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.

Via:  PR Newswire
Tags:  CES, tablet, litl, webbook, slate
Comments
shanewu 4 years ago

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

rapid1 4 years ago

at 699 I doubt it

litl_phil 4 years ago

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.

mentaldisorder 4 years ago

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.

litl_phil 4 years ago

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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