Netbooks appear to holding their own ground against the tablet device, such as those made by Apple, Samsung and Sony; it seems that new of the netboooks demise are not true in fact. The Japan based NEC, are currently working on a small and light netbook with a seven OLED touch screen display, of course it is early days for this device and who knows how the MGX will evolve over the next couple years.
Despite these worries the device has been actually been demonstrated recently by the company and if this is the shape of things to come, then the netbook will be around for a good many years to come. However, this netbook does offer touch screen technology and a keyboard that allows it to be folded 360 degrees allowing the device to be operated in a tablet manner and if required it is able to quickly return to a netbook by retuning the keyboard into its starting position.
The MGX handheld computer will have a neat seven inch OLED touch screen display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, while connectivity will be available through the normal Wi-Fi and 3G connections. The device itself measures 8.5 inches x 4.3 inches x 0.39 inches and weighs in at about 0.8 pounds (350 grams)
Some sources are claiming that the device will be able to offer up to ten hours of battery life running the Android 2.3 operating system. Nevertheless, by the time this device launches in 2013, it is more likely to be running the newer Android 3.0 operating system; how this will affect the battery life is anyone’s guess at the moment. When the MGX finally hits the stores in a couple of year’s time, buyers can expect to be paying around $1,000 for it and that is without any optional extras included.
Source [PC Launches]