A new twist on netbooks – a touchscreen & Android
Many have purchased a touchscreen tablet, but then purchase a keyboard, to essentially use it like a laptop/netbook.
The ASUS Transformer Prime is one of the best examples because it came supplied with a keyboard and closed like a netbook but you could detach the screen/tablet if you wanted.
As Android develops, as does the realisation that Android is usable as an everyday computing solution instead of MAC or Windows because many of us use it just for web browsing or document management.
With this in mind it is no surprise that a company has created an Android powered notebook. The best bit is, that this netbook costs just £149 inclusive of VAT.
The name of this product? GoNote from Ergo Electronics.
Ok, so quad-core and AMOLED technology are not present but what is present are the basic functionalities you need to connect and browse the web, create and edit documents and for £149 you really can’t grumble.
Features of Ergo Electronics GoNote GNT10
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 10″ touchscreen
- QWERTY Keyboard
- Mouse touchpad with L&R button inputs
- 8GB on board memory
- MicroSDHC memory card slot
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- RJ45 Ethernet cable connection
- 4 x USB ports
- 1.2GHz processor
- 1GB Ram
- VGA front facing video camera
- Mini HDMI video out
- 3.5mm audio jack
- 3.5mm mic input
- 9000mAh battery
We will be stocking the GoNote, with first shipments due in early September.
To find out more or order yours, CLICK HERE.
Full press release:
BIRMINGHAM, England | 21 August 2012
Today the dual function 10” GoNote™ is officially launched, creating a new product category. The netbook is the UK’s first combining a traditional ‘laptop’ layout with a ‘tablet’ style touchscreen, running the hugely popular Android™ 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). GoNote is one of the first Android products specifically designed to help school-children and students with their studies, promoting creativity and productivity. GoNote also aims to bridge the digital divide by being one of the most affordable Office equipped netbooks, available for the start of the new school year for a SRP of only £149.99.
Recently, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, scrapped the current ICT curriculum saying it was “demotivating and dull” and that “inadequate grounding in computing was in danger of damaging Britain’s economic prospects”. Sam Goult, Design Director comments, “The future business prospects for students will undoubtedly be digital, and those with a solid computing know-how will be at the forefront. An engaging piece of hardware like GoNote can help our children to make the ‘A’ grade whilst at school, entertain them with apps once the work is done, and give them the experience and vision to be the future wave of app developers.”
GoNote brings Android to the forefront of ‘work’ computing, where its not just about sofa surfing. With GoNote, Android gets serious, helping students unleash their ideas, access information, capture their thoughts and maximise their learning potential. GoNote comes with an Office suite pre-loaded so users can create, edit, collaborate and save Microsoft® Office™ format Documents, Presentations and Spreadsheets to the GoNote’s onboard storage or to the Cloud. GoNote also comes with Google Play Store™, giving users access to 400,000 Android™ Apps to help them learn, interact and relax at the end of the day.
Goult continues “GoNote™ and GoTab™ Epic are quite special – sitting in a unique place halfway between a tablet and a laptop, getting the best of both worlds. Touchscreen is intuitive to use and for kids its ideal- it’s’tap-and-go’ computing. GoNote is a must-have Back-to-School addition and a fantastic Christmas present because both parents and children will love it- its got something for everyone!”
GoNote availability: White / Black – £149.99 from September.