Laptop/Tablet is Best Netbook Ever

March 2, 2009

This new laptop/tablet PC from Always Innovating is mind-blowing.  It uses some weird new processor from Texas Instruments that increases its battery life and eliminates start up time. It's also got two batteries - one in the screen and one in the keyboard.  That's important because you can detach them from one another!

The major selling point of this device is that you can just pull of the display and use it as a touchpad, or you can attach it to the keyboard and use it like a traditional netbook.  Insane.  

It comes with its own operating system, so that cuts down on the cost.  The operating system has some kind of 3D interface that you operate using the touch screen.  It has two batteries (one in each half) so when you put it together you can get up to 15 hours of battery life.

It'll be available in the late spring, but you can preorder it now for $400.  It doesn’t appear to have an optical drive, but I’m still freaking the hell out.  Here’s some stats and a gallery of the Touchbook from Always Innovating:

The specs:

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


Source: Always Innovating