Netbook with Sliding Keyboard Coming from China

At first glance, it looks like another tablet, but if you try to touch the 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.

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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]