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Had enough of Netbooks yet? Viewsonic hopes not

Just in case you need another choice for Netbooks, Viewsonic is here to help you out.


Seems like you can't swing a dead thumb drive on a string around at CES without it hitting some vendor's new Netbook. Many are stepping into the Netbook ring--even vendors that have never tried anything like one before; Viewsonic is an example.

During CES, the company announced its first ever Netbook, called the Viebook. The Viebook weighs 2.6 pounds, has a 10.2-inch screen and is powered by a Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM.

The Netbook also features a 160GB hard drive, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel Webcam, and a 4-in-1 card reader. In addition, the system comes with Windows XP Home installed, and Viewsonic claims a 3-hour battery life.

The system will debut in February 2009 for $429.