The BenQ Joybook Lite U101 was first announced last month, and at the time it looked like another case of netbook-by-numbers. It's only just now launched in Hong Kong, and according to these BenQ slides we may have missed a couple of distinctive features (as long as you remember that, in netbooks, "distinctive" can mean as little as an extra memory card supported). The screen is the key difference, being true 16:9 aspect rather than the more typical 16:10.
Full-sized BenQ Joybook Lite U101 slides after the cut
Next on the netbook hit-parade is BenQ's Joybook Lite U101. As has become increasingly common, the specs of the U101 are more of the netbook-by-numbers generic fare: a 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 display, together with an 8.9-inch version.
If you're in the market for a new BenQ netbook, but you think the environment is just one big conspiracy theory, the JoyBook Lite U102 may be the machine for you. Announced at the end of June, the U102 may not surprise with its spec-sheet - you're looking the usual Atom N270, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard-drive - but open it up and there's quite a distinctive touchpad. Check out NetbookNews's video hands-on after the cut.
Video demo after the cut