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GoNote 10 touted as first Android netbook

Combines the best of a laptop and an Android tablet

Ergo Electronics has announced its GoNote GNT10, a netbook style laptop running Google's Android operating system.

With the GoNote, the firm aims to combine the laptop layout with a tablet touchscreen. The device is designed for students and will launch next month in white and black with a price tag of just £149. See also: Best Android apps.

GoNote GNT10

Sam Goult, design director of the GoNote said: "The future business prospects for students will undoubtedly be digital, and those with a solid computing know-how will be at the forefront. An engaging piece of hardware like GoNote can help our children to make the ‘A’ grade whilst at school, entertain them with apps once the work is done, and give them the experience and vision to be the future wave of app developers."

The GoNote GNT10 will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 10in touchscreen (1024 x 600). It will be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM. There's 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD as well as 5GB of cloud storage with Box.com.

Users can use Skype and Google+ with the front facing webcam and there are a number of ports including four USB, Mini HDMI and an Ethernet port.

With work in mind the GoNote comes pre-loaded with Kingsoft Office for creating and editing documents. There's also access to the Google Play Store for downloading other apps and games.

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