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TmX



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TmX
This is an interesting tablet-netbook, called Touchbook

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I'm interested in it, because it's a ARM device.
The price it's not that expensive ($399 for tablet+keyboard, or $299 just for the tablet itself).

I already did some Googling, and it seems that there are some problems with the hardware & software, e.g:
http://www.umpcportal.com/2009/08/touchbook-owner-talks-about-build-quality-issues/

Considering it's a beta product (and let's not forget the price), guess we can't complain that much...

If you like playing/messing with your netbook, probably touchbook is a good choice. Otherwise, go for the iPad.
Slicker, thinner, and of course the awesome Apple logo... hehe
Post 09 Sep 2010, 16:42
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windwakr



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Interesting. If it were a little cheaper, I'd consider getting one.




TmX wrote:
Otherwise, go for the iPad.
Slicker, thinner, and of course the awesome Apple logo..

....extremely overpriced, made by people who are treated like(or really are?) slaves.

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Post 09 Sep 2010, 20:09
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TmX



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windwakr wrote:

....extremely overpriced, made by people who are treated like(or really are?) slaves.


I've tried my friend's, and my impression at that time was like "hmm not bad". I like the build quality. It's nice.

On the other hand, the Touch book build looks a bit toyish (?). I don't think there are touch book users on my city, so I have to buy one to verify that. At least you can run Linux on it.

Oh well...
Post 10 Sep 2010, 03:06
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revolution
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I'd say wait until the Cortex-A15 CPU is ready. 2.5GHz quad core.

Also wait until the Touchbook makers are into the second generation with all the bugs and fuck-ups fixed. It looks like the current model is destined to break with a few short months of use.
Post 10 Sep 2010, 03:19
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edfed



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revolution wrote:
I'd say wait until the Cortex-A15 CPU is ready. 2.5GHz quad core.

Also wait until the Touchbook makers are into the second generation with all the bugs and fuck-ups fixed. It looks like the current model is destined to break with a few short months of use.


exactlly like the acer aspire one, my model lost its bios one time, after a full discharge of the battery. the only way to fix that was to do the bios flash at startup, fn+esc before power on, with a usb flash containing the biosfile...
this kind of pc have nothing common with earlier, i suppose that many standard hardware are emulated. inducing problems with low level functionalities.
Post 10 Sep 2010, 11:31
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