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

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


  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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