Netbook w/Removable UMPC

III showed off Frankestein device at Computex that’s part netbook and part UMPC. They took an HP Mini 1000, gutted it and replaced its stock components with a VIA C-7 processor. They chopped off the display and replaced it with a slate-style device that runs on an ARM processor and Android.

This device is obviously just a working concept, but it looks awkward to say the least. “New” designs like this make me wish that HP (or someone else) would dust off the Compaq tc1100’s blueprints.

via Liliputing

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  1. Sumocat

    06/05/2009 at 12:55 pm

    I would have grabbed this story, but then I started thinking about categorization and I’m not sure what happened after that. I started off thinking, technically, it should be called a mini-note because it uses a VIA processor and that’s the term VIA uses for their low cost small notebooks. On the other hand, the base is a HP Mini 1000 that had an Intel Atom processor, so it was originally a netbook. Not that it matters because LCSNPC covers both, unless it winds up not being low cost, and then it could be a MCSNPC or HCSNPC. The screen part should be an MID because it uses an ARM processor and runs Google Android, which is a mobile OS. But does OS really matter? Certainly it’s big enough to be a UMPC. If the keyboard part runs on its own, then we’ve got a Keyboard PC. But the whole package is that of a hybrid Tablet PC, so why bother describing the component parts at all? And then I felt dizzy and…

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