This mobile very very nice. And i like it mobile. thanks.
Its Nov 9 2009 here in the US (East Coast). I went to Best Buy to check what this buzz is all about. First off, I must say, this netbook really CAPTURED my eye. It's the best looking netbook there is in the whole store. Uni-body design of aluminum makes it so good looking I wanted to buy it immediately (when the basis is looks alone). However, it will be available on Nov 15 2009. Store said that they'll sell it for $600 or $300 contract with AT&T and about $60-ish per month. Tinkering with this netbook is both fun and frustrating. Keypad is cramped and I guess it's a getting used to. Mouse pad is decent but left and right mouse buttons are somewhat stiff. Screen is plastic, not glass (just looks like glass). Even though this booklet claims to having the best resolution; honestly, it's not that great. The Toshiba netbook beside it in the store with a lower resolution had better lighting and overall better color definition. That's just my personal take on it. I played the sample video on the booklet and worked pretty well without lags and/or flickers. Another thing to point out is that hopefully they will include in the package an ethernet output/outlet and hopefully not sell it separately. After 2 hours playing with this netbook, will I recommend it? Depends on the buyers need(s). Spec-wise it's not that impressive. Aesthetics wise, it's the most gorgeous looking netbook I've ever encountered. For whom is this gadget for? For those who are frequent travelers who want to stay connected (emails and social networking), for those who want to carry their computer always minus the bulk and weight of a regular laptop, and for those who need it for presentations/conferences. Don't buy this gadgetry if you will use this as your main work horse. It's for those who already have desktops or desktop-replacement laptops. Hope this review helps. Will I buy Nokia Booklet 3G? I am contemplating on whether to get this or the HP mini 311 with a 3GB DDR3 RAM (Nokia has a much inferior RAM of only 1 GB). But then again, Nokia's beauty captured my eyes! I'm torn between beauty (Nokia) or brains (HP).
10 inch is too small for a PC and too big for a phone. 12 inch starts being useful.
PC Builder, 27 Aug 2009Are You nuts? Crysis needed many PC's to be upgraded to play it, the specs alone for it will k... moreI'm just joking bud. I asked that because I'm unsure if it's powerful enough to runs some demanding applications like AutoCAD and Photoshop. Of course, Crysis is almost the benchmark of any computer, and obviously netbooks are too weak.
jjsoviet, 26 Aug 2009But...can it run Crysis?
As much as I appreciate Nokia trying to make its first netbook ve... moreAre You nuts? Crysis needed many PC's to be upgraded to play it, the specs alone for it will kill any netbook, including: ASUS, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Compaq (HP), MSI etc.
There is No way a netbook can play crysis. its too advanced.
pretty awesome specs for a notebook..12hrs battery life is amazing!! plus the HDMI!
Pretty awesome idea by Nokia!
I'd love 2 get one asap!
jjsoviet, 26 Aug 2009But...can it run Crysis? As much as I appreciate Nokia trying to make its first netbook ve... moreI doubt it, this is not a full laptop with all the powers you need to run big games, it's just a netbook.
But...can it run Crysis?
As much as I appreciate Nokia trying to make its first netbook very good, I don't think they can pull it off. With the horde of big-name computer companies like Acer, Toshiba, MSI, Dell and HP, I don't think Nokia will thrive. I hope it will, but I have my doubts.
"but it's also the first netbook of its kind to feature an HDMI HD video output"
This Nokia baby is NOT the first to feature HDMI output. I repeat, NOT the first.
Asus N10 has it a year ago. Not only HDMI, it also features dedicated video memory of 256mb.
I do not know if Asus N10 is the first or the only one back then... but Nokia is DEFINITELY NOT the first.
I think Nokia had learned all the lessons from the past netbook models of popular computer manufacturers, and decided to create their own brand of netbooks. Eventhough the bundled OS will be Windows-based (probably Windows 7), it would be great if this is also usable in a Linux-based environment for netbooks.
this is running windows 7 in the video not vista so expect slower performance with your anti-virus installed ;)
Win7RTM, 25 Aug 2009This booklet is a portable device. It's a monster compared to the P (go figure) but it's small... morehow can you go for an amateur compay who has never produced a notebook/netbook instead of going for a top company like Sony or Acer ??!! I doubt that you work for Microsoft (based on your name) beceause you sound as a poor man, I am not saying that I am rich but going for that Nokia just because it costs 399/499 sounds ridiculous.
And about the success of Nokia on the area of phones well I can say that they sold us those old phones because there was no advanced technology and as you can see for the moment they are going down and down because of the advandced technology which they cant afford. I dont have nothing against Nokia but I just dont like them because they have never invented something, they just copy from Iphone and SE but because of the very advandced technology now they cant even copy.
well it a big big deal or may be for nokia itself,
but what i prefer every one check out latest mac wheel, or mac book air x2. because atom , no really it's funny world is about to unleash
the power of c2, dc2, mc3, and finally we are here at quad x3.
well in short dell mini, compaq mini, and the best itself award winner
sony vaio P series. you decide
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009this device is a monster, not really that portable.
before using the sony vaio p lifestyle,... moreThis booklet is a portable device. It's a monster compared to the P (go figure) but it's smaller than a laptop (a netbook, if you will) so that is what makes it portable, as well as any other netbook can vouch.
You think the P will revolutionize anything, then you should think twice. No one in their right mind would follow in their footsteps, throwing away money just to make a device based on elegance. Insulting at the most. Maybe Apple, but think. These things come at a price, and that's simply the end result.
But oh no, if the average netbook doesn't have the look and feel of the P, it's considered "monster". Lol. It's customary to feel that way whenever you purchase a new product. When I got my iPhone, I thought this was the best thing to ever happen to me. A year goes by, already I want the Palm Pre (A thicker, slightly heaver phone with a cramped keyboard. However it could multitask like crazy, and it's UI was neat as well).
These "prestige" labels we give devices will certainly become overstatements. Better things will come along. It will happen to the Booklet too. Netbooks will continue to add on great features without losing a state of portability that can't be lost in the first place. Granted they might not have your "elegance and luxury", but they could still trump the P in terms of practicality, pricing (the booklet is 399EU btw), and ease of use (not to mention battery life). Yes I have used the keyboard (I went over this with another person 30 comments ago). The nub is ok to work with. Not like a touchpad is better (wireless mice will always come in first IMO), but there's not space for a t-pad on the P, because that space is reserved for the "elegant keyboard". Hence the nub.
Remember what you're gaining and losing here, gaining a sub-netbook with great look and feel, ultra-portability, "luxury", etc. Losing? An arm and a leg, features found on netbooks you consider to be "monsters", better battery life, HD display and HDMI output, only just to name a few. What luxury are you paying $900+ for, against the Booklet's $429? Lesser battery life? The luxury of something that can fit in your pocket, and thus not be deemed "monster" by peers? The luxury of a nub mouse? The luxury of which you speak is beyond me.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009Now is portable device era.this device is a monster, not really that portable.
before using the sony vaio p lifestyle, i was using asus s series that got recommendation from tomshardware. that only a mere 1.2kg, slim, with pentium M processor.
I must say that 1.2 kg is a things in the past. nothing amuse me with this 1.2kg booklet.