Viewsonic has announced the availability of their first PC. An All-in-One model with an 18.5″ screen called the VPC100. Resolution is tiny for such a large screen (1366 x 768), but what’s really surprising is that the specs are all essentially that of a netbook:
- Atom processor (not even the N280, it’s the older N270)
- Intel integrated graphics
- 1GB RAM
- XP Home
- 160 GB drive
Sure, it has a few more ports than a netbook but, really, this thing is just a netbook with a bigger keyboard and a screen that’s overkill for the resolution. And at $600 it’s much more expensive and not even portable. Huh?
This makes no sense to me, and I think buyers are going to be disappointed when they find out their desktop PC is a cheap netbook in more expensive clothes. I think Viewsonic made a PC for the gullible.