The iiView A2 has most commonly been referred to as a MacBook Air clone, but I think it looks more like the Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell. On the inside, although it has most of the usual characteristics of a Netbook, it also has a few surprises!
Being the first person in Australia to receive the newly released iiView A2 Netbook, I wanted to share the unboxing experience with those of you who have your eyes on this "Baby PC".
This particular iiView A2 unit is almost identical to the final release version, but there are a few subtle and not-so-subtle differences, so watch the unboxing video and read the article to find out more...
The iiView A2 will be available in Australia from the 26 August 2009 right here on BabyPC.com.au, the official home of the iiView A2 in Australia.
Initially, the iiVew A2 will come in Black or White, with the possibility of some other colours being released later, depending on demand. The final release White model will have all white keys on the keyboard, unlike the black keys you see on this preview model.
The unit shown in this unboxing video came with Windows 7 Ultimate, however the model available to the public will have Windows 7 Home Premium (Release Candidate) preloaded, with a Windows Vista Home Premium license included, which makes it eligible for a free upgrade to the final release of Windows 7 Home Premium when it becomes publicly available from the 22 October 2009.
A more thorough hands-on review is now available here.
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