The SmartBook: The Future Delivered Last Year
Well we are all for amazing devices and freaky gadgets, but the SmartBook is the monster that scared them all away. The future came and went and most people didn’t even know about it. Here we have a device that is a netbook, a tablet, a Mobile Internet Device, A PC Dual Screen, a VOIP phone, a bluetooth/wired keyboard and the kitchen sink. Always Innovating, the company that made this device, calls it the “Swiss Knife” of electronics.
The tablet is a fully-functional standalone tablet. You dont need anything else to run it. It has an 8.9 inch capacative touchscreen with an integrated front-facing webcam.
VOIP Mobile Internt Device i.e. The Minibook
In the back of the tablet sits the Minibook. This device is basically a smartphone running Android 2.2 with a capacative touchscreen, front facing camera, wifi b/g/n, hdmi out, and a whole host of other features.
The keyboard “dock” for the smartbook is a very smart design in itself. It has compartments to store a USB pen-drive and the Dual-Screen USB to HDMI adaptor. It can connect not only to the Smartbook but to any other computer via bluetooth or a USB cable.
You read that correctly, its Operating Systems in plural. This device supports not 1, not 2, not 3 but a whopping 4 operating systems which are:
- Ubuntu 10.10 (ARM)
- AIOS – Always Innovating Operating System
- Android (2.3)
- Chromium OS
The best part of this device is the price. In its complete everything and the kitchen sink configuration it costs an awe inspiring $549, which is cheaper than the iPad, the Motorola XOOM and the Samsung Galaxy TAB.
- ARM Texas Instruments cortex-A8 with video and 3D acceleration
- Numonyx 512MB RAM + 256 MB NAND
- 8GB microSD card
- 1024×600 8.9″ capacitive touchscreen
- Extractable Mini Book
- Detachable Bluetooth / USB keyboard
- Stored-in 2GB USB keychain
- Stored-in Dual Screen
- Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth class 2.1
- Video output HDMI 720p
- 4 available USB 2.0 (2 internal, 2 external)
- 3-dimensional accelerometer
- Speakers, micro and headphone I/O
- Headset included
- 3 batteries:
- 12000mAh in the Keyboard
- 6000mAh in the Tablet
- 1500mAh in the Mini Book
- outstanding battery life
- FCC, CE, UL-certified, 5V, 3.5A power adapter
- Bi-color silver/black case
- Dark-red transparent back cover
- Secured attachment system of tablet into keyboard
- 9.7″ x 7″ x 1.3″ for 3 lbs
Also coming from the company are a Pico Projector and a Pocket TV. Watch more in the Video.