Here’s your chance in case you want to surprise your daughter or little sister with a geeky present: Onkyo in Japan has announced [JP, PDF] a super-cute, kid-friendly, and Miffy-themed netbook today. It’s not only the hardware itself that’s covered with Miffy designs, but Onkyo (in cooperation with Bandai Namco) is shipping it with Miffy-powered software as well.
For example, Onkyo promises pre-installed Miffy wallpapers, screen savers, a Miffy calendar, Miffy widgets, icons etc. (see below for a selection).
Spec-wise, buyers can expect a 10.1-inch LCD with 1,024×600 resolution, an Atom N450 (1.66GHz) CPU, 1GB RAM, a 160GB HDD, two USB ports, Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, an SD/Memory Stick Pro slot, a 0.3MP web cam, Windows 7 Home Premium or XP Home as the OS, and 2.5 hours of battery life. The Miffy netbook is sized at 265×192×27mm and weighs 1.1kg.
The device went on sale today, but it’s Japan-only and limited to just 300 units (prices: a whopping $905 for the XP version, $1,017 for the Windows 7 model).