Psion netbook

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Netbook Pro

The Psion netBook is a notebook computer from Psion and similar in design to the Psion 7. It has a clamshell design and is sub-notebook sized. It has a VGA-resolution touch-sensitive color screen, 32MB RAM, 190 MHz SA-1100 StrongARM processor and a QWERTY keyboard. The RAM is upgradeable through the addition of an extra 32MB chip. The NetBook is powered by a removable Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, giving a battery life of between eight and ten hours.

Although it is called a "netBook", the name predates the current devices (like the Asus eee PC) that are sold as "netbooks". In Fact Intel re-introducted the "netbook" term in 2008, a few years after the production of Psion netBooks was discontinued.

The machine originally ran the EPOC operating system. Unlike the Psion Series 7, the netBook operating system is contained within the RAM and could be upgraded. EPOC has now been superseded by Symbian OS, however, and the netBook hardware prevents a Symbian OS 6 upgrade. The later version netBook Pro ran Microsoft Windows CE.NET 4.2.

[edit] Specifications

  • Processor: Intel XScale PXA255 400MHz
  • Memory: 32MB Flash 128MB SDRAM
  • Display: SVGA (800x600) TFT transmissive display with CCFL backlight
  • Controls: Resistive touch screen for pen navigation; 58-key touch-type keyboard
  • Audio:AC97 Codec 2.5mm stereo headphone/mic socket
  • Speaker for alarms, buzzes and key clicks
  • Comms: RS232 serial port Honda Connector, IrDA 1.1, Mini USB 1.1 master
  • Expansion: CF card slot – type I & II, PCMCIA card slot – type I & II, SDIO/SD memory card/MMC card slot
  • Power: DC Input, Li-Ion battery pack (12.6V 2200mAH), 2xAAA replaceable batteries for backup
  • Maximum Overall Dimensions: 235 x 184 x 35mm / 9.25 x 7.24 x 1.38 ins.
  • Weight: 1100g / 2.4lb
  • Operating Temperature: 0ºC to + 50ºC / 32ºF to 122ºF
  • Storage Temperature: -10ºC to +60ºC / 14ºF to 140ºF
  • Humidity: 5 – 93% RH @ +40ºC / 104ºF noncondensing
  • Temperature Shock: +/- 10ºC / 50ºF over 5 minutes

[edit] For more information

Psion Teklogix - obsolete products. See the Netbook Pro.

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