Netbook will have new rival called as Smartbook. Many people said that Smartbook will beat Netbook for sure. Two giant semiconductor companies, Qualcomm and Freescale Semiconductor reported were ready to enter a new era with issuing Smartbook. Smartbook is claimed cheaper, lighter and more modern than netbook which is Intel-based.
Then, what is the difference between smartbook and netbook?. According to Luis Pineda, vice president of marketing CDMA technology, Qualcomm. At the end of May explain that smartbook that is a smartphone but in a larger scale.
But don`t get the wrong idea about this, even designed like netbook, smartbook use the ARM processor-based and Linux systems. Smartbook will also be equipped with a 3G connection, such as on the smartphone.
Why they choose ARM? Because many ARM Chip used on some mobile phone and ARM Chip able to provide power efficiency of the Atom processor. Moreover ARM processors are present virtually so there is no need required of the operating system license.
In terms of the battery power, the fact shows that smartbook has a great durability. Which is can survive up to 8 hours. In addition, smartbook have connection features that always on. This feature is very smart and capable to take the email messages automatically, as in the smartphone.
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