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TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B Reply with quote

TechCrunch Tablet Update: Prototype B


The device has a 12-inch touchscreen with a 4:3 aspect ratio (which is ideal for web browsing in my opinion). It is powered with a Via Nano processor, which has performed at par with the Intel Atom in our testing. 1 GB of ram (its more than we need) and a 4 GB flash drive to store the OS and browser and any cache. Resolution is 1024◊768, which means the vast majority of websites are viewed in full width without scrolling. The device also has wifi, an accelerometer (so when you turn the screen on its side you can view more of a web page), a camera and a four cell battery. Total cost of the device, when we include estimates for the case, codecs and other miscellaneous items, is just over $200. Prototype B is actually much less expensive because the screen we used isnít very good. The price estimate includes a much better, more expensive LCD.  (Source: Michael Arrington, Tech Crunch)


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