Netbook with Sliding Keyboard Coming from China

Samia Perkins - Mar 8, 2011
Netbook with Sliding Keyboard Coming from China

At first glance, it looks like another tablet, but if you try to touch the screen…no response. No, it didn’t get bricked by a bad operating system download, it’s a netbook! The Shanzhai group in China has created a netbook with a sliding keyboard that folds underneath the screen. When folded, it looks just like a large Nokia N97. Observe:

If netbooks are not being made obsolete by tablets, this seems like a good design concept. It’s compact, has a 10-inch display, and a “red cap” mouse in the middle of the keyboard. It looks like it may have a couple of USB ports on the side, but we can’t be sure.

More pics:

And specs:

  • 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N455 processor
  • 10 inch 1026×600 display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 3700mAh LI-ion battery

There is no word on when this would actually be available, in China or in the US, but the manufacturer has said it would sell for 1600 Yuan (about $250 USD).
[via Cloned in China]

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