AllWinner A10 Based H6 Android 4.0 Netbook Sells for $140

I’ve been tipped yet another time by one of my reader (Thank you Alex!) about an interesting low cost ARM device. H6 Netbook is powered by AllWinner A10 processor with 1 GB RAM and 4GB Flash, features a 10″ display (non touch) and runs Android 4.0.3. I wrote about the Sunlike UMPC-1021 in April, but the H6 is the first AllWinner A10 netbook – that I know of – that is available for retail.

H6 Netbook

Here are the specs of this ARM netbook.

  • CPU – AllWinner A10 @ 1.0GHz (Cortex A8;) with Mali 400 GPU
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Storage – 4GB Flash + SD Card slot (up to 32 GB)
  • Display – 10″ LCD Display (no touchscreen) with 1024×600 resolution.
  • Connectivity
    • 10/100M Ethernet
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n built-in
    • 3G support via external 3G dongle: E1916, ZTE AC2736, HUAWEI E1750, HUAWEI EC122, HUAWEI EM770W…
  • USB – 3x USB 2.0 Host ports
  • Camera – 0.3 MP front camera
  • Audio I/O – 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in microphone,
  • Sensors – Gravity Sensor
  • Battery – 2800mAh – Up to 3 hours usage
  • Dimensions –  278 x 188 x 25 mm
  • Weight – 807g

This device supports the usually videos (AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV…) and audio (MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG) formats supported by AllWinner processor. Google Play is pre-installed and Skype is said to work as well.

Since it’s based on AllWinner A10, you’ll certainly be able to run Linux on this device, however I’ve noticed that 1024×600 resolution can be a problem on Ubuntu with some inaccessible buttons on some pop-up windows. The battery has a low capacity and I’d rather have around 10 hours battery life for an ARM netbook.

It sells for $140 on Pandawill including shipping, which is a fairly decent price as 10″ tablets based on Allwinner A10 start at around $130 on Chinese websites. [Update: I found an A10 Netbook with similar specs that sells for $99.5 + shipping on Aliexpress. For example, the total cost to Thailand is $116.49 via China Post. I could not find anything about the battery capacity however.]

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Alex
Alex
8 years ago

From aliexpress delivery is about 50$.
On Panda it’s just arrived, so the price will be lower(hope so).

CampGareth
CampGareth
8 years ago

No HDMI out? Shame, but otherwise a nice little device. Might have to buy one and put Ubuntu on it, also open it up to see if I can’t increase the battery capacity or swap out the board. No HDMI is making me think it might have a converter board for HDMI to LVDS weirdness

max
max
8 years ago

Oops! Looks like I found a cheaper/better deal in 7″ segment.
$83
http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/600384892-2012-Newest-Free-shipping-7-inch-VIA8850-DDR3-1G-4G-HDD-1-5GHZ-Android-4-0-wholesalers.html

If the objective is just to play then I think this should do the trick + via 8850 (cortex a9) is 25% faster then allwinner a10 (cortex a8) Also with 7″ screen means less pixel counts, can also mean faster performance.

I think can evaluate and can throw more light on this, vis a vis linaro port or Ubuntu port availability / development case etc.

*Also some $10 coupon on $50+ purchase at aliexpress was in rounds a week back. “US $10 off $50”

sukhumthaug
sukhumthaug
8 years ago

i am an hour out of bangkok at present. if you are anywhere nearby i would like to give you my novo7 aurora to play with and perhaps get it to run any linux. i have failed all tries and given up.
email me.

sukhumthaug
sukhumthaug
8 years ago

yes a little too far for my current plan. but i am mobile, perhaps loy gratong. but just perhaps.

thomass
thomass
7 years ago

I have one and ended up here while searching for a firmware update. The firmware it came with is too unstable for the device to be functional. So far no luck finding an update so I’d avoid the product everyone (re: for now).

gabe
gabe
7 years ago

@thomass
could you post a vid about it ? Or link it if you already shot it ?

Onebir
Onebir
7 years ago

I just noticed this strange beast (Via8850 1gb/4gb netbook with a 7″ touchscreen, HDMI, wifi) for $90:
http://www.buyincoins.com/new_en/details/7-mini-notebook-google-android-4-0-via-8850-1-5ghz-laptop-4gb-1gb-ram-wifi-pc-product-18655.html

Onebir
Onebir
7 years ago

I was disappointed they didn’t have a 10″ one too. Didn’t realise there were firmware issues with WM8850 :s Ah well, a step in the right direction…

wzz
wzz
7 years ago

What do you think of this one, also AllWinner A10-based: http://www.ahappydeal.com/product-91858.html ?
Mention of 4500mAh battery attracts me.

Also, do you think it’s possible to replace stock LCD screen with PixelQi 10.1″: http://www.pixelqi.com/our_screens ?

jean.michel
7 years ago

hello i have the same one i dont succeed to boot linux . have you succeeded ?

jean-michel
7 years ago

i have tried the linaro img it seems that something happens but i have nothing on screen
i suppose it is almost working because i can see some logs in the /var/log folder somebody has succeeded to install linux ?

jean.michel
7 years ago

hello good news it works now the H6 netbook can boots on linux done with a linaro distribution
i will put the script.bin here http://jeanmichel.gens.free.fr/script.bin

jean-michel
7 years ago

you can find script.bin in /dev/nanda a vfat partition you can mount under a terminal emulator
i am very happy with my N6 netbook under linaro only 1G used for the moment

jean-michel
7 years ago

now i start directly linux linqro from the internal sdcard ( /dev/nandi ) and i can come back to android by replacing a file ( u-boot.bin )

dendroid
dendroid
6 years ago

Im need firmware on this device (H6) too.
Do you find firmware?
Can you post link on it

Sanks

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