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Kohjinsha introduces an ultra-compact laptop

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. D_o_S

    D_o_S Moderator

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    Kohjinsha's SA1F00A is an ultra-compact laptop fitted with a 7", 800 x 480 display, up to 1GB of memory, a 40GB hard drive, 802.11b.g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, Ethernet and - unlike all those UMPC handhelds - an integrated, mechanical keyboard

    Announced today in Japan, the SA1F00A also manages to cram in a pair of USB 2.0 ports, mic and speakers, audio ports, a VGA connector and an SD IO-compatible memory card slot. The machine ships with Windows XP Home Edition. Alas, its CPU is a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 - x86 compatible, and very low power, but not something that's going to rip through processor-hungry apps.

    The display can be rotated 180° and folded back down to create a tablet device.

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    The unit weighs 960g and measures a mere 21.8 x 16.3 x 2.5cm. The built in battery's good for five hours' run time.

    The SA1F00A is due to ship early next month for around ¥109,800 ($928/€730).

    Source: Reg Hardware
     
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    960 grams .. too heavy to fill the gap between portable notebook and cellphone/pda
     
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    That certainly is nice looking.

    Though that touch pad has to be really tiny, something my fat fingers probably won't like.
     
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    Nice idea. Looks rubbish. Screen too small. Screen resolution too low. Needs touch screen and stylus also like PDA. Format all wrong for the size. Should be SQUARE. PDA is portrait. Laptop is landscape. Inbetween should be SQUARE. Optimal use of real estate for emails, PDFs etc. We use iPod for movies and MP3... we need UMPC as a productivity tool, not a games/video machine.
     
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    /signed.

    i wish my nokia e61 would have an open source operating system so i could fix it and turn it into a more productive device :D
     

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