Jan 26 2009

Optical Drive On A Netbook? We Aren’t Kidding

Mouse Computer is a Japanese PC firm with a new product in its sights. You guessed it – it’s a netbook.

This new netbook will be the first ever featuring a built-in optical drive. It’s called the LB-F1500W netbook, but aside from the optical drive you don’t need to stress about the specs – it uses the formula we’ve gotten to know quite well. The LB-F1500W will use a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU, have a 160 GB HDD, 1 GB of RAM, and have a pretty standard 10.2-inch 1024×600 pixel display. The OS is Windows XP, so this is pretty much your run-of-the-mill netbook… except for the optical drive.

Mous LB-F1500W

Finding a netbook with an optical drive is an especially big deal considering the number of netbook returns made due to consumers mistaking it for a miniature DVD player. I guess when they pick up the LB-F1500W, they’ll be pleased to find a computer in their device!

The new netbook will be out at the end of this month. The unfortunate news is that the optical drive has bumped up the price of the netbook. That along with a high exchange rate for the yen puts this netbook at about $729 USD.

Via CNet.

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