Budget Linux Tablet can be stuck on a fridge


Budget Linux Tablet can be stuck on a fridge

Cliff Saran

Mobile specialist Always Innovating has developed a $299 ARM processor-powered magnetic tablet computer running Linux, which the company says can be stuck on the front of a fridge.

Due to ship in May, the 0.9 kg Touch Book will come with the Touch Book OS, based on the Angström Linux distribution. The company said users can also install other operating systems including Google Android, Ubuntu, and Windows CE.

Gregoire Gentil, founder of Always Innovating and creator of the Touch Book, said, "You can use it as a netbook computer, a hand-held game machine, or a video player. You can even reverse the keyboard to prop it up on a table in an inverted 'V'"

The Touch Book has an 8.9inch 1024x600 resolution touch screen and can play up to 720p video files, It includes a detachable keyboard, allowing the device to used as a tablet PC. The device uses two batteries: the one for the tablet provide between has three to five hours' battery life, while the keyboard battery extends battery life of the Touch Book to 10 to 15 hours.

The manufacturer said the built-in USB ports allow users to plug in memory sticks and 3G dongles.

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