Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 5-inch Smartbook runs Ubuntu

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 smartbook open

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 smartbook open

Sharp introduces in Japan the new NetWalker line of smartbook and the first model being introduced is the PC-Z1 that runs Ubuntu. The clamshell style NetWalker PC-Z1 has a 5-inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard.

Sharp’s PC-Z1 packs an ARM Cortex-A8-based Freescale i.MX515 800MHz processor, 512MB of memory, 4GB flash memory and a microSDHC card slot. It supports WiFi 802.11b/g wireless connectivity. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard, above that you can find a optical track point and two mouse buttons.

The NetWalker PC-Z1 runs Ubuntu 9.04 ARM edition Linux OS. The smartbook has integrated battery that offers up to 10 hours of use. White and Black version will be released on 25 September and the Red comes in late October.

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1-W Smartbook White

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1-B Smartbook black

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1-R smartbook Red

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 smartbook

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 smartbook optical track point