Packard Bell to launch the dot s_C netbook in Europe by the end of March
According to a report from Notebook Italia, the Dutch PC manufacturer (which is also a subsidiary of Acer) Packard Bell is in the process of releasing an upgraded dot s netbook, dubbed dot s_C, in Europe. The new mini-laptop will supposedly be available to customers on the Old Continent in late March for €280 (or approximately $370).
The dot s_C netbook appears to be a refreshed version of the already existing Packard Bell dot s Series. Moreover, this light and thin portable computer will pack a Cedar Trail Intel Atom N2600 CPU which houses two processing cores (4 threads) clocked at 1.6GHz and the integrated Intel GMA 3600 graphics card. Weighing just 1.3kg, the new PB mini-laptop is equipped with a 10.1-inch LCD LED-backlit widescreen display that offers a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
The dot s_C will reportedly be only 24mm at its thickest point and will come with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB mechanical HDD. In addition, the device packs a Wireless LAN 802.11n adapter, three USB 2.0 ports (no USB 3.0 port, though), an HDMI output and an SD card reader slot.
Other features include a 6-cell 4400mAh battery that has an autonomy period of up to 8 hours after a single charge, a Windows 7 Starter operating system and a built-in 3MP web camera.