The GoNote 10-inch hybrid netbook has made its debut in the UK just in time for the back to school season proffering a conventional laptop layout and a tablet-style touchscreen in a single package. To top it off, this cross-breed device runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
The main goal of this notebook is to maximize the learning potential of students at a budget-friendly price. They will be able to create, edit and save documents, presentations or spreadsheets in MS Office-compatible formats through the pre-loaded office suite, while the 5GB of free cloud storage from Box.com will allow them to access these files from almost anywhere. The GoNote packs in 4 USB ports, a VGA front camera and a 9000mAH battery capable of delivering up to 6 hours of activity over Wi-Fi.
Sam Goult, Design Director, comments, “The future business prospects for students will undoubtedly be digital, and those with a solid computing know-how will be at the forefront. An engaging piece of hardware like GoNote can help our children to make the ‘A’ grade whilst at school, entertain them with apps once the work is done, and give them the experience and vision to be the future wave of app developers.”
As the name suggests, the hybrid netbook houses a 10-inch 1024 x 600p LED-backlit 2-finger resistive touch display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The workload is taken up by a 1.2GHz ARM Rockchip RK2918 CPU accompanied by 1GB of DDR3 RAM. For storage, there’s 8GB of onboard memory and a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. On the downside, this device doesn’t arrive with built-in 3G and GPS modules and neither does it have a G sensor. So that basically means users won’t be able to access motion-based features.
The GoNote price amounts to £149.99 and its release date is scheduled for September. The 10-inch hybrid netbook will arrive in color options of black and white.