Monday, March 9, 2009

Touchbook - Netbook based on ARM

Came across this 'Touchbook' - a netbook based on ARM platform - recently.

So what, you might ask? Well, one - its OpenSource - based on OpenHardware and ofcourse, Opensource software. Hardware - specifically, the Beagleboard and software - Angstrom distro. More on this here.

The Touchbook has a plethora of features:

Dimensions: 9.4" X 7" X 1.4"
Weight: 2 lbs with keyboard
Storage: 8GB micro SD Card
Display: 1024 X 600; 8.9" Touchscreen
3D Accelerometer
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
10 to 15 hrs of battery life
speakers, microphone and headphone slots
6 USB slots
Formfactor capable of using the device in multiple ways: as a laptop, handheld gaming device, video player etc.
Two modes of operation - one that uses keyboard and the other that uses the touchscreen.

More about the features - here.

In Me's opinion - this is one helluva device. Needless to say, one that Me'll target to buy in the recent future.


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