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Litl Webbook Gives The Slate PC Another Push At CES

Litl Webbook Gives The Slate PC Another Push At CES

If you thought Tablet PCs were in style here at CES, well, you'd be right. Most any non-traditional notebook is getting a look, and that includes Litl's new Webbook. Debuting at the show this week, this machine is described as an "easy-to-use Internet computer for the home that blends the best of the Web with high-quality TV-like viewing."

It's more like a slate PC than anything else, and while these types of PCs have been around (and not selling very well) for years, Apple's rumored involvement in the sector has seemingly re-sparked the interest. The device has a 12" display, a keyboard and a form factor that fits well with couch-based Web surfers and video watchers.

As for specs? You'll get a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, HDMI output, 2GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and a headphone port. Unfortunately, the $699 price tag may be a bit steep for most, but we can't deny that this one looks good. Really good.



All-New Litl Webbook Debuts at 2010 CES

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The first public demonstration of the all-new litl webbook (litl.com) will take place at the Intel booth during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from Jan. 7 - 10th. In addition, a special press and blogger demonstration of the litl webbook will be held on January 7 at 3:00 pm at the Intel booth's "Upload Lounge."

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100105/NE32190 )

Announced in November, the litl webbook is an easy-to-use Internet computer for the home that blends the best of the Web with high-quality TV-like viewing. Using the power of the Intel ® Atom (TM) processor, the webbook makes the web simple, engaging, and fun. With a unique and versatile design, the litl webbook can be used as a conventional laptop or the 12 - inch screen and keyboard flip around on the patented hinge so it can stand upright like an easel - making it ideal for viewing photos, reading news headlines, and watching online videos.

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looks like an interesting product/concept...i hope the company does well and actually sells enough of these things to stay afloat.

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at 699 I doubt it

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Hi Shawn, thanks for covering our product. Worth noting that we have our own innovative UI - litl rethinks how people use the web and strips out what you don't need. Also we'll be adding lots more capability through third party apps developed for our channels program - we'll be releasing an SDK soon. Our software is 100% maintenance-free, new channels and other improvements just get installed automatically via our update system.

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That's a tough market.  I'm pretty sure teens would be out of the question because a word processor is a must.  Not sure who would buy a $700 computer that only does tv and the web, then again there is no talk of the OS that will be used, aside from litl saying a custom sdk.

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Hi mentaldisorder: LitlOS uses our own Clutter-based UI on top of a customized Ubuntu UME base. For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litl_OS

Our execs are at CES 2010 and are happy to demo our webbook. You can try the litl webbook at the Intel booth.

Inquiries: asklitl@litl.com

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