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GoNote is UK’s first touchscreen Android netbook

The hybrid mini-laptop packs a single core CPU, four USB ports and 8GB of on-board memory

The UK-based company Ergo Electronics has announced in a press release that it will soon start selling a new touchscreen netbook, called GoNote. Aimed at school-children and students, the portable device is apparently designed to promote “productivity and creativity”. According to the manufacturer, the mini-laptop will hit the store shelves in the United Kingdom sometime next month and will be priced at £150 (about $238).

Reportedly, the GoNote runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is equipped with an LED-backlit, 2 finger resistive widescreen display, which measures 10 inches in diagonal and has a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. In addition, the netbook is powered by a Rockchip RK2918 central processing unit with one ARM Cortex-A8 core clocked at 1.2GHz and a Vivante GC800 graphics card.

Ergo’s new mini-notebook sports 1GB of internal DDR3 RAM and 8GB of flash storage that is expandable by up to 32GB by using the built-in micro SD card reader slot. Other specs include Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Ethernet LAN connectivity, four USB 2.0 ports, a mini HDMI output and a VGA front-facing web camera for video conferencing.

The GoNote is a Google approved device, which means school kids and students will have access to the Google Play store. Moreover, the netbook offers 5GB of cloud storage and comes pre-loaded with a free Office Suite for editing/creating Microsoft Office documents.

The product data sheet further indicates the portable PC is 24mm thick and weighs 970g with the integrated 9000mAh battery that presumably lasts around 6 hours.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-08-23 (Update: 2012-08-23)