The new Navigator Nav9 Netbook is still buggy, blame Windows 7

The new Navigator Nav9 Netbook is still buggy, blame Windows 7
The new Navigator Nav9 Netbook is still buggy, blame Windows 7
Fall of price from $749 to $699 is still on the higher side; inconsistency and further the absence of features are as a whole the foremost concerns for the Nav9

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When you take a sneak-peak into Windows 7 powered tablets then there are only few tablets available in the market, out of which Netbook Navigator Nav9 is one of them. This is a good opportunity if you want to buy the Navigator Nav9 because prices of the machine have gone down to some extent.

The Netbook Navigator Nav9 was released during the first half of this year, but never really bothered the market much. The price of the netbook has seen some changes since its launch: The price tag was initially set at $599, but later seen a sharp rise to $749 for preloaded Windows 7 Home Premium and recently, the sticker price of the system was brought down to $699.

The folks at Liliputing laid their hands on a sample and it seems to be quite outdated at this point of time. The system has screen size of 8.9-inch with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels adorning a resistive multitouch display.  The 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor is not acceptable in the age of dual-core Atoms, although the 1GB of RAM and Solid State memory of 16GB did not bring down the system further. Connectivity options are half-baked as well with only Wi-Fi as after that spending a sum of $699, the unavailability of 3G option can be the real deal breaker. The Bluetooth and a 1.3MP Webcam save further embarrassment.

If you look at the pricing trend of the netbooks, the $699 price tag is way costlier if compared to similar featured netbooks. On top of that, the cheapest model with Windows 7 Home Premium preloaded would set you back by $749.

You do get a nice and responsive touch panel, but that’s where the party ends.  Having said that, there are certain things that you need to take a look at before you decide to buy the system. The system has no accelerometer which can be right option for the buyers with the resistive display. It is slightly heavy for its size and with a 9-inch panel, holding it in one hand operating with the other for a longer period can be a real pain. the touch panel is more responsive in Windows 7 Home Premium than in Windows 7 Starter, scrolling through web pages can be inconsistent and the on-screen keyboard has got problems too because entering text is troublesome at times on Nav9.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)