Latest in Android

Image credit:

Mtube II mixes an Android tablet with an XP netbook

Nilay Patel
06.05.09
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links


Been thinking about settling down with an XP netbook but can't get the idea of an Android tablet out of your mind? We understand your pain -- and so does Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry, which is showing off the Mtube II netbook / tablet at Computex. The slick remix of an HP Mini 1000 runs XP when in netbook configuration, but then switches over to Android on an unspecified ARM processor when the screen is pulled off and used as a tablet. Yes, it's basically the product most of us have daydreamed about for ages -- much like the Touch Book -- but there are some tradeoffs here: first, the Atom in the netbook base has been swapped for a VIA C7-M, so it's not exactly a rocket, and second, the screen is connected by VNC, so video performance isn't going to be all that great. We're hoping the additional year of development III says it needs will solve some of those problems, but until then you know we'll be doodling this thing all through math class. Videos after the break.




All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

View
What's on TV this week: 'Shenmue III'

What's on TV this week: 'Shenmue III'

View
iFixit pulls apart the 16-inch MacBook Pro and sees little has changed

iFixit pulls apart the 16-inch MacBook Pro and sees little has changed

View
Apple's latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches

Apple's latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr