Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Dec 2009 05:33 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems OSNews reviews the Litl Webbook, an Atom mini-notebook with an innovative convertible form-factor and a custom, web-centric Linux-based OS. (Includes video review). Update: Turns out that Havoc Pennington, proponent of the Gnome Online Desktop, now works at Litl. No coincidence.
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Hi from litl
by litl_phil on Wed 30th Dec 2009 16:05 UTC
litl_phil
Member since:
2009-12-30

Hi, thanks for reviewing our product!

It's worth pointing out that the functionality of the litl webbook will expand through our growing channels platform - we are releasing an SDK so anyone can develop litl channels. Channels are customized-for-litl versions of webapps and content.

Price: check out our 12.1" WXGA LCD 1280x800 - it's the best on the market for its class and is incredibly bright with a 178-degree viewing angle. It's not cheap and it does impact our price, as does the low travel scissor action keys. This is a quality device. We don't really see cheap small netbooks as in the same category.

We do see our webbook as a premium designer device and it's for the home, not road warriors - hence our focus on easel mode and channels.

@cb_osn: thanks you've hit the nail on the head. The desktop metaphor that Windows etc still uses arose in pre-web times. Litl is all about a simpler interface which is web-driven instead of hardware driven.

Follow us on twitter.com/litl, see http://blog.litl.com
or email asklitl@litl.com if you have questions.

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RE: Hi from litl
by mpxlbs on Wed 30th Dec 2009 17:56 in reply to "Hi from litl"
mpxlbs Member since:
2009-01-25

Will you ship to europe?

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RE: Hi from litl
by David on Wed 30th Dec 2009 22:03 in reply to "Hi from litl"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Thanks for mentioning the screen resolution. I neglected to mention in my review that the monitor is far superior to what you'd normally get on a cheapie laptop.

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