BenQ have just launched the BenQ Joybook Lite U101, or simply BenQ U101 for short. It’s fairly similar to the other netbooks currently on the market, but thats nothing unusual. One thing that is different on the BenQ U101 is it’s 10.1-inch LED LCD, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (rather than 16:10), which gives it a resolution of 1024 x 576 pixels, which is ideal for wide screen movies etc, but also give you a few less pixels hight wise.
Elsewhere on the BenQ Joybook U101 there is an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB or DDR2 RAM, Intel 945GSE chipset, and a choice of either 80-160GB hard disk drive, or 4-16GB of the SSD drive type.
There is a 1.3 megapixel webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, and is available in either blue, white, pink or black color options. The BenQ Joybook Lite U101 weight 1.1kg, has a nice 90% full sized keyboard and comes with Windows XP Home.
Hopefully we will see the BenQ U101 for around $499 in the states sometime soon.