After barebone laptops, OCZ preps a netbook

OCZ used to specialize in memory, but you might not know it by looking at the company’s latest products—barebone notebooks, funky game controllers, power supplies… and now, netbooks. Indeed, Expreview brings word (and photo evidence) that OCZ is about to hop right onto the netbook bandwagon.

OCZ apparently displayed the Neutrino netbook at CeBit last week. The 2.9-pound laptop has a 10″ 1024×600 display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, Intel integrated graphics, and a four-cell battery. The CeBit display card also mentions support for up to 2GB of RAM, 2.5″ storage devices (including one of OCZ’s own 250GB solid-state drives), and both Windows XP and Linux.

Expreview says the Neutrino “is expected to be available in two months.” Judging by the way the display card is laid out, this sounds like it might be another barebone machine. Of course, OCZ could just as well offer the Neutrino through system integrators. That’s what the firm did with its 17″ whitebook.

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    • OneArmedScissor
    • 11 years ago

    I was wondering why there was no PM45 17″. The 15.4″ is pretty reasonable if you need a better CPU than most more affordable laptops come with, but that’s a bit too small of a screen to me.

    Hopefully they’re waiting for a new update when the Radeon 4830 and 4860 come out. Laptops with decent discrete graphics have come down a lot, and you can get one with a 4850 for less than their 3870 barebones, so that wasn’t making much sense.

    • Zymergy
    • 11 years ago

    Ha Ha. Love the Beer Bottle in the pictures! You know, “for scale”…
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    • thermistor
    • 11 years ago

    #3…PONG FTW!

    (Sorry, Monday, need a laugh even if it is only my lame attempts at humor.)

    • Farting Bob
    • 11 years ago

    Yes SSD’s make perfect sense in netbooks, but 250GB SSD’s right now will at least double the price. Im not paying £700 for a netbook.

      • eitje
      • 11 years ago

      I imagine they subsidize the cost by using their own SSD drives.

    • Farting Bob
    • 11 years ago

    250GB SSD? In a netbook?
    Are they serious???

      • Xenolith
      • 11 years ago

      Probably. Nice having an energy efficient and large storage in these things. Increase battery life, and store all of that media goodness for the road trip.

      • dermutti
      • 11 years ago

      I would welcome more storage space in netbooks(tm). One of their main appeals to me is as a portable media player. Sure, a lot of mp3 players will also play video, but on a 2.5″ screen, it’s painful to watch for very long. But if a netbook had reasonable storage space, you could just rip all your CDs onto it along with several DVDs and still get internet functionality and light gaming abilities (well, at least if it came with not intel graphics).

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