A Netbook Desktop?

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.


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