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Sharp demos 10.1-inch netbook with LCD trackpad

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue April 21, 2009

Sharp Mebius NJ70A netbook

The Japanese division of Sharp has announced the Mebius NJ70A, its newest netbook. While designed in a standard 10.1-inch format, the system is said to be the first netbook in the world with an LCD trackpad. The pad measures a separate four inches, and is equipped with LED backlighting and resolutions scaling up to 854x480. Users can run several apps directly from the screen, such as games and a paint program. It additionally recognizes multi-touch gestures similar to those on the Apple MacBook, such as pinching and expanding fingers to scale content.

Driving the hardware is an Atom N270 CPU paired with an 945GSE chipset. Other known features include a built-in webcam, and a default 160GB hard drive. White and black versions of the netbook are expected to ship sometime in May; as with a number of Japanese products, pricing is listed only as being open.



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  1. leamanc

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    Distracting

    Wow, that looks like it would be really distracting. Was anybody asking for this? Seems like a gimmick that nobody wants.

  1. TomSawyer

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    Wow

    Here's one for the Nintendo DS crowd. It really looks to me like it would add little to the functionality factor.

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