ECS Shows Off Android Netbook Prototype

"ECS has a prototype Android powered netbook that is ready to go into production."

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ECS Shows Off Android Netbook Prototype
The T800 Android netbook from ECS is a highly tempting packageGoogle’s Android is definitely catching the fancy of netbook manufacturers with Acer announcing yesterday that its Android based netbook will become available in Q3 this year. Not to be outdone, a report by Computerworld states that ECS actually has a prototype Android powered netbook ready to go into production.
Encased in a sleek metallic shell, the 8.9in T800 features a 1GHz OMAP3 processor and 512MB of RAM. According to the report by Computerworld, ECS also has another similar netbook in the works which will have an 800MHz OMAP3 chip. The manufacturer is expected to offer users a choice between a 2.5in HDD and SSD.
On the connectivity side of things, the netbook reportedly carries two internal Mini-PCIe slots for WWAN card, 2 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and an audio jack. The svelte metallic finish of the netbook gives it a sexy, tempting feel, while the light 2.2 pound weight makes it absolutely ultra-portable.
The only limitation of the show-cased netbook is that ECS put up a dummy instead of the actual thing, so performance specifics are hard to come by. With pricing expected to be around the $900 mark, the T800 sounds like a highly attractive package. All that remains is for ECS to find an OEM partner to take the netbook from prototype into manufacturing phase.
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02-06-2009, 14:00:59

I had a look at the lycosa in pcworld today and it seems quite nice, the rubber keys seem nice.

I also tried those new apple keyboards but they were horrible and tiny :(

02-06-2009, 14:20:04

I love my apple keyboard :p I've got the 'new' (2007) wired keyboard. Not really a gaming keyboard though, I sometimes accidentally strafe simply because of the weight of my finger.

04-06-2009, 09:08:56

Im getting a lycosa :) Good keybaord

04-06-2009, 09:10:36

be careful with the lycosa keyboards with rubber coated keys

the "mirror" version should be a bit more durable

04-06-2009, 09:12:03

That's an isolated case though or are there any other known? I did not go for the lycosa because of this pic, but looking back I might have rushed that decision.

04-06-2009, 09:20:52

i guess it may depend how you type or if you have long nails perhaps *shrug*

04-06-2009, 09:33:42

woah nice keyboard :o
but I have a friend with a lycosa, he has it since it's release and he didn't have this problem. the only problem he has is the touchpad which is not working but this issue has been fixed already by razer.

06-06-2009, 08:17:50

I use the Logitech Wave keyboard, very good :). Comfortable for typing also.

06-06-2009, 08:52:34


the "mirror" version should be a bit more durable

ewww, if it werent for the professional print, I'd say it looks painted.

09-06-2009, 16:17:23

I've got the Lycosa too, and i haven't experienced anything like that picture. To me it looks it it's purposefully scratched off for some reason.. That pattern definately doesn't look like what you would expect from heavy use.
Anyway, i have had mine for half a year now, and i hasn't got a scratch. Those low-profile buttons are incredibly responsive to game on and just as incredibly comfortable to type on. The backlight is a little insufficient if you're sitting in an overly lit room and doesn't know the placement of the buttons by heart. But to me it is not a problem at all. Not having tried the arctosa, i can just say that the rubber buttons are pretty durable and really comfortable.

I'd say definately go for it.

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