The giant phone maker, Nokia, has re-entered the computer manufacturing business, which it had left in 1991.
The re-entry has been done with the introduction of the Nokia Booklet 3G to the portable computer world, with the strong advantage of long battery life, which is one of the main features, the company’s phones are famous for.
Although it does seem like a strange idea, having a netbook created around a battery, but someone who has to travel extensively and uses battery power will understand the requirement of a long battery life.
The Nokia Booklet gives a very stylish look, to the extent that it may put Apple laptops behind.
Nokia has successfully abandoned some of the traditional ways of heat dispensing and overall manufacturing methodology that have been seen before in netbooks.
The base of the netbook has been made with aluminium, with no joints or breaks whatsoever. Due to the manufacturing method and the materials used, there is no need of fans to cool the computer internally. The Booklet dispels all the heat it creates through its chassis, without making the case hot.
Being fanless, it’s also very quiet, and there is hardly any noise coming from the running system.
Considering the layout and design, it is hard to tell that this is Nokia’s first netbook outing as it’s a good initial attempt.
As the battery is one of the most promising features offered by Nokia, it has maintained its reputation in the booklet as well.
If it is used continuously, with WiFi and the webcam enabled, at the highest brightness level on the most power hungry settings of Windows 7, the Booklet 3G is said to last five hours and forty minutes.
On the other hand, with the most power saving settings, with the screen at 40 per cent brightness, plus WiFi and the webcam disabled, this Nokia netbook lasted a stunning seven hours and thirty minutes, which is truly amazing.
Some of the other specifications include:
- Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 120GB HDD
- 10.1-inch screen
- Windows 7
- 3G, HSPA, HDMI, USB
- 1.3 megapixel webcam
- 3.5mm audio and mic jack
- SD card
- Li-ion battery