We have mentioned about low cost netbooks such as the one offered by SungWorld and Jointech but If you still prefer to have X86 architecture based netbook solution like those being delivered by famous Intel Atom, you may be interested on this piece of news. Just recently, IBM has collaborated with Simmtronics and Cananical with a new development of an extremely low cost Intel Atom N270 based netbook targeted for budgeted users.
As similar to other commonly available netbooks in existing market, the new machine will be equipped with a 10.1-inch LCD display with 1024 x 768 resolutions. Powered by Intel Atom N270 that running at 1.6GHz maximum frequency, it provides sufficient CPU resource to handle normal office applications as well as web browsing. Further backed up by 1GB DDR2 memory RAM and 160GB hard disk drive, it is quite similar to other existing netbooks which seems to enjoy much higher profit margin as compared to this cost-down version. Some other specifications include commonly available USB and Ethernet ports, a three-cell battery pack, a 1.3MP webcam and many more. Another great feature that worth to be mentioned here including an IBM client for Smart Work that combines IBM Lotus Symphony with LotusLive cloud services. However, it doesn’t mention about WiFi module which could be quite an important feature for true mobile computing without relying on wired network.
Preloaded with Ubuntu Operating under Linux distribution, the machine is already available for pre-order now and at a retail price of merely $190, it is definitely an ideal mobile companion especially for those budgeted constraint users that would like to get rid of ARM architecture for performance boost with X86 core at similar price range.