ARCHOS announced the launch of its first mini laptop, the small ARCHOS 10. With less than 2.8 pounds, the ARCHOS 10 features a 10.2" (1024 x 600) LED screen, 160GB hard drive storage and 1GB RAM of memory.
The devices is based on an Intel Atom processor and comes with Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
It brings together a range of communication technologies, including 802.11b.g wireless, a 10/100 ethernet LAN, and is USB 3G ready.
In addition, ARCHOS mini laptop pairs a 1.3M pixel webcam with Skype software for free voice and video calling or instant messaging.
On the software and content side, the ARCHOS 10 comes loaded Lotus Symphony - Working Suite, XnView photo editor and vTuner Web Radio & TV player as well as BitDefender Antivirus 2009 and Parental Filter, as a 6 months free full version.
In addition, US$50 of ARCHOS Media Club movies and 50 Free Songs (first-time signup & credit card required) plus a free music download every day from eMusic's 5 million track catalogue are offered.
"The ARCHOS 10 is ideally suited for the first-time buyer or as a supplement to a primary notebook. Its competitive price and practical functionality provide customers a user friendly way to access the Internet, email, work and social network, in total security," said Henri Crohas, ARCHOS chief executive officer. "It is also one of the first mini laptops to provide direct access to media on the move, allowing users to download movies and songs or access Web TV and Radio channels directly from their laptop."
The ARCHOS 10 will be available from February 2009, with a recommended retail price of US$399 for a 3 cell model and US$449 for the 6 cell model.