Archos 10-inch Netbook

Archos, a company known for its portable media players, takes a step into the Netbook craze with a Netbook of its own.

Archos, a popular maker of Portable Media Players and Mobile Internet Devices, is joining the Netbook fray by releasing one of its own.

Earlier this week, the company announced the availability of its new 10-inch Netbook on its online store. The Netbook was originally slated for release in April, but because it was announced at CES in January, I guess the company felt ready for prime time. Finally, Archos is said to be working on several new versions based on Intel's Moorestown platform, which will replace Intel's current Netbook and MID platform sometime in 2010.

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For now, let's take a quick look at the specs of the Archos 10, which will sound awfully familiar, especially to those people who've either purchased a Netbook or done some research on getting one.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home edition
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Processor
  • 160 GB hard drive
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • Multi-card reader slot, Wi-Fi, and 3G USB ready
  • 3 USB ports
  • 10.2-inch WXGA screen at 1024x600 resolution

The Archos 10-inch Netbook is now available for purchase for $399 with the standard three-cell battery, or for $449 with the extended six-cell battery.

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