This Japanese netbook is notable for two things. The first is its branding: it is infested with various adorable, blob-like monster chans from the realm of Japanese children’s television.That implies an interesting future for netbooks as children’s laptops… an intuitive leap, and a superficial solution to the problem of differentiating identically specced netbooks from one another in a crowded space.
But hell, I just love the metallic lime green. Gadgets need more color, and short of Dell and Acer’s chromatic forays, the netbook pallette is just depressingly monotone and bleak. Cheap plastic just looks even grungier in Inspiron black or Apple white. Netbooks are tiny enough to be carried everywhere: they may well become the technological fashion accessories that phones have become. There’s a requirement that they stay cheap, but not look cheap… and vibrant color’s a good way of doing that. Let’s see more of this, please.