The UK based manufacturer Ergo Electronics have launched the UK’s first Android powered touch screen hybrid netbook that combines the traditional laptop style with tablet functionality. It has a ten inch display, ARM Rockchip processor and it comes with plenty of memory & storage options. Basically the GoNote touch screen netbook is aimed at the student market, but that does not necessarily mean that it is going to be exclusive to that the market as current owners of netbooks who do not want to go down the tablet route, might be interested in the GoNote, a combo tablet netbook.
The GoNote comes with a ten inch diagonal display with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, full colour LED back lit screen with a 1024 x 600 of pixel resolution and a handy built in VGA front racing camera. It is running the Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, powered by the 1.2 GHz ARM Rockchip RK2918 CPU low power mobile processor. There is 1 GB of RAM DDR3 (depending on model) available and it starts off with 8 GB of onboard storage but this is expandable via the Micro SD Card Slot up to a maximum of 32 GB.
Surfing the net is simple with the 802.11 b/g/n high speed wireless and RJ45 Ethernet wired broadband input. There are four standard USB 2.0 ports, mini HDMI v1.3 port for connecting to a TV, Micro SD Card Slot, 3.5 mm Audio port and 3.5 mm Mic Input. The GoNote measures up at 247 mm (W) x 172 mm (D) x 24 mm (H) and it weighs in at a lightweight 970 grams with the Lithium Polymer 9000 mAH 3.7V capacity battery installed that Ergo Electronics say will give the user up to six hours of internet browsing.
The GoNote will be available in black or white and will have a starting price of £150 ($236).