Of Viewsonic's new ULV lineup from last week it was the nettops that prompted the most interest. The Viewsonic VOT 130 and 132 (on the left) and the Viewsonic VOT 120 and 121 (on the right) offer such notable features as NVIDIA Ion (in the VOT 132), a magnetically-attached DVD drive (the 13x models) and 1.3GHz CULV processor (the VOT 121). NetbookNews stopped by for a couple of video hands-on demos with the nettops.
Video hands-on after the cut
The VOT 130 has an Atom N270 processor paired with Intel GMA950 graphics, up to 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, while the VOT 132 has a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom 330 CPU, NVIDIA Ion GeForce 9400M graphics, up to 3GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive. Each also gets WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, six USB 2.0 ports, a DVI port and ethernet, while the VOT 132 swaps DVI for HDMI. The DVD burner is magnetically attached, and Viewsonic include a stand which will accommodate the nettop on its own or with optical drive attached. They’ll apparently retail for the equivalent of $333 for the VOT 130 or $514 for the VOT 132.
Meanwhile the VOT 120 and VOT 121 nettops have Atom N270 and 1.3GHz CULV SU2700 processors respectively, paired with GS40 graphics, up to 2GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD. As shown in the video, they're designed for hanging off the back of your flatscreen monitor (which we're sure Viewsonic would prefer was from their own range). The VOT 120 will have an eSATA port, while the VOT 121 will have a multi-format card reader, and be priced at $301 and $423 respectively.
Viewsonic VOT 120/121 nettop:
Viewsonic VOT 130/132 nettop: