Desktops and Notebooks: eWEEK Labs at Demo 09: The Touch Book

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-03-03
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs at Demo: The Touch Book

by Jim Rapoza

eWEEK Labs at Demo: The Touch Book

Deceiving Look

In its default configuration, the Touch Book looks like a standard generic netbook.

Deceiving Look

Detachable

However, users of the Touch Book can easily detach the main display and system guts from the keyboard.

Detachable

Now a Touch-Pad

Separated from its keyboard, the Touch Book becomes a well-designed touch-pad.

Now a Touch-Pad

The Keyboard-Now What?

Once detached, it's not clear what one would do with the keyboard without risking damage to it.

The Keyboard-Now What?

Multiple Uses

The Touch Book in pad form can be moved around and used in multiple ways. As with the Apple iPhone, the screen display reacts to changes in its position.

Multiple Uses

Custom Linux

The Touch Book runs a custom version of Linux, but can run other operating systems.

Custom Linux

The Insides

The insides of the Touch Book, which are an open design specification, include an ARM processor and places to plug in USB storage and devices internally as well as externally.

The Insides

V Stand Form

The Touch Book can be used in multiple configurations, including this V stand form, ideal for watching videos.

V Stand Form

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