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FSC has a 12-inch dual-core for ?399
FSC is know for its cheap, and often ghastly notebooks, and the U9200 is no exception. At €399 the new U9200 SKU is very cheap, but unfortunately it is also very, very ugly.
It's a 12.1-inch notebook, powered by an Intel T2390 dual-core, it packs 2GB of memory and a 120GB hard drive. Considering €399 is netbook money, all this sounds very impressive, as you get a proper dual-core, enough memory for Vista, and a 1280x800 non-glare screen.
At 1.8kg, it's even not that heavy, although it still weighs more than Samsung's NC20, Dell's Inspiron 12 or HP's DV2. However, it's still more than €100 cheaper than any of them, and it has more than enough muscle top with the floor with them.
There's only one catch. It ships without an OS. Well, it ships with FreeDOS, but that's hardly a serious OS. If you've got a Vista license to spare, or if you're a penguin lover, this shouldn't be an issue.
The lowest list price currently stands at €374, but the lowest available price is €399, in Germany, here. Unfortunately, although it's dirt cheap, and packs a fair bit of muscle, we don't think that many people will get one, as it just looks horrible.