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OCZ Neutrino DIY 10-inch Netbook - The OCZ Neutrino Up Close

OCZ's Neutrino DIY netbook is in our labs today. Is this the netbook for you? - Read on to find out.

| Netbooks (EOL) in Laptops | Posted: Jun 2, 2009 6:55 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

The OCZ Neutrino Up Close

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

Once the Neutrino is extracted from its wrapping you get a nice view of the glossy black finish of the machine.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

Here is the back of the Neutrino; the only things here are the Kensington lock port and the VGA output.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

Thanks to the black color of the Neutrino, it's hard to see what's on the right side of the machine. The Ethernet port, power port, a USB port and the memory card reader are on the right side of the machine.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

The front edge of the netbook has the mic and headphone ports and you can see the activity lights on the left side of the machine.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

On the left side of the machine is another USB port and something that many netbooks are missing -- a 34mm PCI Express slot.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

This shot is of the bottom of the Neutrino before the cover was removed to install the SSD and RAM.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

This is a shot of the screen; note that the screen uses a matte finish and glare is much less of an issue than with netbooks and notebooks using glossy screens.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

The keyboard of the machine is good for a netbook. The spacing is as expected and the right shift key is where it belongs.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

This is the screen with the protective scratch coating removed. The matte finish is great at reducing glare.

 

OCZ Neutrino DIY Netbook

 

The innards of the Neutrino are bare when you take it right out of the box. The machine includes no RAM and no storage drive. You can also see in this pic a space for a SIM card.

 

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