Intrigued by the AllWinner A10 processor, but don’t think an HDMI stick PC is quite what you’re looking for? Maybe the H6 Netbook is more your speed. It features a 10.1 display, 4GB of internal storage, and 1GB of RAM — but it’s the A10 processor that makes the H6 stand out from the crowd.

What else does $140 get you? A VGA webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and 10/100 Ethernet, and an accelerometer. Battery life for the 2800mAh unit is rated at about three hours, and the whole package weighs in at just under two pounds.

The H6 is one of the first netbooks built around the AllWinner A10 to hit retail shelves. At $140 (shipping included), it’s a bit on the pricey side — there’s a very similar netbook up for sale on AliExpress for $116.50 (possibly the same one Brad spotted at $79 recently). It’s still a decent buy, however, and though it ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed, you should be able to load any A10-friendly Linux distribution onto the H6 as well.

One of the best reasons to pick up either of these netbooks is the enthusiastic development scene that has sprung up after the release of the humble MK802. If you’re going to purchase a low-cost, ARM-powered device, it’s hard to go wrong with the A10.

via CNX Software

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

4 replies on “$140 H6 Netbook runs Android 4.0 on an AllWinner A10”

  1. Battery life is a real problem… Otherwise it does seem great. I always wonder what the designers are thinking when they have such obvious problems with their products. How they expect not to make a loss is beyond me.

  2. Close. Put more battery life in then get US distribution and I’m in. Even if the price rises a few bux; I’d even go to $175 if it had all day battery life.

    But one correction. The site actually selling it only specs it with 512MB of RAM, and that is a bit lite for late 2012 and Android 4.x. Yes the headline says 1GB but the details say 512M so who knows what you will actually get. Also that screen is rubbish, only 120 degree viewing angle?

    Why is it assumed that the only market for an ARM netbook/laptop is the cheapest bastards out there? Offer a lighter machine that still has enough grunt to get by on and I’d trade this Thinkpad for it. This one though just falls short of that though. but it is almost good enough to toss a few to the grandkids.

    1. Agreed about the battery life and screen quality. I think the Eee Transformer’s success proves there’s a desire for good Android netbooks. With a case that large, this thing should get 8 hours of battery life and support a 2.5″ hard disk/SSD bay.

      Also, what’s up with the king-sized bezel around the screen? How much larger is this than a typical netbook?

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