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Old 22nd February 2010, 15:02   #1
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Just came across this amazing mail. This will change the whole computer industry IMO. I don't know from which company this is.

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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:50   #2
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Is'nt it nothing more than just a laptop without a monitor?
Anyways, I remember the first computer that I had my hands on was a "BBC micro" way back in 1987! It was in my school when I opted for Computer Science. And it also had the cpu inside the keyboard, not much different from the pictures above.
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this was launched long ago. i think in mid 2008 if i remember correctly. it was not a hit as pricing was ridiculous.

Now with the advent of atom. the prices of these can be kept low. i think asus has already launched one, or was planning to launch.
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This does look 2008. The 2010 version is this :
The keyboard is packing a 5-inch built-in display, a 1.6 GHz Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB SSD, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. As far as ports, it's got wireless HDMI, 2 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, and audio in/out
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Just came across this amazing mail. This will change the whole computer industry IMO. I don't know from which company this is......
It is from a company called Cybernet, based at Irvine, California, U.S.A. See it here .
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Just came across this amazing mail. This will change the whole computer industry IMO. I don't know from which company this is.
Whoa! Like this?



Or this?


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Had one of those more than 20 years ago (Commodore 64). Also had the Commodore-1541, 5.25" disk drive to go with it.

Oh and years before that I remember a cousin having a slimline Sinclair Spectrum ZX81.
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These things are used in POS (Point-of-sale, not piece of soot) and have been in use for this purpose for ages.
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But this might help companies who have a seperate CPU. As @bugman told the olden days are back now.
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It is like fashion industry, bring up a 25 year old design and everybody is awed!

I would have been impressed if it had a holographic screen projecting from the keyboard. The way they do it in Ocean's 12, the Coronation Egg is projected as a holograph.
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These things are used in POS (Point-of-sale, not piece of soot) and have been in use for this purpose for ages.
Exactly (as is the case with the one in the first post).

LPT port, two serial ports and a card-swipe are dead giveaways.
DVI port looks a little out of place

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These things are used in POS (Point-of-sale, not piece of soot) and have been in use for this purpose for ages.
Exactly, i have seen similar ones in " Total " mall billing counters.
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Old designs with new materials. I if I am not wrong it will be priced close to a laptop. Also what is the point? Mobility, Convenience, Easy maintenance, it will address none of these better than either laptop or desktop.
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The Zero-Foot-Print-PC ZPC-GX31 by Cybernet (www.cybernetman.com ) has been in the market since March 2008 with hardly any updated version, though it affords a limited degree of customisation. Currently it uses an Intel Core2 Quad with Windows 7. The manufacturer makes no pretensions of it being a consumer PC nor touts that he has done something wonderful out of the ordinary except what it really is. If one looks into their website, it is mainly intended for the industry applications. (such as Financials, Healthcare, Education, Government, Point of Sale, Call Centers, Factory Floors.) They have their own clientele.

IMO, there is absolutely no point in comparing it with such devices as Commodore or viewing it from the perspective of of an ever-greedy consumer .
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