Another Taiwanese manufacturer, Hannstar, has churned out another Netbook clone, the Hannsnote, as a follow up to its popular but sometimes exotic LCD and Television models (sold under the HannsG and HannSpree brands respectively).
The netbook market is already crammed and the Hannsnote unfortunately does not bring anything new, except perhaps a slightly lower price. The device will be available in glossy "piano black" and "ice white" finishes.
The rest of the configuration sticks to the current netbook template: an Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard disk drive, a 10-inch screen, a full size keyboard (or possibly nearly full), 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery and a weight of 1.2Kg.
Other specs include three USB, an Intel 950 Chipset, a 1.3Mp webcam and a memory card reader. Expect this MSI Wind Lookalike to be on sale for roughly £290.
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Shame on Hannspree for not doing something more exciting than just rebadging a yet another netbook. We would have loved to see something along the lines of the Boston LCD screen which comes with a fake wooden finish. The Hannsnote is still too expensive compared to the likes of the Asus 100x series.
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