Linkbook netbook runs on Freescale PowerPC processor

With all the attention on Intel’s Atom processor dominating the netbook landscape, is there hope for other manufacturers? Guess so, as the 8.9″ Linkbook netbook that you see here is powered by the Freescale PowerPC processor – the same chip used in Mac computers for a fair number of years until just a few years back. The Linkbook is able to hook up to the Internet as long as there is a decent signal thanks to a 3G modem alongside a SIM card slot, 16GB of internal flash memory and 256MB RAM. Its 8.9″ display won’t be able to handle HD video though at just 1024 x 600 resolution, but at least you do get the basic two USB 2.0 ports, microphone and headphone jaacks as well as a webcam. No Windows on this as it will run on Link OS, a custom operating system wihch is based on Ubuntu. Vodafone of South Africa will offer this for a mere $25 when you sign up for a 2-year service contract, now how about that!

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