Ergo Electronics has introduced its new GoNote Netbook with Android which would be releasing first in Europe and then worldwide around last of October to mid of November. The concept is not new and the idea of an Android netbook comes in many forms for a long time. The GoNote therefore takes this idea which is actually exploited by Toshiba and Acer AC100 netbooks with Android OS. But the good thing of GoNote Netbook is that it has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its OS.
The GoNote 10 inch display has resolution of 1024×600 and got the resistive surface multipoint, not shiny, a little more would unclear the image and the budget announced should not allow it to embark on the best netbook in market but would be considered as classic. The screen is LED but certainly should not be the new standard in brightness or contrast.
Talking about the specifications, it embeds Cortex-A8 single core, an ARM a Rockchip RK2918 processor clocked at 1.2GHz which is supported by 1 GB RAM. It’s not much fast but it should be perfectly suitable for use multimedia (video, photo, music) and allow to connectivity for Internet. But truly speaking, I would have preferred a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 having the same price.
Additional to above details, GoNote offers a real keyboard (QWERTY) and a two button touchpad which is combined with the resistive touchscreen, that offers everything you need to control Android OS. 2 USB 2.0 ports and an Ethernet port are also available on the right side of the chassis. On the other side of the chassis we find a whole series of connectors. 2 jacks, 2 more USB 2.0 ports, a mini HDMI and a Micro SDHC card reader that will expand the storage to 40 GB with a 32 GB card more. Finally the machine has a Li-Po 9000 MAh long battery life which should provide 6 hours backup.
Talking about the price, GoNote Android ICS Touchscreen Netbook costs $ 235.