With all the excitement about Acer’s promise of an Android netbook in Q3 of this year, ECS’s prototype has been a little overlooked.
Credit: gottabemobileGranted, this is just a really attractive dummy so we cant actually see how the whole thing runs, but based on the specs and the design, we’re completely sold.
Computerworld puts the T800 8.9-inch device at 2.2 pounds even with its metallic casing. Running on a 1 GHz OMAP3, CW reports that ECS will offer a second device running at 800 MHz. Size and power aside, you’re looking at 512 MB of RAM, a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD, and a pair of internal Mini-PCIe slots for WWAN cards, 2x USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and an audio jack.
All in all it’s a sexy looking netbook that reminds us just a little of Sony’s not-a-netbook UMPC. That said, it’s got a decent enough (well, better than $900) pricetag along with Android, which is enough to tempt us. ECS is currently looking for OEMs to take on the device but expects the T800 to be available some time in Q4.