Pegatron Shows Off Cheap Netbook Prototype

Pegatron has another Freescale netbook prototype out and about, the same one trade shows (like June’s Computex) have gotten a glance at. It’s displayed here next to a Palm Pre because both the netbook and the smartphone share ARM’s Cortex A8 core architecture.

The netbook hasn’t got a name for now, but it runs a 1 GHz Freescale iMX515 CPU, capable of playing 720p video and running some 3D games.

Aside from the slow processor, the netbook’s specs are otherwise impressive. It has integrated 3G and GPS as well with WiFi and Bluetooth. The netbook should get up to 8 hours of run time.

An actual release for the Pegatron netbook may be a while off, as long as it gets positive feedback from testers. ASUS could be the company to greenlight the project or even label it an Eee PC.

Hopefully, the netbook should see low prices due to its smaller processor.

Via SlashGear.

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