February 15, 2011 weblog
Fujitsu released first MeeGo netbook
Fujitsu has released a new netbook, called the LifeBook MH330 netbook, which is based on the MeeGo platform.
While the company is adding one more device to an already crowded market, with Windows, Linux, and Jolicloud already in the consumer fray, the LifeBook MH330 hopes to have a fighting chance because of its target demographic, the machine has a focus on streaming video content and social networking site use, thanks to its Myzone panel.
Other apps, beside the basics that come with the setup, are available as downloadables which are free of charge for the time being. The machine also boasts a fast boot time, but for the average professional the system specs might be a turn off.
The official specs for the LifeBook MH330 read as such:
* Intel Atom N455 @ 1.66GHz
* 1GB RAM
* 10.1-inch LED-backlit display (1024×600)
* 250GB HDD
* Intel graphics solution
Not exactly impressive hardware, but most of the netbooks on the market do not support large memories or high-level processors. The unit is priced at $488, which is on the higher end of netbook prices. This number is surprisingly high when you consider that there is no real operating system to speak of, only the Meego platform, in this device.
The system is run by the series of downloadable apps available to users. Each of these apps creates its own panel on the system. On the bright side, this system ensures that everything downloaded will run smoothly. On the down side, it does limit the ways that you can use the LifeBook MH330 netbook. On the whole this is a device made with a very specific market in mind, and it is definitely not for the professional set.
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