Why Buy A Pegatron Smartbook? AQUIC.
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At today’s ARM Connected Community Technical Symposium 2009 in Taipei, Pegatron GM Chou Biao Sheng announced that Pegatron will be releasing a 10-inch ARM smartbook running Ubuntu, set to hit retailers as early as next year.
Chou dropped a little mnemonic for us to remember why we should get a Pegatron smartbook – AQUIC:
- Always on – this thing should run for ages
- Quick on – think Moblin quickboot
- a new and improved User interface
- new Industrial design will reduce power consumption and thinned out because ARM chips often don’t need fans
- Cost – you know what that means.
The smartbook category could be popular, if manufacturers like Pegatron are able to deliver in the above categories. All day battery life has been insanely attractive in netbooks, and with battery improvements always around the corner this could be an exciting time for the smartbook and netbook categories.