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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.