The BenQ Joybook Lite U101 netbook is not new on the scene. It has already been released in China. However, it is just now getting its debut in the maker's home market, Taiwan. So, if you've been keeping your eye on this one, now might be your chance to buy.
In case you might have forgotten, the Joybook Lite U101 features a LED-backlit 10.1-inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1280 x 800 resolution. Running off of a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, this netbook is available in both 120GB or 160GB hard drive sizes or in 4GB or 16GB SSD options.
You can also choose to have the netbook preloaded with either Windows XP Home or Linux. Other specs include an Intel 945GSE chipset with 512MB memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a HSUPA wireless data module and more. It comes with a 4-in-1 memory card reader and a pair of 1.5W speakers. You can get the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 now in Taiwan for about $500.