Sunlike, a Shenzhen-based manufacturer, showcased their UMPC-1021 Android 4.0 netbook at the China sourcing fair last week. This netbook is powered by an AllWinner A10 (ARM Cortex A8) processor with 1GB RAM and 4GB flash and features a 10.2″ LCD display (but not a touchscreen), a 1.3MP front camera and a 2100mAh battery.
Here are the specifications of Sunlike UMPC-1021 Android netbook.
|CPU||AllWinner A10 @ 1.2 GHz|
|Operation system||Android 4.0 ICS or WinCE|
|Storage Device||2/4/8G NAND Flash|
|LCD||10.2″ PANEL 16:9 wide screen. 1024×600 Resolution|
|USB Port||3x USB 2.0 Host|
|External Storage||SD Card Slot|
|Build-in camera||1.3 MPixel|
|Audio||Build-in stereo speaker|
|Dimensions||280 x 189 x 25 mm|
|Battery||7.4V 2100 mAh – 3 to 5 hours usage|
The company also explains that this netbook can be used for 5 hours with the “default” 2,100 mAh battery, but they can extend that to 10 hours with a 4,000 mAh battery.
Watch the video below to see the device running Android 4.0.
By the way, you may hear Charbax and some other people talk about Boxchip A10 instead of AllWinner A10. Both are the same, but I’m not really sure why there are 2 names flying around…
The Sunlike UMPC-1021 netbook (4GB flash) costs 85 USD if you order 1,000 pieces, and 6 USD more with a 4,000 battery. I’ve seen the device is also available on Alibaba for 95 to 100 USD for 100 pieces order.
If you don’t like Android 4.0 or WinCE in a netbook, it will most probably be possible to have Ubuntu or Debian running on the device since some development resources are already publicly available for AllWinner A10 and some developers are already working on AllWinner A10 Linux (See arm-netbook mailing list). The main technical challenge should be getting the different drivers to work for this netbook.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.