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Atom 330 ION netbook shows up in Japan
Multibook G22, courtesy of ASRock
Japan always gets the good stuff first, and this time around it got the first netbook based on a dual-core Atom and coupled with Nvidia's ION chipset. Actually, it's a 12-inch design, so we probably shouldn't even call it a netbook, as it looks more like a proper notebook.
It packs 2GB of memory, has a 320GB hard drive, an optical drive, HDMI, three USBs, Bluetooth 2.1, n-draft wireless, gigabit LAN and even a 56k modem, just in case you happen to travel back through time. However, its main selling point is the 12-inch 1,366×768 screen.
At 305×225x37.5mm and 1.92kg, it's pretty obvious it's quite a bit closer to notebooks than netbooks. In Japan it retails for about €439 without an OS, and we have no idea if it will show up in other markets anytime soon.