HP Compaq Airlife 100 3G smartbook announced

Feb 12, 2010
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HP Spain have announced a new smartbook, the Compaq Airlife 100, with a netbook-style form factor, 10.1-inch touchscreen and integrated 3G.  While HP aren't spilling the beans on the Airlife 100's chipset, last we heard they were playing with Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon, so it seems a reasonable assumption.

Elsewhere there's a 16GB SSD and WiFi along with the 3G connection, while HP also reckon the frugal smartbook will be leggy enough to last for 12 hours on a single charge.  Alternatively standby is tipped at 10 days.

From the photos it's obvious that there's a webcam and an SD card slot, together with some useful shortcut keys around the trackpad; HP have also loaded up their own touchscreen UI.  According to the company, the Compaq Airlife 100 will arrive in Europe this spring, as a subsidized deal with carrier Telefonica.  No word of a US launch or any pricing details.

[via Xataka]


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