Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sharp Release Netbook with With Optical Sensor LCD Pad

While more and more companies are joining the netbook market, most of them comes makes pretty similar machine which comes with a standard specs. But we do get surprise once in a while when a netbook like Mebius PC-NJ70A from Sharp is announced. It's claimed to be the first netbook with LCD touchpad that allow for both stylus and multi-touch finger operation.

Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook
The LCD touchpad is an 854 x 480 resolution screen placed right on the palm rest and is able to recognize drawings and text using the bundled stylus, and to perform the same finger-based functions, such as zoom in, zoom out, rotate, and other multi-touch functions which is similar to what you can do with an iphone or Apple’s latest MacBooks.

Check it out in the following video:

Other than the LCD touchpad, Sharps's Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook has a standards specs like many other netbooks on the market: 10.1-inch screen, a 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, an Intel 945GSE Express Chipset, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB of HDD, 1.3Mp webcam, Bluetooth 2.1 and wireless web over 802.11b/g.

No words on when this netbook from Sharp will be released, but it's expected to retail for ¥80,000 ($814 US).


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