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Nokia Booklet 3G Unboxing & First Impressions

The Nokia Booklet 3G marks Nokia’s first foray into the netbook market and is currently only available in a few markets around the world. You can think of the Booklet as a premium netbook constructed out of a single block of aluminium, much like Apple’s Macbooks. It packs a 10.1″ 1280 x 720 display, a fanless 1.6 GHZ Intel Atom processor (which makes the Booklet virtually silent), a 120 GB hard drive, 1GB of non upgradeable RAM and runs Windows 7.

What sets it apart from the average netbook is the fanless design, a HDMI port, an inbuilt A-GPS for positioning with Ovi Maps and the incredible 12 hour battery life provided by its 16 cell replaceable battery. The Booklet manages of give a very premium feel to the user and that is where Nokia is looking to distinguish it from the rest of the netbook lineup. It may be noted that Nokia likes to call it a mini-laptop rather than a netbook.

As you can guess from the title of this post, I managed to get hold of one and have unboxed it for your viewing pleasure. In fact, I am writing this post from the Booklet itself and the keyboard feels great, I have been able to get pretty reasonable speeds pretty quickly.

Nokia Booklet 3G

Coming from a Macbook, the touchpad doesn’t seem very responsive although it does feature two finger scrolling and pinch to zoom. For a computer this size, it is quite large. My experience with the Booklet was not ‘love at first sight’ but it has grown on me in the last few hours.

It feels good to hold in the hand and despite its 1.2 kilo weight, feels pretty light. I can already see myself loving the battery life on this machine, I have not had to put it on charge despite the 4 hours I have already spent setting it up. The battery indicator tells me I still have 5 hours left, on full brightness and WIFI plus Bluetooth turned on.

The anti glare coating on the screen makes it look just a little dirty at times, specially with light background. But what I really liked about the screen was the 1280 x 720 resolution that allows websites to be rendered exactly similar to your usual computer, better than the 1024 x 600 found on most netbooks.

I am recent Mac convert and netbooks never really have been my thing, so it will be fun to see how the Booklet plays out for me in the coming days. I said that I will try and make this my only computer for the next week, however I can see that will not be possible due to my video editing needs. However I will try and make it my ‘primary’ machine.

More On The Booklet 3G – 575 Euro, Full Specs & Designer Interview

Nokia World is here and so are the complete specifications of Nokia’s Booklet 3G. The ‘netbook’ will retail for 575 Euros and if raw data is your thing, read on.

Nokia Booklet 3G Overview

All day computing

  • Up to 12 hours of usage time
  • Last for a heavy work day
  • Windows 7 and Intel Atom processor
  • Charge it and go – no need to worry about taking your charger with you

Sleek, robust design

  • A stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminum
  • 19.9 mm thin
  • Three different colors at launch: black, ice (white) and azure (blue)

Seamless connectivity

  • Inbuilt WLAN and WWAN enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere a WiFi or cellular network connection is found
  • 3G/ HSPA with hot swappable simcard

Sync easily with your Nokia handset

  • Integrated Ovi Suite enables easy sync of calendar contacts, media with your device and the cloud

Integrated Nokia services

  • Ovi Suite 2.0
  • Nokia Music for PC
  • Ovi Maps
  • Social Hub – keeps track of your social software feeds in one spot and serves as a SMS sender
  • Nokia software updater

Nokia Booklet 3G Full Specifications

Dimensions

  • Weight (max) 1250 g
  • Dimensions (max) 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm

CPU and Chipset

  • Intel Atom Z530, 1.6 GHz
  • Intel Poulsbo US15W, fanless design

Memory and Storage

  • RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 533 Mhz, soldered down
  • HDD: 120 GB, 1.8”/5mmH/SATA, 8 MB cache, 4200 RPM

Display

  • 10.1”, 1280×720 pixels, glass window

Battery

  • 16 cell, 56.8 Wh, Li-Ion prismatic, removable design

Connectivity

  • 802.11 b/g/n, 2T2R
  • BT 2.1 + EDR
  • Inbuilt 3G modem (data calls only). Different variants: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 or WCDMA 900/2100 or no modem.
  • All modem variants have GSM and GPRS
  • Assisted-GPS

I/O ports

  • 1 x HDMI 1.2 out
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x headphone out (OMTP 3.5 mm) – with OMTP headsets also functions as audio in
  • 1 x DC-in
  • 1 x SD card reader
  • 1 x SIM / USIM slot

Camera and microphone

  • 1.3 MP front facing camera with integrated microphone

Keyboard

  • Frame keyboard
  • 2 physical layouts: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke)

Other

  • Accelerometer

Inbox contents

  • Nokia Booklet 3G
  • BC-1S battery
  • AC/DC power adapter
  • Quick setup guide and warranty instructions
  • Headset WH-205
  • USB charging multi-cable CA-126

Software

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional
  • MS Office Small Business 60 day trial
  • MS Internet Explorer 8
  • HDD protection utility, Hotkey utility , Knock Control utility, Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility
  • Nokia Update Manager
  • Ovi Suite
  • Ovi Maps Gadget
  • Social Hub
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2010 trial

[via: Nokia Conversations]

Nokia Unveils The Booklet 3G – Brings Windows 7, AGPS & A 12 Hr Battery Life To The Table

Nokia today unveiled the ‘Booklet 3G‘ a ‘mini-laptop’ that packs a 10.1″ HD ready glass screen, an A-GPS, and a claimed 12 hours of battery life in a 2cm thick chassis that is made of a single piece of machined aluminum. The 1.2 kilogram netbook (yes, despite Nokia trying to avoid the term, that is what it is) also includes 3G/HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, an HDMI port for HD video out and will most likely run Windows 7 (from the images available).

Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia has let the cat out of the bag, but are still holding onto some details that will be unveiled at Nokia World which is just a week away. With the Booklet 3G Nokia is also looking at delivering a superior Ovi experience out of the box, complete with a Ovi Maps widget that pin points your location within seconds and the other Ovi services such as Files, Music and Sync.

With Windows 7 getting rave reviews, I am glad Nokia had decided not to experiment with a new/parallel OS and decided to go with the market leader. This will mean that whoever buys the Booklet can rest assured that he will not have to wait for features or bug fixes which is usually the case with new builds.

The 12 hour battery life (hopefully closer to 10 hours at least in the real world), GPS and the aluminum build are the three things that I find the most inviting. The superior build quality and premium tag will hopefully mean that Nokia’s Booklet will not suffer from the cheap/plastic build quality that current netbooks are plagued by.

Currently Known Specs

  • Intel Atom Chipset (Z530 running at 1.6 Ghz). No fan, which means near silent running.
  • 120 GB hard disk
  • 3G / HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, plus integrated Bluetooth for local wireless communication
  • 12 hour battery life
  • 19.9 mm thick x 264 mm width x 185 mm depth
  • 10.1 inch glass HD ready display
  • Front facing video camera mounted, on top of the screen, for video calling
  • 1 x HDMI port (for HD video out), 1 x integarted SD card reader, 3 x USB ports, 1 x audio port
  • Integrated A-GPS
  • Stereo speakers mounted on the front right and left corners

Pictures

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Nokia World can’t come sooner!

[via: All About Symbian & Nokia Conversations]