The HP Compaq smartbook known as the Airlife 100 has been posted on the HP site. No availability info but the specs are there for your perusal. Looks pretty slick, especially the inclusion of a touchscreen and “Compaq touch experience” OS.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset with integrated Scorpion central processing unit|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz|
|Memory||512MB RAM, 512MB Flash memory|
|Internal Storage1||16GB (15GB user available), 1GB may not be available due to application requirements. (Program may require a download for use.)|
|Display||10.1-inch diagonal backlit TFT resistive touch screen|
|Graphics||16-bit color (65 K colors), 1024 x 600 pixels (WSVGA)|
|Input device||Keyboard, trackpad, touch screen display|
|Power||Battery : Removable/rechargeable 28 Wh typical Li-Polymer battery, AC adapter included (compatible for international use)|
|Operating System||Compaq touch experience powered by Android|
Snappy chipset with enough RAM to keep it that way. I admit a standard resistive touchscreen is nothing to get excited about, but we’ll have to see how well it works with that “Compaq touch experience”, presumably a UI overlay on the Android OS. (Expect “gorilla arm” syndrome to kick in.)
Based on what people are seeing with the iPad, I’d expect it to run all-day on the 28 Whr battery, a tad higher than the iPad’s 25 Whr battery. I’m sure the two will be pitted against one another soon enough.