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Smartbook Gestapo unveils new 11.6-inch laptop

Like a bully who steals money and doesn't spend it

Shane McGlaun | Feb 26, 2010 at 9:41 am CST (0 mins, 43 secs time to read)

I really hate it when someone takes their trademarks to the extreme. Smartbook AG did this when it pretty much sat back on it haunches letting the term smartbook grow to a common term like netbooks before it started threatening any one uttering the term smartbook with legal action.

Smartbook Gestapo unveils new 11.6-inch laptop | TweakTown.com

After playing internet bully to protect "smartbook", which Qualcomm and other providers say is protected by a trademark of dubious value, the company's latest offering isn't even a smartbook. The machine is called the Logo and is a 1.3kg ultra-thin notebook running an Intel CPU.

The machine has an 11.6-inch screen, CULV Intel CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD, and a 3G modem. Battery life is promised to be 8 hours and the machine runs Windows 7 Home Premium. Pricing is expected at about $952. Here's wishing you a big bag of fail Smartbook AG.

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