Nokia Booklet 3G Review


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The Booklet 3G is a great-looking netbook with stellar endurance, but its price and performance simply don’t match up.

That’s Engadget‘s Joanna Stern’s conclusion. And here are some of her choice words paraphrased:

  • Chassis is carved from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminum.
  • Slightly heavier than other netbooks at 2.8 pounds.
  • 16-cell battery that is flush to the bottom of the case.
  • Just 0.78 inches thick.
  • No VGA or Ethernet ports.
  • Cover glass but bezel is a bit thick.
  • High quality 1280 x 720 LCD.
  • Slightly small and rubber keys on the chiclet-style keyboard could be better.
  • Trackpad just right but no multitouch.
  • Sluggish in performance thanks to Z530 Atom, 4200RPM hard driver.
  • Over 1 minute to boot Windows 7 Starter Edition.
  • 8 hours of runtime at 75% brightness.
  • Integrated SIM slot.
  • Ovi Maps, an assisted GPS widget, worked well near a window.
  • Is the unsubsidized $599 price worth it? Try more affordable and faster options like Toshiba’s Mini NB205 or HP’s Mini 311.