OCZ Neutrino 10in DIY Netbook
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-07-2009
Provided by: OCZ Technology

When the netbook started becoming popular, I immediately and soundly dismissed it as just another pared down, over-priced consumer electronics gimmick. Even when the enthusiast crowd started proudly displaying netbooks in their forum signatures, I at least decided that there was no place on my desk for a netbook. Little did I know, a netbook was the perfect complement to my computing arsenal.

With only a desktop tower, a netbook was the perfect candidate to fill my mobile computing void. Before I knew it, I was using my MSI Wind U100 regularly and loving it. Nevertheless, the thought of giving into large brand-name companies and purchasing a pre-configured system irks me to this day. Enter the OCZ Neutrino 10” DIY Netbook.

Today's review sample, the OCZ Neutrino, gives the consumer a little bit of wiggle room outside of the norm of entirely preconfigured netbook systems. The Neutrino arrives without hard-drive, RAM, or operating system, leaving the purchase and installation of these components entirely up to the user. Because those are the only internal components that really vary between netbooks, all of the choice you might want in specifying a netbook is yours. Full specifications on the Neutrino, from the OCZ website, are:

- Weight: 2.86lbs
- Dimensions: 263(W) x 185(D) x 19.6~27(H)mm
- Display: 10” WSVGA (1024x600), LED Backlight
- Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 1.6 GHz (533MHz FSB)
- Integrated 512KB L2 Cache
- Core Logic: Intel® 945GSE + ICH7M

- Integrated Intel® 945GSE Graphics
- 1 PCI-Express Slot(for 34mm Mini Card)
- 2 High Quality Speakers (1.5W)
- Integrated Micro Pad
- 83 Keys with inverted-T cursor keys, Windows Hotkeys
- 1 VGA port, 1 RJ-45 port, 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 DC-in Jack,1 Headphone Jack
- 4 cell 2200mAh battery Removable Smart Battery Pack
- Built-in 1.3MP Digital Video Camera with built-in Microphone
- Wireless 802.11 b/g/

Equipped For (Not Included):
- Up to 2GB DDR2-667 (1 SODIMM Socket)
- 30GB-250GB Solid State Drive
- Supports up to 2.5” 250GB Hard Disk Drive at 5400 RPM
- 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS-Pro)
- PCI-Express 34mm Mini Card
- Supports Kensington Lock Security Devices
- External Display up to UXGA 1600 x 1200
- Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista and gOS/Ubuntu Linux

Continue on as we take a closer look at the Neutrino.

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