Quanta smartbook and Qualcomm tablet concept

Quanta_Android_Snapdragon_Smartbook_prototype_0Slashgear has the scoop on a new smartbook prototype from Quanta and a tablet concept from Qualcomm.

The smartbook uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset for cool operation, which means no fan needed. The keyboard offers one-touch access to the homescreen with three customisable panes, as well as a slide-out programs menu for apps and controls.

The Qualcomm tablet is just a concept, not a functioning prototype. The hybrid design includes a detachable keyboard and mouse and integrated stand, so it can function in hand or on a desk. Unfortunately, such a design does not lend itself to lap use like a convertible would. However, Quanta is reporting ongoing positive response to the design, which is encouraging. Both would offer all-day battery life and the usual wireless trifecta of wifi, Bluetooth and 3G. Sizable gallery of both, plus a video demo, available at Slashgear.

Via jkkmobile

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Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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  1. Well, that tablet concept is nothing new. Jump in the way-back machine to 1993 where Compaq sold the pen-based Concerto. A “tablet” with detachable keyboard, and a big hinge/leg that folded out to stand up just like the thing in this picture. I owned one for a few years, it was a great little machine once you put windows 95 on it.

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