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First off let’s get the boring bit out of the way: As netbooks go, the Starling is atypical of its competitors – Atom, RAM, Screen size. Counting against it slightly are a standard 3 Cell battery which will see you eek out 3.5 hours at best and the inclusion of 0.3MP webcam which, compared to most other netbooks, it pretty subpar. But at a base price of only $389, a gorgeous exterior and guaranteed compatibility from the off – including suspend and resume – it’s more than a match for it’s competitors.
Full specs follow below below.
The new Starling whizzes by on the power of the relatively-new “system-on-a-chip” Atom N455 clocked at 1.66 GHz with an integrated single-channel DDR2 memory controller and an integrated graphics core plus support for multi-threading, SSE3 & 64bit capable. The lower wattage and consumption that previous atoms.
The new system-on-a-chip design uses half the power of the older Atom’s resulting in reduced overall power consumption & thus better battery life.
2GB of DDR2 comes as standard, a 1GB bump from previous gen Starlings and more than enough for most common netbook-orientated tasks.
The netbook ships with Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition pre-installed.
Display: 10.1″ HD WSVGA Super Clear Ultra-Bright LED backlit (1024 x 600)
Graphics: Intel GMA 3100 graphics
Audio Output: Intel High Definition Audio
Networking: LAN (10/100), WiFi
Wireless: 802.11 bgn
Ports: VGA, 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, SD Reader
Camera: Built-In 0.3 MP Webcam
Security: Kensington® Lock
Power Management: Suspend & Hibernate
Battery: includes one 3 Cell Lithium Ion
AC Adapter: includes one AC adapter
Dimensions: 10.47″ x 7.28″ x 0.72~1.0″ (WxDxH)
Weight: 2.0 lbs.
Base prices start at super sweet $389.00 and can pre-ordered here: -
Forget Sony, Vizio, Samsung, LG, Toshiba and Sharp — those guys might have leverage in the production line, but they ain’t got the pizazz possessed by Sweden’s own People of Lava. After confirming (and reconfirming) that such a company really exists, we were stoked to learn that an Android-based television (the “planet’s first,” as they say) will be shipping later this year from ‘em. As the story goes, the future set — which will be fittingly dubbed Scandinavia — will sport a 42-inch panel, a 1080p native resolution and internet connectivity. We’re told that 47- and 55-inch variants are on the way, all of which will include Android widgets onboard and provide users with easy access to YouTube, Google Maps, the weather, an internet browser, Facebook, Twitter, etc. A USB socket will also be included (presumably for playing back media on your external hard drive), and it’ll demand a €2,000 ($2,695) and €2,500 ($3,370) investment when it rolls out in September. IKEA, you seeing this, or what?