Hercules explores ARM-based processors, Linux with new netbooks

by Gareth Mankoo

Hercules are known to have their old experiments with Intel’s Atom processors and Windows-based netbooks. Things have changed and the manufacturer wants to explore the success of ARM-based processors and Linux as the operating system of choice. That’s exactly what the eCafe Slim HD and eCafe Ex HD have to offer. Both devices employ a 10-inch display screen, ARM Cortex A8 processing, 512MB DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Both have webcams, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, a mini USB port, SDHC expansion slot720p HD support and 4 second activation when switched from a sleep mode. The eCafe Ex HD will add 16GB storage from the 8GB SSD and 8GB SDHC card contributions.

The eCafe Slim HD will cost you $229 while the eCafe Ex HD will cost you $269. So, we’re awaiting to hear first hand experiences from you.

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