It comes in attractive parakeet green and bright red, in sync with the colours of cartoon characters. It’s a netbook aimed at tiny tots in Japan. Wow! Getting toddlers tech-savvy at a tender age at that!
And has just the right element to appeal to children, for it is named after Gachapin and Mukku – lovable characters on Japanese television, almost to the extent of being iconic. Kohjinsha, a Japanese firm that makes high-end netbooks and Bandai, a toy and cartoon making major from Japan, have joined hands to produce the limited edition Gachapin and Mukku netbooks.
With a 1024 X 600, 8.9 “ display and the normal Atom N270 CPU, the netbook also has a 1 Gigabyte RAM, a webcam and a 1-Seg Digital Television Tuner. The netbook also has WiFi.
It could well be an exciting gift by parents to their children, but for the astronomical price tag. It sells at 79,800 yen which is $ 868. The price is 20,000 yen or $ 217 above that of an original Kohjinsha ML netbook. A whopping $ 217 for the cartoon branding alone! Definitely not just another toy purchase! The netbooks are not out on sale yet. They are expected to be available by March.