Monday, April 03, 2006

Honey, Can I have a FLYBOOK?

Mobility redefined! Flybook is a go-anywhere, do-everything computer. It’s as powerful as a desktop or a heavyweight laptop PC and as handy as a mobile phone. At a tiny 235 x 155 x 31mm, it’s crammed with the latest multimedia and telecommunications technology. Flybook is the office in your pocket!

Here are the specs:

Processor Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800, clock rate at 1GHz
64K L1 Instruction Cache; 64K L1 Data Cache
512K L2 Write-back Cache
Built-in NorthBridge to support DDR/SDR/PCI interface
LongRun Technology to extend Battery usage
Support full SMM(System Management Mode)

Chipset ALi 1535+

Graphic Chipset ATi Radeon Mobility high performance low power chipset
Built-in 16MB VRAM
Support VGA-out and Video-out
Support DirectXR 9.0

Main Memory 512MB DDR

BIOS and Flash Phoenix FB BIOS/512KB

Display 8.9" wide-view 16:9 display
LTPS technology
1024 x 600 (Wide-XGA) high resolutions
Highest color to 32-bit
Touch Panel overlaid for full screen touch control

External Display XGA (1024 x 768) (highest to 32-bit color)
SXGA (1280 x 1024)(highest to 32-bit color)
Highest resolutions to 1800 x 1440 (highest to 32-bit color)

External Video NTSC/PAL

PC Card Interface Support PCMCIA Cardbus Type-I/II

Hard Disk 2.5" Ultra DMA 66/100; 40 GB

Bluetooth Built-in Bluetooth Version 1.1
Antenna : Built-in

Wireless WAN Built-in GPRS
Frequency : Tri Band ( 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz )
Antenna : Built-in

Wireless LAN(WiFi) Built-in 802.11b Wireless LAN function
Antenna : Built-in

Wired connection Built-in Modem (56K) (RJ-11)
Built-in LAN (10/100Mbps) (RJ-45)

I/O Port 1 x mini-VGA
1 x Video-Out
2 x USB 2.0
2 x 1394 Firewire
1 x LAN (RJ-45)
1 x PSTN(RJ-11)
1 x PCMCIA Type-II Slot
1 x pair of earphones/Mic
Built-in WiFi antenna
Shared Bluetooth antenna
Built-in WAN antenna
1 x external wireless WAN antenna connection socket

Audio AC 97; built-in speakers (stereo)

Keyboard 80-key standard keyboard

Fast Keys 2 x Mouse Emulation buttons sets
Direction/Confirm Knob (Trackpoint)
Hot Keys

Power Support ACPI for Power On/Off, STR, STD and power management.

Battery 3-cell Li-Ion rechargeable batteries
Built-in very-low cut-off/Overcharge/Over Temp/Over-Current protection
2 hours Fastest charging time
User swappable

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP® Home or Professional Edition

Security BIOS/Power On/Hard Disk user name and password

Mechanical and
Dimensions Clam shell and tablet convertible styles
Landscape/Portrait display
Dimensions:235 x 155 x 31 (mm)
Weight around 1230g

External Power 100~240V / 50-60 Hz

They are selling overseas now and are running around $3000. I don't when they are projected to be sold in the U.S., but that's o.k. It gives me some time to save some cash.