NEC has joined the Netbook party with the LaVie Light. The 8.9-inch Netbook will be released--in Japan--on November 6, and when it is, the Sylvania G Netbook can rest easy because the LaVie Light will likely carry the mantle as the lamest Netbook in the land. The NEC LaVie Light serves up the typical Netbook specs--Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and XP Home--but wraps them in what appears to be a plain, unappealing, boxy black plastic shell. It weighs 2.6 pounds, and the 8.9-inch display features a 1,024x600 resolution. Like the 7-inch Sylvania G Netbook (and 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One), the mouse buttons reside on the side of the touchpad. Other features include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, an SD card slot, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.
NEC hasn't slapped a price on the LaVie Light yet, but unless this small piece of plastic comes free in my Frosted Flakes, it'll cost too much.