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iiView A2 Netbook Challenges MacBook Air in Style

iiView A2 Netbook Challenges MacBook Air in Style

The Apple MacBook Air is one good-looking notebook, but what if you want that same teardrop thin design in a smaller package? Apple doesn’t have a netbook for you just yet, but you could consider the newly revealed iiView A2. That’s two i’s, because having just one could draw some ire from Cupertino.

The iiView A2 hits up the higher end of the netbook scale, but no one will mistake it for a full laptop like the MacBook Air. It gets a 12.1-inch 1280xx800 resolution display, Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, Intel 945 chipset, and a 320GB hard drive.

With that 12.1-inch screen, the A2 is really only about an inch smaller than the MacBook Air, but this one comes with two USB ports. Take that, Apple! Rounding out the specs are a mini-HDMI port, 2-in-1 headphone/mic jack, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Ethernet, a six-cell battery… and Windows 7 RC1. The Vista Home Premium license is there too.

The Windows 7 will come pre-installed but the Vista license allows buyers to upgrade to a full build of Windows 7 when that is released in fall. And you can have all of this for the affordable price of $467. That is, if you are in Singapore. There’s no word on whether the iiView A2 will ever make it to our shores, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Source: Crunchgear

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  1. I've done a hands on review with video of the iiView A2 for those interested:
    http://babypc.com.au/2009081593/reviews/iiview-a2

    You can watch it on YouTube too:
    [youtube 8_dGYS1mhm8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_dGYS1mhm8 youtube]

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