NEC announced in Japan its new LaVie Light BL300 series netbook, including the BL350, BL310 and BL300 models. All of them sport Intel’s Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a 10.1-inch 1024×600 LCD dsplay, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity.
The BL350 include either 16GB SSD and 160GB hard drive and a bigger battery offering 7.4 hours of use while the BL310 and BL300 comes with 160GB hard drive and provides 4.2 hours of operation time. The BL350 weighs 1.32kg and BL310/BL300 weigh 1.14kg.
There is also the LaVie Light BL100 netbook that has an Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 16GB SDD, and a 10.1-inch 1024×576 display. It supports WiFi and offers 3.2 hours of battery life. It weighs 1.07kg.
All the above models run Windows XP Home SP3. The BL310 model will include also Microsoft Office 2007. They will be released on 4 June.