Freescale 7-inch Smartbook Reference Design at CES 2010

January 4, 2010, By Atul Roach

The computer screen is shrinking by the day and that is what people tend to prefer and therefore a smartbook design that may eventually make it to the production facility is worth a narrative. Freescale definitely wants to win admirers at CES 2010 and what may help the cause is the 7-inch smartbook reference design which will be ready for partner evaluation the next month.


We are not saying that it will match the might of the ‘iSlate’ but what is good to know is that there are options which deserve a consideration.

The 7-inch smartbook tablet will weigh a modest 0.8 pounds and the ultra-thin form factor will encase a 1GHz i.MX 515 CPU. The smartbook with a 1024 by 600 touch-panel has an inbuilt 3-axis accelerometer and an ambient light sensor as some of its specialties.

Some other regularities include a 512GB DDR2 RAM, 4 to 64 gigs of internal storage space, a slot for a microSD card, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3MP camera, GPS and a USB 2.0 socket. Freescale hopes that this product will belong to a second generation of smartbooks and it could be priced less than $200. If Freescale does manage to find a partner, this could be the ideal ‘puny’ smartbook for a vacation where you need to stay updated.

[Via: Engadget]

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