Smartbook AG, a German computer company, is ready to debut its latest creation, the Smartbook Logo, at CeBIT in Hanover next week. But don't get confused because this isn't a smartbook.
The name of this laptop already has a lot of tech bloggers puzzled ahead of the tech trade show in Germany next week.
Part of what makes up a smartbook is a 3G UMTS modem, a long battery life and an ultra-portable design (lightweight, shell design, etc.). Well, the Smartbook Logo has all of those qualities, but its advertised by Smartbook AG as a laptop powered by an Intel CULV processor.
It gets more confusing as Qualcomm has a line of Lenovo smartbooks, which aren't allowed to be referred to as smartbooks in Germany without a mention of Smartbook AG, according to the ruling of a German court. Gee whiz.
Back to the Smartbook, just so you can get an idea of what this gadget really is, here's some stats:
- 11.6 inch display (1366 x 768 resolution)
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 250GB hard drive
- 1GB of RAM
- HDMI output
- 8 hours of battery life
- 2.86 pounds
And unlike a lot of gadgets gearing up for CeBIT debuts, we actually know a price already on this one, set at €699 ($947). But there isn't a definite release date as of now.