Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Toshiba Laptops & Netbooks" @ 02:30 PM
"For starters, this super slim smartbook runs Android 2.1 on a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 250 SoC (built around a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor) capable of about 8 hours of browsing and video playback (and 7 days standby) before needing a recharge. It's also packing a 32GB SSD, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 802.11n WiFi, optional 3G data, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and an HDMI jack beneath that 10.1-inch 1,024 x 600 pixel display."
I'd be curious to see how Android scales to a netbook. I'm really happy with it on my phone, but I'm not sure the experience would fit a netbook/laptop very well. But if it handles the apps that most people use netbooks for and offers great portability and battery life, the platform might gain some traction. Rumors have this priced in the upper end of the netbook arena.