For a mere Php10,800, you can now buy your own nettop computer. Yes, make no mistake about it: we're living in the future.
Borne from the joint effort of Intel Philippines and the Commission on Information and Communications Technology, the low-cost nettop dubbed ‘Nettop ng Bayan 2.0' is now available in the market. It supersedes last year's model by replacing the Celeron 220 proc and upping the memory to 1GB. Despite the bumps, however, the computer itself isn't made for running Crysis, with only the most basic of components included:
- Intel Atom N270 processor
- 80GB HDD
- 1GB memory
- Keyboard and mouse
- LCD monitor
As Intel Philippines country manager Ricky Banaag put it, the Nettop ng Bayan 2.0 is geared towards "first-time PC buyers" who may use it for "educational purposes, or communicating with relatives abroad."
It's a pretty attractive deal, no matter how you look at it, but you'll have to consider that it doesn't ship with an OS. Awww...