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Toshiba readies 10-inch Dynabook UX
Pricey, but rather stylish
Toshiba has launched a new 10-inch netbook, and if you're probably getting sick of 10-inch netbooks which have nothing new to offer and look like they all came from the same litter, at least you'll like its looks.
The Dynabook UX is a rather slim machine, measuring 25.4-30.8mm at the thickest point, but we've seen thinner netbooks so it's no big deal. However, the designers toyed around with it quite a bit, and it's strongly reminiscent of recent Vaios and MacBooks. We like the keyboard, and the touchpad and chassis look classy, and they better be, as the Dynabook isn't what we'd call cheap.
Akibahara is reporting that it will sell for about 20 percent more than a similarly spec'd Aspire One, which means it should cost as much as an Eee PC S101, if not even more, €450-ish. We still don't know the exact EU prices, nor availability dates.
No surprises when it comes to hardware, although it's nice to see Toshiba went for the 1.66GHz Atom N280 on a 667MHz bus instead of the N270. Still, it's stuck with the 945GSE chipset. The screen resolution is 1,024x600, and you get 160GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. It measures 263×192.3×25.4～30.8mm and weighs 1.18 to 1.33kg, depending on the battery.
It will ship in two pretty stylish colour options and you can find the product page here.