Chinese Hasee introduces a budget Windows 8 ultrabook for less. With less than 19mm (0.8 inches) in thickness, Intel Ivy Bridge processor, SSD, less than optimal 14 inch display, you can pick one up for about $300 (eh, if you buy 1000 of them).
Who said it cannot be done? Intel hypothesized last year that it would like to see $600 ultrabooks. All it needs is few cut corners, cheaper chassis and yesteryear’s display and voila, we have a 14-inch ultrabook for $500-$600. The chassis is matte plastic with aluminum top cover and display is glossy IPS panel with 16:9 ratio and 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution.
Hasee X300V runs dual-core Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9GHz (configurable up to 2.7GHz) Ivy Bridge, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive or 64GB of SSD. Price will go up with added configuration options.
The port selection offered on X300V is HDMI, VGA, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, Kensington lock, and a SD card reader. There is also a 1.4 megapixel camera on top of the screen as well for a video chat.
Here are first impressions of Hasee X300V ultrabook courtesy of mobilegeeks at CeBIT in Germany.