TriGem has announced what it claims is the thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch netbook on the market today. Sold under their Averatec brand, the new N1200 comes in at just under an inch thick and weighing 2.2lbs thanks to the use of more efficiently shaped lithium-polymer batteries as well as slimmer 7mm hard drives. Unfortunately, it sacrifices battery life for size; you'll get a scant three hours per charge and six with an extended pack.

The Averatec N1200 will be available in three options. All three versions share an Intel 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor, 1GB RAM (expandable to 2GB), a 1.3MP camera and standard Wi-Fi connectivity. The base unit will be sold for $330 featuring Windows XP and a 160GB HDD. The next model up adds Windows 7 Starter and bumps the price to $350; while the top-of-the-line version gets a 250GB HDD and builds the extended battery pack for a total price of $380. The Averatec N1200 netbook will begin shipping later this month in silver and black.