£99 netbook launches in UK

A netbook that costs under £100 has been launched in the UK meaning buying a computer to get online is as cheap as staying in a London hotel for the night.

The Chie netbook from Blaze Europe costs just £99 and comes with a 7-inch screen, 4 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi connectivity and an SD card reader.

It will come with a VIA VT8500 (ARM926EJ-S) processor, 128MB of hard drive space and 2 USB sockets. Rather than opt for Linux, Windows 7 or even XP, users will get Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 instead.

The Chie is available now to pre-order before its official UK launch date of 23 January 2010.