True to its name, US laptop company AlwaysInnovating recently announced a netbook that is - well - an epitome of innovation. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Touch Book:
Weighing only 2lbs and retailing for just $399 max (just $299 stipped-down), the ARM-powered TouchBook claims a battery life of 10-15 hours - which is quite a lot for a netbook. But that hardly makes TouchBook special -- what makes this netbook a cut above the rest is that it is actually 4 gadgets rolled into one --
Laptop computer, handheld game device, e-book reader and video player, the multi form factor Touch Book with its clever multi form factors, is the perfect all-in-one second notebook.
Here are the shipping specs:
* Dimensions -- 9.4" x 7" x 1.4" for 2 lbs (with keyboard)
* ARM Texas Instruments OMAP3 chip
* 1024x600 8.9'' screen
* Storage: 8GB micro SD card
* Wifi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth
* 3-dimensional accelerometer
* Speakers, micro and headphone
* 6 USB 2.0 (3 internal, 2 external, 1 mini)
* 10h to 15 hours of battery life
The Touch Book OS has two modes: one for use with keyboard and touchpad, and one for use as a standalone touchscreen tablet. The innovative 3D interface is easy to use and does not require a stylus or a skinny pinky.
The Touch Book also includes Mozilla's upcoming mobile browser, code-named Fennec, which was designed with touchscreens in mind.
For those who are based in the US, you may pre-order a unit HERE.