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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