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Netbook Navigator Nav7 UMPC to ship soon, says Netbook Navigator

Netbook-Navigator-Nav-7-31 Oh, cool! Look at that sweet UMPC to your right! That would be Netbook Navigator's Nav7 UMPC, and it's pretty awesome, especially for us. 

The Nav7 doesn't can come with without any operating system, but if you want to pay a bit more for one, it'll come with 32-bit Windows 7, in any one of the versions. It comes standard with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530, a 16GB SSD, and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. You can definitely upgrade those standards, though, with options for 32GB or 64GB SSDs and up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM. 

Other things that are included are a 1024 x 600 7-inch capacitive screen, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, two USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n wireless networking, audio in/out, two integrated speakers, and an integrated touchpad on the back with dedicated mouse buttons. 

You can buy the barebones unit without any OS for $599, but with options and software, you can run the Nav7 up through the $1000 mark. Take a look after the break at some press pictures. 

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[Netbook Navigator via UMPCPortal]

 

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8 thoughts on “Netbook Navigator Nav7 UMPC to ship soon, says Netbook Navigator

  • Very nice… it’d be even nicer if it were using one of AMD’s Brazos chips with the built-in graphics core instead of an Atom. You’d gain 64-bit support, faster CPU, obviously better graphics, plus support for more than 2GB of ram and an HDMI port (which would be great for a device like this).

    If I were them, rather than shipping with no OS I’d ship with something like openSUSE Linux with KDE’s netbook (touchscreen) interface enabled. That way people would see something nice when they turned on the screen rather than some sort of “No OS found” message from the BIOS. :-) If I recall correctly Win7 takes something like 11GB or 14GB of space including page file, while I know openSUSE can install in 2.7GB of space including productivity tools, image viewers, media player, instant messenger, VoIP client and most of the other software you’re going to want to use.

    Still, quite nice – the only thing slightly odd to me is the touchpad on the back of a device that already has a capacitive touch screen.

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    Even with a capacitive touchscreen, Windows 7 really requires a mouse/buttion. Hiding them at the back was a brilliant move. Saves space on the bezel and holding it I suspect would be more natural.

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  • FYI… it doesn’t ship with “no OS” it is simply offered as an option for people who already have their own licenses. If you buy the NAV9 from Amazon, for example, it comes pre-loaded with 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I’m sure the same will be the case for the NAV7, unless you choose to do a custom order with no OS. I was lucky enough to test one of these out at CES and it definitely has that cool factor going for it.

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    Old Atom Z500 series is annoying… I’d like to see AMD Fusion here. That’s not an impossible thing to do…

    However I would use this for navigating in a car only. 2 USB ports is nice (e.g. one for DVB-T) and the reverse placing of the touchpad and as well the reverse placed left and right click buttons look interesting and innovative.

    Does the manufacturer offer a car-stand/kit?

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  • Up to now I have not received my password neither my username and I have made all the necessary one
    I feel really that cannot buy the nav7 that I want (NAV7 PC 630 $+- with COUPON)
    Netnav should improve the attention to people that we want not buy products falsified in China.
    That is not good
    Thank you
    Ing. Eduardo Ammatuna

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