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Toshiba have told apcmag.com that the mini note should appear on shelves soon.
Here’s some details from their website.
Toshiba is set to join industry heavyweights HP and Dell in the mainstream surge towards compact mini-note PCs. “We’ve been looking at the market place and we will have a ULPC very soon” Mark Whittard, General Manager of Toshiba Australia, revealed to APCmag.com during the company’s annual MobileXchange mobile computing forum in Sydney.
While wary of sharing any other details on the product, and having been critical of smaller 7 inch mini-notes for their awkward usability, when asked about finding the right size Whittard said “I per think it’s probably around 9 inches, that’s about as small as you can go”.
Whittard uses ULPC as shorthand for ultra-light personal computer but “ultra-low cost personal computer”. He describes this as being identical to a netbook or mini-note, but deliberately uses the ULPC term to shift the emphasis to the devices low production cost and selling price. On the other hand, Whittard sees the ultra-mobile PC or UMPC form factor as being better suited to “a full function PC”.
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