This Netbook has an onboard DVD burner

Mouse Computer will be releasing at the end of January what is believed to be one of the first Netbooks with a built-in optical drive.

LB-F1500W Netbook with optical drive
Mouse Computer

Japanese PC firm Mouse Computer will be releasing at the end of January what is believed to be one of the first Netbooks with a built-in optical drive. The LB-F1500W will come with the standard Netbook specifications, including a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB hard disk, 1GB RAM, 10.2-inch (1,024x600) display, and Windows XP Home Edition.

We are not sure if onboard optical drives will be the way to go for Netbooks. While a DVD drive is a nice-to-have feature on a Netbook, especially for those planning to use it as a primary computer or entertainment device, it does add bulk to the overall portability of the device. Not to mention that the battery life will probably take a hit, too.

The high Japanese yen exchange rate is not helping things either, as the LB-F1500W's 64,800 yen ($729) retail price makes it as expensive as Asus' premium Eee PC, the S101.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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