The British company Rikomagic specializes in the distribution of all kinds of cheap Chinese gadgets in Europe and brings so among other things, like the MK802 Mini PC to us. Now they have chosen a new product – an ARM netbook. Like the MK802, the netbook is based on the 1.5 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor and comes in the form of a classic netbook. Instead of Windows 7, Rikomagic will offer the ARM netbook with Ubuntu Linux 12.04, even if it comes along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Using an SD card Ubuntu can be run fairly easily.
The netbook has a 10.1-inch display with 1024 × 600 pixels, 1 GB of RAM and four or eight GB flash memory. A few more details need to be resolved in cooperation with the Chinese suppliers, but soon the device will be available in Europe. An identical device is sold through Pandawill at a price of around $141, and will probably carry a similar price at Rikomagic. The netbook features a VGA webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, Wireless, Ethernet port and an accelerometer. The battery life of the 2800mAh battery is just under 3 hours.