Dan Ackerman has been playing about with Nokia’s upcoming Booklet 3G (due out 15th in the US)
- + Feels robust, yet not overly heavy
- + Relatively high res 1366×768 pixel (enough for 720p HD movies)
- + HDMI out
- + In built 3G (via AT&T in US)
- + 16 Cell battery (claimed 12h though CNET has not yet tested – most notebooks are sold with 9 cell or less)
- - Cramped keyboard
- - Sluggish performance due to using slower intel Atom Z530 and only having 1GB RAM.
In the US, you can pick up a Booklet 3G either with AT&T for $299 + 2year contract or as a standalone for $599.
Netbooks (which is essentially what this is) are meant to be just for surfing around the net and maybe editing a couple of documents. Nothing too heavy, just some light tasks that can be done on the move. It’s a bit worrying though that the Booklet 3G seems to slow down in CNET’s initial tests when opening up multiple tabs an a MS office Doc. I knew I wouldn’t be able to edit HD movies but slowing down with multiple tabs and a .doc? We’ll have to wait till next week when CNET releases a full review to see just how much the Booklet 3G can actually handle.
Whilst you’re waiting, there’s a video and more pictures over at CNET of the booklet 3G.
Oh, just out of interest; if you were to get a booklet 3G, what colour would you choose?
Whilst we’re on the subject of the Booklet 3G, diggnation have a great unboxing video you should check out:
Alex and Kevin seem to love the Booklet 3G on first impressions. (What’s up with the Windows 95 theme?)