Packard Bell officially launches dot s and m netbooks

Packard Bell, undergoing substantial rebranding and repositioning by their parent company Acer, today confirmed they would be offering the dot netbook to UK customers along with information on pricing.

We brought you the news back in April that the dot s and m models were inbound, and now they have arrived.

The 11.6-inch model, the dot m, is built on the Acer Aspire One 751 chassis, instantly recognisable by the keyboard and hinges. The specs are similar too, but offers differentiation in the form of the AMD Athlon L1110, up to 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, and all the normal trimmings.

Packard Bell have confirmed that an Intel version of the m will also be available.

The dot m also comes with Bluetooth and the promise of integrated 3G and Windows Vista, although the sample we saw today was running XP. The dot m should be available in July costing £349.

The dot s, with the 10.1-inch screen, supplants the old dot models that never made it to the UK. Sporting the normal netbook specs of Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB RAM and 160GB hard drive. As with most netbooks, the dot s will ship with Windows XP.

Again the dot s comes with the promise of embedded 3G, but we don't know what difference that will make to the "from" price of £249.

All models should be available in July.