What ever happened to the smart book? Smart books, aka netbooks with ARM processors and lightweight operating systems, were supposed to be the next big thing but before a wave of devices could hit the market, industry experts (including Qualcomm which made most of the processors) declared the category dead.
Toshiba's AC100 is one of the few smart books to be produced and it is a thing of beauty that only Asian and European consumers can purchase. The 1.9-pound, 0.8-inch thick device runs Android 2.1 on its 10-inch screen and has gorgeous yellow accents to compliment its sleek gray and black frame. It doesn't have much of app store, but if you are comfortable sideloading apps into Android or using an alternative marketplace to Google's, you can do a lot with the AC100.