Local manufacturer PROLiNK has recently announced their new netbook product which comes in the form of Glee TA-009. Let’s see how good it is compared to the other mini notebook PCs/netbooks in the market.
PROLiNK (under local company FIDA International Singapore Pte Ltd) is best known for their networking and display products, it looks like their portfolio have diversified even further with the introduction of their new netbook product.
Even though the netbook market looks extremely promising since the ASUS Eee PC, with manufacturers including Samsung getting back into the game and Sony jumping onto the wagon this year (Note that Sony does not call their Atom-powered products netbooks), it is certainly not surprising that manufacturers such as PROLiNK would be getting into this market too.
For this review, PROLiNK sent us their latest Glee TA-009 netbook which claims to be portable and greener alternative to the mainstream laptops. We find it weird that the manufacturer would come up with a name like “Glee”, though it could imply that the netbook aims to bring joy and delightful experience to the users.
Before we go on, here’s a look at its hardware offerings:-
|Processor||Intel Atom N270 (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)|
|Chipset||Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset|
|Memory||1024MB DDR2 SDRAM (up to 2048MB max)|
|Hard disk||160GB 5400rpm SATA |
|Graphics||Mobile Intel GMA 950|
|Display||10.1-inch TFT LCD w/backlight (1024×600)|
|Web camera||Built-in 1.3-megapixel |
|Audio/Visual||HD Audio, stereo speakers, headphone/line out, |
| ||microphone in, integrated 2MP webcam (w/mic)|
|Wireless support||Intel 802.11 b/g (optional 3G card)|
|Card reader||Memory Stick, MS Pro, MMC and SD|
|Ports and connectors||3x USB2.0, VGA, microphone in, RJ-45|
| ||headphone/line out, power connector|
|Battery||Lithium-Ion 3-cell 2200mAh per cell (or 6-cell 2400mAh)|
|Operating system||Linux / Windows XP (optional)|
|Dimension||264 x 180 x 300 mm|
|Weight||starts at 1.11kg|