Viewsonic Outs Netbooks, Nettops

Dual-core Atom CPUs, nVidia Ion chipsets abound.

Viewsonic might not be an obvious candidate for launching a line of netbooks and nettops – with its reputation firmly entrenched in displays – but that hasn’t stopped it rolling out the VOT120, VOT121, VOT130 and VOT132 nettops and VBN100 and VNB101 netbooks.

Starting with the netbooks there’s no surprise to see both coming with 10.2in, 1,024 x 600 pixel displays 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. A 1.6GHz Atom N270 and 1.66GHz Atom N280 power the VNB100 and VNB101 respectively, both operating with Intel’s GMA 950 graphics.

The VNB offers a 4800mAh battery, three USB ports and weighs 1.4kg, versus the VNB101’s 3400mAh battery, two USB ports and 1.1kg weight. Further, the VNB100 has a multi-touch touchpad and a larger keyboard.

In less portable territories, the VOT120 and VOT121 come in the same chassis, but with notably different internals. The VOT120 features a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, on Intel’s 945GSE chipset with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The VOT121 has a more grown-up GS40 chipset and a 1.3GHz Pentium SU2700 CPU, coupled with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB drive.

Within the VOT130 and VOT132 things get more interesting. Well, actually the former isn’t particularly exciting with its 1.6GHz Atom N270GPU, Intel GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM and 160GB. The dual-core, 1.6GHz Atom N330 and nVidia Ion chipset powering the VOT132 are worth a second glance, however, coupled as there are with 2Gb of RAM and a 250GB drive.

The chassis itself is pretty snazzy, with 6 USB ports and an optional add-on DVD module with aesthetics to match the unit. Draft-N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet and both DVI and HDMI outputs aren’t too shabby, either.

No word on when these systems are likely to come to the UK, if at all, but word is they all should eventually.


Via Engadget.

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