HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook US launch tipped by product page

Apr 21, 2010
HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook US launch tipped by product page

Specs on the HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook weren't exactly in short supply - the company covered pretty much everything we'd want to know in their original release and when we grabbed hands-on time with the ultraportable a few months back - but it's nice to have everything in one place.  HP's US site has been updated with a product page for the Airlife 100, confirming its 1GHz Snapdragon chipset and customized Android OS.

Video demo after the cut

There's 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM - the latter being important as Android currently only allows you to save apps to the ROM - together with 16GB of SSD data storage (15GB user-accessible).  The display is a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resistive touchscreen and there's a removable 28Wh battery which HP told us would be good for in excess of 12hrs runtime.

Among the preloaded apps are RoadSync Exchange - which offers pretty decent mail/contacts/calendar sync - and NDrive GPS with points-of-interest and regional mapping.  Still no word on availability, though the presence of a US product page does seem to imply that the Airlife 100 is coming to at least parts of North America.

HP Compaq Airlife 100 hands-on demo:

[via Ubergizmo and via MyHPMini]

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