Malata introduces 10, 12 inch notebooks with NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips

Chinese PC maker has unveiled two new laptop computers which will eschew the usual Intel or AMD processor for an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core ARM Cortex-A9 chip. The company isn’t showing off the actual laptops yet, but Charbax spotted spec sheets at a trade show in China.

The Malata PC-B1002 is a 10 inch laptop with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, up to 8GB of storage, up to 1GB of RAM, and a 2200mAh battery. It features 802.11b/g/n WiFi and optional 3G and weighs about 2.4 pounds.

The Malata PC-B1301 has a 13.3 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and  a 4400mAh battery. The rest of the specs, other than the size and weight, are pretty much the same as for the 10 inch model.

Charbax says Malata will likely show off the new tablets at Computex in June.

  • boxrock

    Oh thank God! Finally! Somebody has addressed the main deficiency of the notebook platform: well-supported hardware with widespread operating system support and choices.

    Honestly, the whole “notebook” fad has never really caught on. It’s basically been limping along for the last 20 years, struggling to find any real traction with mainstream consumers and forcing us to keep buying and using desktops.

    Who is to blame for the decades long debacle that is the “notebook”? Companies like Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and the greater Linux community have basically dropped the ball when it comes to the notebook, making stupid mistakes like offering a variety of open and closed source driver packages for their hardware and supporting that hardware across a variety of generations of a variety of operating systems. Wow guys, thanks for ruining notebooks and not letting them reach their true potential. You’ve basically ruined the lives of every consumer that your business scam has touched, and you should be prosecuted for what amounts to stealing money from us and only offering abuse in return. Notebooks have always been a joke, but this is the first notebook that really makes sense.

    Our saviors are NVIDIA and Google. Unlike the clowns mentioned above, NVIDIA and Google have shown that they’re not into the shenanigans of providing stable, reliable, efficient, or effect notebook computing experiences with a shelf life which can be measured in decades. The nice things about a notebook like this is that you won’t have to play the “upgrade/update” game. You’re not going to have to keep installing new drivers to support your hardware (I mean seriously guys, get it right the first time) because eventually they just won’t be made available for your device anymore, and you won’t be forced to update or upgrade your operating system (I mean seriously guys, why don’t you try shipping without bugs instead of forcing me to keep patching your mess) because eventually your device just won’t be supported anymore. This is consumer nirvana: buy it, use it, and throw it away.

    Honestly, this is the only way that life makes sense, and computing should be no different. It’s hard to believe that companies can make much money with this kind of business model because their costs are never ending. They have to keep making new products to replace the the last ones that we bought and threw away, so they just have to keep spending more and more money with no end in sight and for no other reason than their products are defective by design. Ouch! Buy as much of this as possible before the companies wake up and realize that it’s in our best interest to buy poorly supported garbage hardware and software but not theirs sell it. Of all of the good things about devices like this, this is all that matters. It’s clearly an improvement over the old hardware and software that notebooks are saddled with these days, and this is the future of computing because it’s an obvious step forwards. That’s for bringing the sensibility of the tablet lifestyle or the failing notebook for factor. Thank you!!!! I look forward to throwing one of these in the garbage very soon.

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    How does the Tegra 2 compare to the Atom processor? Has anyone seen a speed test comparison?

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  • sola

    @boxrock
    Wow, quite a rant. You sound like someone a bit disillusioned. Hey, this is capitalism we live in.

    However:
    12″ Tegra2 laptops/netbooks could be useful to a certain segment for a set of use-cases.

    With an optimized Linux distro or Android they could absolutely reach a fan-less, cool, 10 hour runtime with speedy browsing.

    That would be enough for me as an ultra-portable home/travel notebook.