Japanese netbook features optical drive, still holds on to ‘netbook’ moniker


In yet another move to further blur the line between netbooks and notebooks, Japan’s Mouse Computer will be shipping the LB-F1500W netbook at the end of January, complete with a built-in DVD burner. Now all the company needs to do is swap out the Atom chip for a full-blown Pentium and we can start calling everything a notebook again.

Everything else about the computer is pretty standard — 10.2-inch screen at 1024×600 resolution, 1.6 GHz Atom CPU, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP – except the price, which is around $729 when converted from Yen to dollars.

[via Crave]