Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Sep 09 2010, in the categories: Nokia
Nokia could decide to launch a new netbook with 3G module in 2010 when its first model, the Booklet 3G was officially announced last September 2. If one believes the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, the demand for 3G Netbook Booklet is currently quite high. Suddenly, rumors that Nokia can take advantage of this “state of grace” to launch a new netbook with a 3G module in 2010. Currently, the 3G Booklet is manufactured by Taiwan’s Compal. This Netbook located on the high end with its tariff of 750 $ near seems seduced operators.
It must be said that with such a tariff, Booklet 3G more likely to be successful with the public by being subsidized by operators who will market a package sold that 3G alone. We still imagine that Nokia will await the user feedback before embarking on designing a new netbook.
Recall that the 3G Netbook Nokia Booklet includes Silverthorne Atom processor Z530 (1.6 GHz), 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz, SATA hard disk formatted 1.8 inch 120 GB at 4200 rpm, a graphics chipset Intel GMA 500, a 10.1”WXGA display glass window of a resolution of 1280 × 720, a 1.3 megapixel webcam with microphone, an SD card reader, an accelerometer and interface 3G A-GPS, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, HDMI 1.2, Headset and USB 2.0 (x3).
It weighs 1.25 Kg, measuring 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm and has a self-announced 12 hours of Windows 7 with its 16-cell battery 56.8 Wh Li-Ion battery that can be removed. Unveiled yesterday at the press (see this article), you learn a little more today on the 3G Booklet first Netbook Nokia. For those who doubt its authenticity, the Nokia 3G Booklet has been photographed by our colleagues at Reuters and those of All About Symbian Nokia HQ in Helsinki.
These photos can get a little better reflect the actual size of 3G Booklet. The design quality and finish seems to go. It also notes that the shell reflects the environment. And according to several sources, the 3G Nokia Booklet benefit as we foresaw a Silverthorne Atom processor Z530 (1.6 GHz). It is therefore likely that one is dealing with a platform Menlow chipset with GMA 500 graphics Poulsbo. As for storage space, it would be assigned to a hard disk with a capacity of 120 GB. In all cases, it is unlikely that Nvidia chip is embedded, the mark indicating it was not involved in the development of the Booklet, which is also the case of Broadcom.
The specifications that we announced yesterday are still valid: a 10.1 inch HD screen with a resolution of 1366 × 768 (or less probably of 1280 × 800), a webcam with microphone, a card reader and SD interfaces 3G , A-GPS, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth, HDMI, Headset and USB 2.0 (x3). It weighs 1.25 Kg, measuring 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm and has a self-announced 12 hours of Windows.
In this regard, a source close to Nokia said that the 3G Booklet should work on Windows 7, the future operating system from Microsoft that was launched October 22, 2009. If the information proves accurate, it should therefore not expect a release of the Nokia 3G Booklet before that date. Unless of course that Nokia decided to launch an initial model in XP or Vista, but that’s unlikely.11
When it comes to laptops, one of the first thing that you encounter, phisicaly spreaking is the weight of the system. Some may say that a heavy system is a high performance one while a lightweight system isn’t that fast. Those from Acer are keen to launching this year an ultra-thin laptop that will be only 1.9 cm thick (0.7 inch), as thin as one of the MacBook Air from Apple.
This notebook will work on Intel ULV Core i5 or Core i7, which consumes less energy and is based on the 32 nanometer technology. Even if the processor usually runs at 1.2 GHz, with the Turbo Boost technology it may increase its frequency up to 1.86 GHz, 2.26 GHz respectively (by controlled over clocking). In addition, with the HyperThreading technology the processors can work sometimes as a quad core, so we should not worry about the future performance of the ultra-thin laptop from Acer.
The Timeline Acer Series was the first series of laptops last year on the market using the CULV platform (Consumer Ultra low Voltage). Timeline notebooks offer acceptable performance, good battery autonomy and a decent price, but, subsequently have a heavier design and a weight of 2.54 cm. Therefore, Acer plans on building the best ultra-light laptop, so that they will overthrow those from HP and become this year’s number one laptop brand in the world, with the most sales of laptops globally. Last year, Acer has managed to rank second in the rankings, thus surpassing those from Dell.
The 10.1 inch 3G Booklet made by Nokia was launched in the UK at a very steep price for 649 pounds, or approximately 3,000 USD. Why such a price? You may ask. Firstly, it has an Intel Atom Z530 at 1.6 GHz (quite slow you may think), 1 GB DDR2 RAM and a 120GB hard drive. The 10.1 inch display comes with anti-glare technology and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, so enabling you to view HD videos (720p). In terms of connections, we can talk about WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a built-in 3G modem plus an integrated GPS. We also find 3 USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI port, a headphone jack, DC-in, a SD card reader and slot SIM / USIM.
Nokia Booklet 3G has a slim and nice design, provided by the aluminum shell and its small size – measuring 26.4 cm x 18.5 cm x 1.99 cm and weighs 1.25 kg, making it one of the best ultralight laptops out there. It works with Windows 7 Starter Edition and has an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam. Battery life can reach up to 12 hours, which does not sound bad at all. If we talk about boxing, weight does in fact matter. A heavyweight will certainly be no match for a light weight fighter. Well, if we talk IT, heavy doesn’t always mean reliable and fast, thing proved by the two examples above.11