European PC company Packard Bell today announced the availability of its 7-inch EasyNote XS handtop. Based on the VIA NanoBook design from a few months back, the XS mini notebook runs XP Home on a C7-M processor and is so-named because it’s "xtra smart, xtra strong, and xtra small."
Its brains and brawn are attributed to a 30GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, 3-hour battery life (with wi-fi on), VGA webcam, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and "full-size keyboard." This is hardly enough for the EasyNote XS to muscle its way to the top of the European ultraportable market, but a reasonable price could still make a significant impact on its presence.[Press release (PDF) via UMPC Portal]