So, what about Nokia’s premium
netbook mini-laptop? As I already mentioned in my hands on, the Booklet 3G looks gorgeous…
Battery life is truly amazing – I’ve only charged it once, and used it for about 6 hours so far with WiFi and/or 3G (broken up into 1-2 hour sessions, 1-2 days apart, including several reboots), and the battery is still about 1/4 full.
But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns :) The Booklet 3G is locked to AT&T, whether purchased on contract ($199) or not ($599). Fortunately, the built-in Option Globetrotter GTM382 MO40x 3G module can be unlocked (cost me about $23), but don’t expect 3G support on T-Mobile USA.
It’s also pretty slow, but perhaps Windows 7 Starter is to blame?
My Sony VAIO P, which I’ve downgraded to Windows XP Professional, feels faster yet features the same architecture as the Booklet 3G (fanless Intel Atom Z, 4200 rpm 1.8″ PATA hard drive), albeit with a lower clock speed (1.33 GHz vs 1.6 GHz) and more RAM (2 GB vs. 1 GB).