Malata to introduce two Tegra 2 powered notebooks
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NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor has been a huge hit among tablet devices including major players such as the Motorola Xoom and Asus’ Eee Pad family. Unfortunately, the ARM processor hasn’t managed to find its way into many laptops and the last official Tegra 2 laptop we heard about was a 7” netbook by NEC that debuted at CES. However, there have been rumors of more Tegra 2 laptops to come in the future and the latest notebooks by Malata could open the gates.
The latest Malata laptops were spotted by ARMdevices.net at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair. While the notebooks weren’t physically in attendance, their spec sheet was found lying about and was caught on video. According to the sheet, Malata will be introducing two Tegra 2 laptops, the PC-B1002 and the PC-B1301.
First off, the 10” PC-B1002 will come with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 2GB/4GB/8GB of Flash memory, 512MB or 1GB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi, optional 3G and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The laptop also features a Chocolate style keyboard, a webcam and will weigh about 1.1kg.
As for the 13.3” PC-B1301, it doesn’t appear to be much different except for the larger screen. The notebook will come with the same Tegra 2 processor, the same amount of storage and RAM but with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The PC-B1301 will come with a 4400MAh 6-cell battery in contrast to the 2200MAh battery found in the PC-B1002.
While the two devices don’t appear to offer much, the Tegra 2 processor should still make them an intriguing option. It will be interesting to see exactly how much Malata decides to charge for the notebooks, but unfortunately it looks like we’ll have to wait until Computex in June for the official announcement.