We're still more than a little bemused by the Litl Webbook; the 12-inch notebook is no mere netbook, Litl insist, but instead offers simplicity of use more akin to a TV than a computer. However, while we might not be the target audience, even after a video demo it's unclear whether that simplicity is worth the $699 price tag. Litl have recently posted a video unboxing and hands-on demo with the Webbook.
Video unboxing after the cut
The Litl Webbook met with confusion when it officially launched earlier this week. While the 12-inch notebook may resemble a netbook for kids, its $699 price tag slots it in among grown-up laptops, begging the questions of who exactly is the target audience and why should they bother? CrunchGear's Doug Aamoth caught up with the Boston company to find out some more details plus get a hands-on play with the Webbook itself.
Video demo and interview after the cut
Given that most netbook press releases look like photocopies of each other, we're particularly intrigued by the Litl Webbook. Spotted last week whipping through the FCC, the Webbook is described by Litl as "an internet computer for the home" and uses a home-grown always-on OS; it can be used as a standard netbook or, flipped round, as a more passive TV device with an optional remote control and "TV style" control knob.