ASUS' Eee PC 1004DN is one of the first generally available netbooks to include an integrated optical drive, something which has split opinions among aficionados of the segment. HKEPC have been playing with the Intel Atom N280/GN40 netbook and, while on paper it's an impressive prospect, the reality is that hardware and software just don't tally up quite yet.
MSI have announced an updated version of its Wind U100 netbook, complete with new color options and up to 7hrs battery life. The MSI Wind U100 PLUS now comes in "Rose Champagne" and "Metallic Blue" (the original three colors are still available) and uses the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, but still has the 10-inch 1024 x 600 display of its predecessor.
The first MSI Wind netbook to use Intel's Atom N280 processor, the U123, will go on sale in Japan on April 11th, priced at 49,800 yen ($507). The netbook has a 10-inch WSVGA display and comes as standard with 1GB of RAM, though unlike other Wind netbooks the U123 will support up to 2GB.
Shuttle have officially announced the X50 All-in-One touchscreen nettop, the company's Atom-based rival to the ASUS Eee Top and MSI Wind Neton. First seen back in January, the Shuttle X50 has a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 resistive touchscreen, Intel's Atom 330 dual-core processor and 1GB of memory.
Mouse Computer are better known around these parts for their DVD burner-toting netbook, but the Japanese company also has a nettop range. Latest of the diddy-desktops is this, the Mouse Computer Lm-M110S, based on Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive.
The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE has shown up in a variety of new colors, including the rather fetching brushed-aluminum finish you see here. In fact the 10.2-inch netbook will apparently be offered in six different colors: black, white, brushed-silver, blue, pink and onyx.
Full color range gallery after the cut
MSI have officially announced their all-in-one nettop. The MSI Wind NetOn AP1900, which was first spotted back in November, has an 18.5-inch WSXGA 16:9 display, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and both a 160GB SATA hard-drive and DVD burner. According to MSI, at full operating load the 35mm wide NetOn AP1900 requires just 35W, saving around 86-percent on a traditional PC.