Manli’s new netbook, the M3, has fallen into the hands of NetbookNews over in Taipei, and they’ve done the only noble thing and unboxed it on video. While the M3 may look like every other netbook around, it does deliver one or two interesting features: a fingerprint reader, for security, together with an ExpressCard 34 slot, and inside there’s also a free mini PCI Express slot ideal for dropping in a 3G modem card or GPS receiver.
Video unboxing after the cut
Otherwise you’re looking at a pretty standard spec-sheet, with Intel’s Atom N270 1.6GHz processor doing its usual duty along with GMA950 graphics, paired up with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive. Connectivity includes the usual WiFi b/g, ethernet and three USB 2.0 ports, along with a VGA output, 3-in-1 memory card reader and audio in/out.
There’s also a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a chassis that unboxer Lars describes as feeling more compact than other 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 netbooks. The Manli M3 will be available in black, white, pink, red and green, though there’s no word on specific launch dates or pricing.