"Green" netbook boasts five-hour battery life
Jan 21, 2009, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
"Like the original CherryPal C100 nettop that shipped last year,
the Bing netbook and the C114 nettop offer managed "cloud"
computing paid for by advertising rather than a monthly fee. The
free, Web-based CherryPalCloud provides storage, virus control,
application upgrades, and installation. CherryPal's new "Green
Maraschino" distribution addresses low-power operation, cloud
computing interfaces, and larger issues surrounding green
computing, says the company.
"Except for its extended battery life, the Bing appears to be a
fairly standard issue netbook, offering an Intel Atom N270 clocked
at 1.6GHz, plus 1GB DDRII RAM. For storage, CherryPal offers a
160GB hard disk drive (HDD), plus an SD/MMC/MS card socket, and the
netbook's 10.2-inch TFT display boasts 1024 x 600 resolution. For
connectivity, the Bing provides 802.11b/g WiFi and three USB 2.0
ports, but no Ethernet port. There is also a microphone, earphone
connection, dual speakers, and a 1.3Mpixel camera, says CherryPal.
Weighing just three pounds, the netbook is claimed to yield five
hours of battery life."