netbook's 1.6GHz Atom processor and 1GB of RAM thought of the adventure.

Other specs include a 160GB hard-drive, WiFi b/g and a 4-in-1 memory card reader.  As usual there are three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, audio in/out and a webcam; Averatec rate the 6-cell Li-Ion battery as good for up to five hours use.

AVING ran some benchmarks and the Buddy rated a not especially impressive (though neither all that surprising) 85 3DMarks in 3DMarks06.  US price is around $479.99, though that might be with the 3-cell, rather than the 6-cell pack.


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