Netbook will have a new competitor. Semiconductor company, Qualcomm, and Freescale Semiconductor are ready to enter a new device category, which they claimed is cheaper, lighter and more modern than netbok-based Intel. To distinguish it with the netbook, the company is second to name this new device with the name “Smartbook”. So what distinguishes smartbook and netbook?
According to Luis Pineda, vice president of marketing at the division of Qualcomm CDMA technology, on Thursday (28 / 5), the state that is a form of smartbook smartphone but in large scale. Netbook Intel Atom processor uses, such as that used in many brands netbook Dell and Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft Windows XP system. While for smartbook akan design using ARM-based processor and with system Linux. Smartbook will also be equipped with a 3G connection, such as on the smartphone.
ARM chip is able to provide power efficiency of the Atom processor, and the ARM processor to present a virtual so that it does not need to pay the operating system license. According to Glen Burchers, global marketing director at Freescale, smartbook main difference is the netbook and on the battery resistance, which smartbook able to survive up to 8 hours, more slim and cheaper. In addition, smartbook features the connection which is always’ on ‘, which is smart to take the email message and automatically, as in the smartphone.
While the task is to provide the Qualcomm website to market the concept and prototype smartbook device, also list the standard features such as 3G mobile broadband, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and HD video. Qualcomm this Smartbook akan equipped with Snapdragon processor, while the chip to use Freescale chip i.MX51. Both companies are using design of ARM processor from the company based in the UK. First Smartbook appear with the ODM (Original Design Manufacturers), the supply company for a great PC for the development of brand smartbook. Wistron and Pegatron types of ODM, will clamshell-shaped 10 inch based on the Freescale conference Computex, Taipei next week.