The term “Smartbook” has been kicking around the tech industry for some time now, but has never really taken a hold. That probably won’t change, but one company, THD, is taking another crack at it. Sure, it’s not likely to catch on, but it won’t be because they haven’t put together a beautiful peice of hardware.
Unveiled at the recent Computex show, the THD N2-A looks a lot like a MacBook Air, but it runs android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As for hardware specs, the 13 inch screen has a 1366×768 resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a full keyboard, a trackpad, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. Unfortunately this isn’t a Google certified Android device, which means it lacks features like Gmail, Google Play Store, and Maps.
The notebook will retail for a very competitive $149, but at the moment is only available to retailers, so if you can’t wait then you will need to pony up about $74,000 for a lot of 500 devices.