"We will start our review by giving you the bottom line: the
Alpha 680 is a fun toy for geeks who want to work with Android on a
netbook, and it gives a great glimpse at what netbooks may become,
but it has some rough edges that need to be smoothed before it can
be considered a mainstream product.
"Before getting into the meat and potatoes of the 680, here is
some quick background information. Word of the device first came
back in April of this year, when sites such as Gizmodo and Engadget
described the Alpha 680 as it appeared in a spring trade show. The
device is set to be priced at $250.00 and it is ready for market
and should be available in the US sometime this month or next.
"In addition to running Android, the Alpha 680 is also one of
the first netbooks to sport a touchscreen, as well as a rotating
LCD that turns the unit into a tablet."