Wednesday, 22 April 2009

22. Low price netbook - Coming soon

There are many rumours about low cost netbooks. But this one from Aware Electronics of Taiwan was apparently on show at the 2009 Electronics and Components China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong last week. Two newsworthy features: 1) The cost is allegedly $150 (or €115) and 2) it has a detachable (7 in) screen. According to reports, it has "up to 512MB memory, 8GB NAND flash storage and a choice of Windows XP or Linux." It is not clear if options equals additional costs.

The manufacturers website describes it slightly differently, though that may be an earlier version. They describe it as an "advanced digital photo frame with the features of a standard PC." The specifications are also lower, but this may be due to a delay in refreshing their web pages. Either way, it gives us a glimpse of future development and costs. It will be ideal for simple work on the move, but I think we can rule out speech-to-text on it!


Aware Electronics

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