Local manufacturer PROLiNK has recently announced their new netbook product which comes in the form of Glee TA-009. Let’s see how good it is compared to the other mini notebook PCs/netbooks in the market.

PROLiNK (under local company FIDA International Singapore Pte Ltd) is best known for their networking and display products, it looks like their portfolio have diversified even further with the introduction of their new netbook product.

Even though the netbook market looks extremely promising since the ASUS Eee PC, with manufacturers including Samsung getting back into the game and Sony jumping onto the wagon this year (Note that Sony does not call their Atom-powered products netbooks), it is certainly not surprising that manufacturers such as PROLiNK would be getting into this market too.

For this review, PROLiNK sent us their latest Glee TA-009 netbook which claims to be portable and greener alternative to the mainstream laptops. We find it weird that the manufacturer would come up with a name like “Glee”, though it could imply that the netbook aims to bring joy and delightful experience to the users.

Before we go on, here’s a look at its hardware offerings:-

ProcessorIntel Atom N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
ChipsetMobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
Memory1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (up to 2048MB max)
Hard disk160GB 5400rpm SATA 
GraphicsMobile Intel GMA 950
Display10.1-inch TFT LCD w/backlight (1024×600)
Web cameraBuilt-in 1.3-megapixel 
Audio/VisualHD Audio, stereo speakers, headphone/line out, 
 microphone in, integrated 2MP webcam (w/mic)
Wireless supportIntel 802.11 b/g (optional 3G card)
Card readerMemory Stick, MS Pro, MMC and SD
Ports and connectors3x USB2.0, VGA, microphone in, RJ-45
 headphone/line out, power connector
BatteryLithium-Ion 3-cell 2200mAh per cell (or 6-cell 2400mAh)
Operating systemLinux / Windows XP (optional)
Dimension264 x 180 x 300 mm
Weightstarts at 1.11kg
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