India’s first MeeGo netbook – the Samsung N100
All right, the press release runs the headline “Smasung Launches the Super Light N100 Netbook,” but for us, the line that really counted came much lower down. It read: “The device includes Intel’s innovative MeeGo™ operating system…”. No reference to Nokia there, but the stark fact is that India has got its first MeeGo netbook, although the release hastens to point out that DOS and Windows versions are also available. In terms of hardware, the netbook tips the scales at a very light 1.03 kg, has a 10.1 inch LED display, a dual core Intel Atom processor (N435, 1.33 GHz), Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB RAM and 250 GB storage. Of course, we know not much about how MeeGo will work on the netbook, although the release talks of a fast boot-up and “easy access to online and offline contents,…social networks can be viewed at a glance,” but we must confess to being impressed by the price – Rs 12, 290, which makes it one of the most affordable netbooks out there from a major brand. Needless to say, we are curious as hell to see how MeeGo works on a netbook meant to run it (we ran an earlier version on our Asus eeePC, with mixed results).