UK firm Ergo Electronics launches a £99 mini-netbook with a 7-inch display
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In addition to introducing the 10-inch GoNote netbook back in August of 2012, UK’s Ergo Electronics is now adding a 7-inch touchscreen device to its mobile line-up. The new GoNote mini, which was officially unveiled as part of the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham, offers touch and type input and is based on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Described by the manufacturer as the “ultimate first computer”, the mini-laptop is aimed at children and is now available for £99 (≈about $150).
Apparently, the GoNote mini sports 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a power-efficient Allwinner A10 processor, which incorporates one core clocked at 1.2GHz. Moreover, the system features a 7-inch capacitive LED-backlit display of 800-by-480 pixels native resolution and a physical QWERTY keyboard with an integrated mouse button.
Other specs presumably include two USB 2.0 ports (1 x full size and 1 x mini-USB), a mini-HDMI output, a microSD card reader slot, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n radio and a VGA front-facing web camera. According to Ergo, the GoNote mini netbook measures 23mm thick and weighs 660g with its 3,000mAh battery (no word on battery life).