By definition all netbooks are pretty thin and light to begin with, so the fact that TriGem USA is laying claim to the thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch netbook on the market with its Averatec N1200 Series isn’t something to sneeze at. Weighing in at 2.2 lbs (a smidge under 1kg) and measuring less than one-inch thick the N1200 will be offered in various configurations based on either the Windows XP or Windows 7 Starter operating systems.

To achieve its slim figure the N1200 features an ultra-slim 16:9 1024 x 600 resolution LED LCD display and 7mm hard drive, while its magnesium-alloy casing and lithium polymer battery cells help to keep the weight down.

The unit is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and comes with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, which is expandable to 2GB.

Storage options include 160GB and 250GB HDDs and there’s a 1.3-megapixel webcam and 802.11n as standard. The standard battery will power the N1200 for around three hours, while opting for the optional extended battery will see battery life increased to around six hours and weight bumped up an extra 4-oz (118g).

TriGen USA's Averatec N120 measures 10.7 x 6.5 x 0.9-inches (27.1 x 16.5 x 2.3cm) and it ranges from US$329.99 to US$379.99 depending on configuration.