“Funny how our tune on smartbooks totally changes when one’s got an $85 price tag. We happened upon Coby’s booth at CeBIT this morning and of all the fairly cheap feeling laptops the company had on display it was its 7-inch NBPC722 smartbook that cozied right up to us. Okay, so it isn’t as thin or attractive as the $499 Lenovo’s Skylight, but again let us remind you that it costs about as much as a couple of new printer ink cartridges.”
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- Take Ownership of Windows 7 and Vista Files with a Shortcut @ Techspot
- HardwareHeaven.com at CeBIT 2010
- AnandTech Giveaway: Win a Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Powered by AMD!
At a price of $85, the Coby NBPC722 smartbook is a rather interesting product that hopefully doesn’t go the way of the inexpensive OLPC smartbook. Powered by an ARM based 624MHz Marvell PXA303, a processor also found in the Android phone, and using 2GB of flash memory for storage it won’t be doing much more than surfing the net . It ships with Windows CE but it shouldn’t take too long after its arrival for someone to get Linux running on it. Drop by Engadget and take a look at the snazzy video.