Netbook Navigator, based in New Jersey, has announced a new addition to its slate range, the Netbook Navigator Nav 9i, already on sale for $450.
The Nav 9i is packing a decent Intel Atom N550 – dual cores, each clocked at 1.5GHz for graphical tasks there is Intel’s integrated GMA 3150 GPU. Its display is an 9.7-inch capacitive jobbie with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, supported by 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 16GB SSD on the base model, upgradeable to 128GB.
The Navigator Nav 9i slate is Windows 8-ready – i.e. the full Windows 8, not the non-stand-alone slimmed-down RT operating system, and there is a SIM slot for everywhere-online connectivity plus two USB-2 ports , miniHMDI, and an optional 3G modem. WiFi-n and BlueTooth 2.1 are included.
The Netbook Navigator Nav 9i measures 0.6-inches at its stoutest point, and tips the scales at just 680 grams, slightly heavier than the new iPad, but with a good few more features for the extra 50 grams. Right now it’s running Windows 7, and its 2800mAh battery pack should give a fullish day of moderate use. The 1.3MP camera should keep video callers happy too.