updated 01:00 pm EST, Fri January 2, 2009
FIC CW001 netbook at FCC
First International Computer is preparing a new netbook for the US, documents from the FCC show. Currently known only as the CW001 Mini-note, the computer has a 10.4-inch display, supporting resolutions up to 1024x600. As with a number of netbooks, the machine is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom processor and integrated graphics; it also contains 2GB of DDR2 RAM however, and uses a SATA II hard drive, as opposed to the lower-capacity SSDs found in some rivals.
Additional specifications include twin USB ports, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g wireless, and an unspecified version of Windows. Notebook-like features include an an optical drive, an ExpressCard slot, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a 4-in-1 card reader. The system's lithium-ion battery should provide 4.5 hours of power; no prices or release dates have been revealed.