HP AirLife 100 Powered By Android OS and Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor

Written By Sam on 14 February 2010

Hewlett-Packard the world’s largest IT company with expertise in developing as well as designing sophisticated software and hardware announced its first ever Smartbook, the “Compaq AirLife 100“. This hybrid laptop will be a combination of a Netbook and a Smartphone captivating interests of many who would love to posses both. Smartbook AirLife 100 is certainly a tough competitor to the Apple’s iPad tablet, expected to ship soon.

AirLife 100 is portable netbook featuring hardware and software usually found in smartphones. In comparison with Apple iPad tablet which is powered by Apple A4 chip running at 1GHz includes a 9.7-inch touch-screen display, on-screen keyboard, weighing around 1.5 pounds with 802.11n Wi-Fi, optional 3G mobile broadband and Bluetooth, HP’s AirLife 100 differs in only few characteristics which might grab the buyers.

With Google’s Linux-based Android OS powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1GHz, HP AirLife will feature a 10.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi b/g, or optional 3G wireless broadband connectivity, 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of flash storage along with an SD card slot for external storage. AirLife will weigh around 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) with a longer battery life of up to 12 hours and might support Flash content, which the iPad lacks.

The price and shipping dates of the HP AirLife SmartBook are not yet revealed and in addition to it, we have wait and watch whether HP AirLife 100 will win the battle over most anticipated Apple iPad.

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