Everyone’s attention has been focused on the rumored HP 2133 mini-notebook but they are not the only ones bringing out new low-cost mini-notebooks. Korean OEM Kojinsha has announced a $600 mini-notebook the E8 that looks to address the low-cost notebook market that Asus has been so successful tapping with the EEE PC. The E8 will be running the AMD Geode mobile processor, not a powerful CPU by anyone’s standards but no doubt a heavy contributor to that low price of $600. What sets the E8 apart from other low-cost mini-notebooks is the swiveling touchscreen running at a resolution of 1024×600 and it comes standard with Windows XP. The E8 also comes with 512 MB of memory and a 40 GB hard drive which should be sufficient to run XP decently. Kojinsha says the E8 will ship on Feb. 29th which is right around the corner and given the specs looks to be a pretty decent package for $600. No word on US availability.