UDS-N: An Arm Netbook

I got to see an ARM Netbook at UDS-Natty. The Netbook is a EFIKA MX Smartbook. It is exciting to see an ARM based computing device running Ubuntu.

The statistics:

  • 10.1″ screen LED Screen
  • 1024×600 (16:9)
  • Full Hardware HD720 playback with embedded AMD 2D/3D
  • Internal SD – support SD v2.0 & MMC v4.2
  • external MMC/SD slot
  • 1.3 megapixel web cam
  • 16 GB NAND Flash
  • a/b/g/n wireless
  • wwan optional
  • bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 92% size keyboard

I hope we start to see more and more ARM options coming out soon.

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14 Responses to UDS-N: An Arm Netbook

  1. Oli says:

    Any idea how it stacks up against a ~1.6Ghz Atom for general use? I bet Flash is a PITA to get working on it too.

  2. Jim Campbell says:

    Their website says, “Please persevere through the order process to choose your preferred shipping method.” 🙂

    Looks neat, though!

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  6. Johan says:

    That looks really neat. Do you have any idea what the battery life is? Their site doesn’t seem to say.

  7. dominiko says:

    I hope we start to see more and more ARM options coming out soon.

    I hope so too. It looks quite good.

    However, this kind of news has come regularly in the news for last few years, and yet all the nebooks in the shops still sadly run Windows only.

  8. Does the HD720 playback actually work in Ubuntu, or that just a theoretical hardware capability?

    I’m looking to replace my Asus EeePC 900, which is my current media center and is utterly unable to handle HD720.

  9. ignorante says:

    There’s a video of this netbook here: http://wp.me/p50WQ-hs

  10. Konstantinos Margaritis says:

    DISCLAIMER: I work for Genesi.
    Battery is 6hours or more with wifi enabled. It might reach 7h+ with wifi off. I know, I am using one right now. And that’s without powermanagement fixes in the kernel. Performance is actually much better than on my powerbook 12″ with a G4@1Ghz.

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