Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Reviewed (Verdict: Great For The Price)

Nokia 770 owners who use the Wi-Fi enabled device for web browsing, email and chat may not have a huge reason to buy the N800, but everyone else may. Costing only $400, this portable internet tablet has an 800x480 touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VGA-video calling camera, SD slots, faster RAM, faster CPU, and amazing battery life.

Even with Wi-Fi on and constant use, the tablet didn't have to be charged for at least five days. That's plenty of time for you to find an outlet even if you're traveling for business.

As for performance, it's not quite fast enough to process YouTube or Google Video, so people who wanted to watch YouTube in the kitchen are out of luck. However, the great Wi-Fi reception lets you sneak off an email or IM where laptops and smartphones can't.

The only downside to devices like the N800 is the size. It's not as big as a laptop or larger UMPC, but larger than a cellphone, so you're stuck carrying it in a bag. If you have a bag, why not get a laptop?

Despite these drawbacks, the media capabilities, battery life, and relatively low price makes this a good fit to people who need a small tablet.

Review: The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet [OSNews]