Nufront launches 10-inch ARM-powered netbook
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ARM processors are a rage these days, with its extreme performance and affordability, for manufacturers wanting to bring out new portable devices like netbooks. Yet another addition in the ARM-powered netbooks segment comes in the form of a 10-inch netbook from Nufront, a little-heard of company.
The Nufront netbook, showed at this year’s CES, is equipped with a 2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and runs Ubuntu Linux. It has VGA and HDMI output, an SD card slot, 2 USB ports and will run on Ubuntu Linux. The laptop has a 3 cell, 24Whr battery and owing to the low power consumption of ARM processors should give a good enough battery life. Although the netbook isn’t a beauty contest winner by any means, one should keep in mind that the product is still a prototype. Also, from the looks of it, the chassis shouldn’t be very heavy and the dimensions make it a thin laptop too.
As is with ARM-based processors, a full-fledged and compatible Windows release is yet to arrive. And so, for quite some time you are going to see Linux and Android based ARM devices only. Pertaining to this device, we still have no word on its time of availability or about its availability region.