Nokia’s Booklet 3G Netbook get’s spec’d

September 3rd, 2009


The netbook market has been pretty saturated for for sometime now. Prices have come down to the point that you can pick some up for around $200 if not less. So I was surprised when Nokia toss their hat into the crowded netbook market. Still, their entry has some interesting specs (which may or may not be interesting depending on how long it takes Nokia to ship the product):

one piece aluminum body – nice

Atom 1.6Ghz Z530 processor -most netbooks ship with either a 1.6Ghz N270, 1.66Ghz N280 or 1.3Ghz Z520

1GB 533Mhz DDR2 RAM – status quo, I wonder if you can easily upgrade this to 2GB

120GB, 1.8″ 4200RPM hard drive – most ship with a 5400RPM hard drive or slow SSD. A 4200RPM hard drive will kill the performance and make the Booklet 3G feel much slower than it’s piers. The 4200RPM hard drive is a real deal breaker, I’d skip this one till Nokia puts something faster in.

10.1″ 1280×720 display – Some may find 1280×720 on a 10″ display to be too small but if you can handle it, it’s a good thing.

HDMI output – neat

1.3 megapixel camera – status quo

HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth – built in 3G is always a nice thing, it’s optional if you don’t want it.

264x195x19.9mm, 1.25kg – nice

16 cell LiIon battery good for up to 12hrs – 16 cells, damn! Still, you’re going to need all that battery life because you’ll be waiting forever for the 4200rpm hard drive.

Windows 7

comes in black, white or blue

Entry Filed under: Phones,Rogers Wireless

2 Comments Add your own

    Erniewitt  |  September 3rd, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    From what I’ve read from theregister, it is going to be a really hard sell. With a MSRP of 500GBP (GBP!!!), the netbook will have to be heavily subsidized by the carriers because this is a very expensive toy.

    Dandebiz  |  September 18th, 2009 at 6:55 am

    this netbook is pretty new and powerful, but how about it’s price?

    i know some cheap netbook , they are winCE, but work well, with WIFI supported


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