I’m ashamed to admit that the Nokia Booklet (a 3G net book) managed to avoid my radar, however if this clone is meant to be a 1:1 recreation of the Nokia product I’m not all that bothered I’ve never heard of this ugly looking net book till now.
The clone pictured here is, as always, from Shenzhen and cost a remarkable 1300 Yuan. Sure there are cheaper net books on the market but this one gives you 3G connectivity, an alloy case and a 10.1 inch screen which can fold completely flat (useful for holding the the computer up like a book for reading ebooks).
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There’s also a 1.66 Ghz Intel Atom CPU in there with a GMA 3150 graphics chip, 1 Gb of RAM (expandable to 2Gb) and a 160Gb hard drive.
As mentioned above the rather (in my opinion) ugly shell is alloy, which gives the device a nice sturdy feel, with a blue cover, ala Nokia.
The sturdy chassis is a little bulky in comparison to the original Nokia Booklet, but it houses all he usual net book ports and plugs, 2 x USB, an SD card reader, ethernet and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. You’ll also find a 3.5 mm headphone jack, but no VGA or HDMI out, which does kind of make sense for a device made to be so portable and used on the go, but we’d still like the option.
Speaking of on the go a 2200MAh battery is enclosed in the alloy shell, which is said to give a rather poor 2 hour battery life.