Posted by Charbax on September 3rd, 2009
This device is so far the most awesome I have seen at IFA 2009, it’s a 5″ Smartbook, one of the worlds first that will be released running on an ARM Cortex A8 processor by Freescale. Running Ubuntu 9.04 for ARM optimized for this ARM processor.
In this video I boot-up the machine (you probably wouldn’t need to boot it up really, it’s got 10 hours battery life and can probably go into standby just fine with instant resume from standby). I go on certain websites like Engadget.com over WiFi and I ask the Sharp PC-Z1 products representative a bunch of questions about price (340€), availability (September, that’s now folks!), weight (she forgot, but you can find that online).
This is the reason to go to IFA, wow awesome!
My suggestion: Sharp should sell this for 200 dollars with a 7″ screen (cause there is space on this form factor) and it’ll be the worldwide winner.