August 27, 2009 at 6:48 pm
Sharp has announced an interesting new smartbook called the NetWalker PC-Z1. The PC-Z1 has a 5-inch touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 resolution. It is powered by an 800MHz Freescale i.MX515 CPU & 512MB RAM. It only comes with 4GB of flash storage, but it also has a microSDHC card slot for further 16GB expansion. It runs on Ubuntu 9.04 with a boot time of just 3 seconds.
Other features include a QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi (b/g), two USB ports and a claimed 10-hour battery life. The PC-Z1 is a very compact mini-netbook measuring just 24.8mm at its thickest point (dimensions: 161.4 x 108.7 x 19.7-24.8mm). It also weighs just 409g. It is expected to hit Japan on 25th September for 44,800 Yen ($478, €335, £295).
Via Akhibara News.