Netbooks are small in general, but the Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 pretty much takes the cake. With a 5-inch display and QWERTY keyboard, this midget of a machine looks more like an MID than anything else.
However, it features a full OS (Ubuntu Linux), a 1024 x 600 touchscreen display, and the 800 MHz Freescale i.MX515 CPU. Flash storage is a miniscule 4 GB, and RAM is only 512 MB.
Ports and other features are surprisingly luxurious, including 2 USB ports, a microSDHC expansion port, and Wi-Fi.
However, that’s not all. The battery should be usable for up to 10 hours at a time and boot speed is as low as three seconds. The Sharp Netwalker netbook clearly means business.
Japanese consumers will get the Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1 as early as September 25th for around $479. We’ll have to wait and see if US markets will get access to this little netbook for now, but we’ll have the news for you as soon as it’s out there. Stay tuned.