Pictures

65PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
3.23529411764706 4 5 0
3.23529411764706
17 VOTES

The Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker is a mid to expensive netbook released in late 2009.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

5" touchscreen display with standard 10" netbook resolution

2 agree

3-second quickboot

1 agrees

original form-factor concept - somewhere between a netbook and PDA

1 agrees

runs Linux (Ubuntu)

1 agrees

10 hours of battery life for all day computing

1 agrees

optical pointer mouse

1 agrees

affordable compared to similarly sized competition

1 agrees

microSDHC storage expansion

1 agrees

extremely portable design - great to see in a time when 7-9" netbooks are being phased out / replaced by larger 10-12" models

1 agrees

good keyboard design - largest keys possible considering the size constraints

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

smaller size impedes usability

1 agrees

no internal 3G

1 agrees

no wrist rests - makes it awkward to type on

1 agrees

based on an ARM processor - not X86 compatible (no Windows compatibility)

1 agrees

non-removable battery

1 agrees

large screen bezel - looks like the display could have been made larger

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker is a mid to expensive netbook released in late 2009. Sharp describes the netbooks as a Mobile Internet Tool that is easy to handle as a mobile phone but still has all the functionality of a PC. The Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker has a quick launch function, a necessity for modern netbooks, where the netbook can allow the user to access e-mail and instant messaging services in under three seconds while the rest of the operating system loads in the background. The LCD is a 5-inch touch screen - a very unique feature for the price that Sharp is asking. Other touch screen netbooks on the market are priced at over a thousand, and sometimes over two thousand, a huge difference from the four to five hundred range that the PC-Z1 NetWalker is in.

Features
  • 5-inch Wide SVGA touch-screen LCD
  • Full keyboard
  • Business documents can be created and edited
  • Palmtop size
  • Quick Launch function
  • Internet Access
  • Can be used as electronic dictionary and e-book
  • Comes in White, Black, and Red
  • Linux/Ubuntu*7 9.04 (Smartbook Remix for ARM-based systems, Sharp customized version)
  • i.MX51 multimedia applications processor manufactured by Freescale Semiconductor
  • 512 MB (fixed)
  • 68-key keyboard (key pitch: approx. 14 mm*8; key stroke: approx. 0.8 mm)
  • Optical pointer (optical pointing device)
  • microSD Memory Card/microSDHC Memory Card
About Us