The HP Compaq Airlife 100 certainly looks pretty. But the more we find out about the specs, the more I'm doubting this first-wave smartbook.

The 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM and 512MB flash storage (along with a 16GB SSD) are all well and good. But then you hit the resistive touchscreen, the 16-bit TFT display, and an unproven "Compaq touch experience" skin over the Android OS. What's it all add up to? Hard to say without a test drive, but it's not a great first volley across the iPad's bow if smartbooks want to be a major tablet or netbook alternative:

Product features
Feature Description
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset with integrated Scorpion central processing unit
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Memory 512MB RAM, 512MB Flash memory
Internal Storage1 16GB (15GB user available), 1GB may not be available due to application requirements. (Program may require a download for use.)
Display 10.1-inch diagonal backlit TFT resistive touch screen
Graphics 16-bit color (65 K colors), 1024 x 600 pixels (WSVGA)
Input device Keyboard, trackpad, touch screen display
Power Battery : Removable/rechargeable 28 Wh typical Li-Polymer battery, AC adapter included (compatible for international use)
NOTE: 1: For internal storage, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
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Software overview
Feature Description
Operating System Compaq touch experience powered by Android


* Home screen with Widgets and Shortcut Strip
* POP3 & IMAP Email
* Calendar & Contacts
* Alarm clock / World clock
* Calculator & Self Portrait
* Camcorder video recorder
* Data transfer counter
* Wireless printing (photos only)
* Web browser with tabs and Adobe Flash Lite support
* Music player
* RoadSync Exchange (email, calendar, and contacts access and synchronization)
* NDrive navigation with GPS - comes pre-installed with regional maps and points of interest included1
* Weather application
* Quickoffice document handler (works with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files)

NOTE: 1: Purchase of additional maps and/or GPS navigation software may be required to enable some features or allow navigation in certain areas. Availability of maps is limited. Map coverage may vary and is not guaranteed.


[HP via My HP Mini via Liliputing]

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