Averatec To Launch 10-Inch Buddy Netbook

Averatec whom promised the release of a netbook a few months back finally revealed some details about its system yesterday. According to the company’s press release they have aptly named the 10-inch netbook  “Buddy” and it will run Intel’s Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP and packs a 160GB hard drive. The rest of the release was lacking official specs but this Korean Averatec site has it all (including images of overgrown students who seem really excited about the 10-incher). A closer look at the pictures of the Buddy reveals that the Averatec netbook is a rebranded ECS G10IL. We are confirming our suspicious with both ECS and Averatec, but a side-by-side look at the Averatec Buddy and the ECS G10IL is like staring at twins. We are big fans of the 10-inch ECS G10IL for its sleek form and comfortable keyboard. It also had built-in 3G capabilities. Updated: According to a North American Averatec contact the pictures released above and on the Korean Averatec site is not the unit that will come to the U.S. The Averatec Buddy that will hit the U.S. retail market will be a rebranded MSI Wind. The system will look like the orginal pictures we posted here. The Averatec Buddy will be sold at major online retailers and at its site for $449.

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  1. Andrew:: Says:

    It does look like ecs rebrand. i’ve also emailed averatec about when it’ll be released.

  2. John Says:

    It looks nice. But I think RAM extend to 2 G would be great!

  3. Pamela J. Scott Says:

    ked great. One thing to mention, I did install the 2GB RAM chip (the 667 MHz one), which went in easily and seems to be working well.

    So, that’s it. The Asus is working like a charm as I sit on my front porch in Sunny California, typing this review. I just need to do something about this @!?# glossy screen! ;-) Must shop for a matte film.

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