Before we start, to be honest that I don't have Axioo Pico, but I'd like to post a Axioo Pico netbook review.
Netbook term means sub-notebook, mainly be used only for light-working and Internet browsing activities. You might be already noticed some PC manufacturers trying to deliver this kind of small laptop to market. Currently in Indonesia, netbook is still a new term with small market, that will be booming in few years ahead.
The first and successful one is Asus Eee PC. Long queue on its first launching means that people really needs affordable laptop. Another Taiwan company, MSI also launched MSI Wind Netbook on May 2008. And in this post I'd like to talk about relatively new Singapore-based PC manufacturer Axioo with its latest product: Axioo Pico.
Axioo Pico comes with Intel Atom processor, which is specially designed for ultra-portable device (Rumours said that Apple Macbook will also use this kind of Intel brain). From 1km view distance you might guess this notebook is an Apple because its white color, but it is not.
- Processor: Intel Atom 1.6GHz
- RAM: Visipro 1GB PC-5300
- LCD: 10in WXGA 1024x600
- Storage: Seagate 160GB SATA
- Graphics: Intel GMA 950
- No CD/DVD Drive
- Ethernet port, WIFI
- Integrated Camera 1.3M
- Windows XP Home Pre-Installed
- Weight: 1.1 Kg
Pros: Besides its 1.1 Kg weight, it comes with 160GB Harddisk and licensed Win XP. Do you know about Axioo Pico price? around IDR 5 million (\<USD 600) sold in its own online store or S\$740 in Singapore. A very cheap bargain to buy this laptop and put it for home-use. Or you can bring it anywhere just to surf Internet from any free wifi cafe.
Cons: no optical drive could be a disaster. Unlike Asus Eee PC uses SSD type storage, Pico uses traditional harddisk so you can bring it for jogging along with iPod, right?