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Android Netbook by Skytone

Yesterday, we posted about the ibuddie netbook which would be powered by Android OS. Now, Skytone is also going to release its Android powered netbook.

It will come with following specifications:

  • 533MHz ARM processor
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • 128MB of RAM
  • 1GB of storage
  • SD card slot
  • 3G (optional)

The netbook may seem pretty underpowered when compared to the netbooks powered by Atom processor, but we must not forget that we are talking about a netbook that runs mobile OS.  Android OS is certainly not ‘that’ tasking on the CPU and hence, does not a lot of horsepower to run.

It is nice to the option to get one with 3G built-in though.

[Skytone] [via theenquirer]

Stone announces Neo 101 netbook

The Stone Neo 101 will join the netbook family with the usual netbook-ish specifications even though being priced at a high £275 (about $400). It will be available in UK, from 1st May, with an unusual three-year warranty. Its features include:

  • 10.1-inch widescreen display
  • 1,024 x 600 resolution
  • optional internal 3G
  • a pair of USB ports
  • 34mm PCI-Express Card expansion

Stonegroup [via Techdigest]

Top 10 reasons you should NOT get a SONY VAIO P

Over-Priced: We fully understand the fact that it is SONY. But, paying so much for a device that performs so poorly does not make any sense
Super high resolution: What is the point of giving the user super high resolution in an 8-inch screen? Is SONY under some contract of putting so outrageous resolutions in small screens? Looks like they learned nothing from their UX series which squeezed 1024×600 pixels in an 4.3-inch display
HDD not easily upgradable: Although we do not upgrade the HDD everyday, but it should be easily swappable in case something goes wrong with the HDD or if the user wishes to use SSD

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