BenQ has recently announced the introduction of yet another Joybook portable PC, dubbed Joybook Lite U102. The new model has been featured with a 10-inch display and is part of the company's growing line of Atom-powered netbook systems. While the technical specifications resemble that of many 10-inch netbooks available in the market, BenQ's latest release packs a new external design, featuring a larger touchpad and a 90 percent-sized keyboard.
The full list of technical specifications of BenQ's new netbook is yet to become available, but it looks like the system will be powered by an Intel Atom processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard disk drive. The 10.1-inch display boasts a 1024 by 600 pixel resolution and is powered by Intel's integrated graphics solution. Additional features include a built-in webcam, WiFi, Ethernet, optional 3.75G HSUPA connectivity, a 4-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports and a Windows XP operating system. Overall, the Joybook Lite U102 looks like yet another Intel Atom-based 10-inch netbook looking for a place in the already crowded market.
The new Joybook Lite solution from BenQ will be available with a choice for a 3-cell or a 6-cell battery pack, providing the end-user with up to six hours of operation. In addition, to separate it from the pack, BenQ has tried to make some changes to the system's overall design. As a result, users will be able to take advantage of a 90 percent-sized keyboard, a larger touchpad and an overall netbook design that is only 1 inch thick and weighs in at about 1kg.
Although the netbook has already been made available in Taiwan, China and Thailand, there aren't any details regarding the pricing of the new ultraportable netbook. BenQ is yet to announce if the new model will be available worldwide.