Cybernet Zero-Footprint PC
from the all-in-one dept
Rami Kassab writes “There’s a new compact PC out on the market and this time it isn’t just another laptop. Cybernet has built the first ever keyboard PC. It sports most of the hardware features power-users like to see in a computer while maintaining its sleek compact design. The Zero-Footprint is semi-expandable with its 1 PCI expansion slot. It can house up to 1GB of RAM and can run on up to a 1GHz PIII. A 20 GB 2.5″ 7200 RPM hard drive is included as well.” Interesting, but I’m not sure I believe the “first ever” claim. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen similar set ups before. Also, if you’re going to make it that small, why not shrink it even further to make it the same base size as a laptop, and have a way to plug it in to a headsup display, to make it really useful.
Comments on “Cybernet Zero-Footprint PC”
Vic20, C64, C128, some Amigas, Timex Sinclair, Tandy CoCo …etc.
Just off the top of my head
Re: Keyboard PCs
Well, of course, my old Atari 800 was also a keyboard PC…
But, I know I’ve seen more recent, “Wintel” style keyboard PCs as well.
Re: Keyboard PCs
agreed. “first ever” is really pushing it. first thing i saw when seeing the picture was memories of my commodore 64. sheesh. this seems to be nnothing revolutionary. now if it HOVERED…yeah..now THATS zero footprint!
Re: Re: Keyboard PCs
a dirst , yeah right check out this sites favorite mag “wired” they have an add for one of those pc+keyboards every month!
This isn't new
I’ve seen PCs like this COMDEX for the past 3 or 4 years. They’re neat, and reasonably priced, but they are not brand new.
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The problem here is that if the keyboard gets all gunky, how do you fix it without replacing the whole pc?
Apple sparked the PC revolution with the Apple I and Apple II, both “keyboard PCs”. Sure, they weren’t “zero footprint”, but…. if you think people used Atari-800s as laptop keyboards….
Just want you to know if your zero footprint computer is the cone built by Cybernet the product does not work well after about 2 weeks – locks up constantly; the company does not allow refunds on defective merchandise and is a very rude, disrespectful comany to work with. I just don’t want someone else to be burnt like I have been. Thanks
Re: zero-footprint computer
I have been looking at the footprint for awhile now (p3-866). I would be very interested to hear just what Cybernet said about your lockups,etc.? Additionally I would like to agree with you that their attitude is terrible as I myself have found out speaking with them.