Yet Another Mini PC
from the yes,-but-when-will-they-ship? dept
Yet another company is jumping into the “mini-PC” business. This one, backed by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures, is working on a tiny notebook computer that will weigh about a pound. While Allen says he just came up with the idea a year ago, the prototype machine looks strikingly similar to the tiny IBM handheld notebooks that were out in Japan about a decade ago (can’t seem to find any pictures online, sorry). For some reason, those machines never really caught on. Of course, others are working on full-powered handheld computers as well, including IBM, OQO and Tiqit – though, they all seem to be focused on different designs than this new Vulcan venture. The main similarity between all of them, though, seems to be that they’re a long way from shipping. Any bets on whether or not any of these devices make it out in 2003, or if they’ll all appear in next year’s VaporWare awards?
Comments on “Yet Another Mini PC”
Little Machines for Little People
Will it have the tiny keyboard buttons that only someone with liliputian fingers can peck too?
Re: Little Machines for Little People
If you took the time to follow the link Mike posted, you would know your answer is… Yes.
Save us from tiny buttons
Now, if someone would invent a computer with a keyboard like Think Outside’s that doesn’t block the screen with your knuckles when typing, and a multi-part screen with flexible circuit board connectionss (or maybe a rollable screen), then you’d get something more than a handful of folks would want.