2.7 Pound Tablet with ATI Dedicated Video? Yup… (pics, specs)

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2.7 Pound Tablet with ATI Dedicated Video? Yup…

It weighs 2.7 lbs. It is a full-featured convertible Tablet Computer including no-nonsense wireless hardware (wi-fi, Bluetooth and tri-band cellular wireless GSM/GPRS/EDGE). This tiny little machine packs a punch for such a small device with dedicated ATI graphics to boot!  

We are talking about Dialogue’s Flybook Tablet Computer. We were lucky enough to catch some excellent photos of this machine’s casing at the C3 Expo in NYC that we recently attended. Unfortunately, these display models were non-functional dummy units. We are of course working to obtain a live working machine at this time. For what it’s worth, enjoy some close up shots of what could turn out to be an outstanding Tablet Computer product.

Yes, it comes in different colors!

One hand is all that is needed to hold the tiny Flybook.

A little over two CD’s in width

A reasonable keyboard



But this is where the story gets interesting. on the left side of the device is the slot for your cellular provider’s SIM card – very cool!

And, see that VGA out port on the back? With its ATI graphics (16MB dedicated), the tiny Flybook will support up to a 1800 x 1440 resolution on an external monitor.

Full Specs:

Wireless WAN
– Built-in GPRS
– Frequency : Tri Band ( 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz )
– Antenna : Built-in

– Built-in Bluetooth Version 1.1
– Antenna : Built-in

Wireless LAN(WiFi) – Built-in 802.11b Wireless LAN function
– Antenna : Built-in
Processor – Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800, clock rate:1GHz
– 64K L1 Instruction Cache; 64K L1 Data Cache
– 512K L2 Write-back Cache
– Built-in NorthBridge to support DDR/SDR/PCI interface
– LongRun Technology to extend Battery usage
– Support full SMM(System Management Mode)
Chipset – ALi 1535+
Graphic Chipset – ATi Radeon Mobolity high performance low power chipset
– Built-in 16MB VRAM
– Support VGA-out and Video-out
– Support DirectXR 9.0
Main Memory – 512MB DDR
BIOS and Flash – Phoenix FB BIOS/512KB
Display – 8.9″ wide-view 16:9 display
– LTPS technology
– 1024 x 600 (Wide-XGA) high resolutions
– Highest color to 32-bit
– Touch Panel overlaid for full screen touch control
External Display

– XGA (1024 x 768) (highest to 32-bit color)
– SXGA (1280 1024)(highest to 32-bit color)
– Highest resolutions to 1800 x 1440 (highest to 32-bit color)

External Video – NTSC/PAL
PC Card Interface – Support PCMCIA Cardbus Type-I/II
Hard Disk – 2.5″ Ultra DMA 66/100; 40 GB
Wired connection – Built-in Modem (56K) (RJ-11)
– Built-in LAN (10/100Mbps) (RJ-45)
I/O – One mini-VGA
– One Video-Out
– Two USB 2.0
– Two 1394 Firewire
– One LAN (RJ-45)
– One PSTN(RJ-11)
– One PCMCIA Type-II Slot
– One pair of earphone/Mic
– Built-in WiFi antenna
– Shared Bluetooth antenna
– Built-in WAN antenna
– One external wireless WAN antenna connection socket
Audio – AC 97; built-in two speakers (stereo)
Keyboard – 80-key standard keyboard
Fast Keys – Two sets of Mouse Emulation buttons
– Direction/Confirm Knob (Trackpoint)
– Hot Keys
Power – Support ACPI for Power On/Off, STR, STD and power management.
Battery – 3-cell Li-Ion rechargeable battery
– Built-in very-low cut-off/Overcharge/Over-Temp/Over-Current protection;
– Fastest charging time : 2 hours;
– User swappable
Security – BIOS/Power On/Hard Disk user name and password
Mechanical and
– Clam shell and tablet convertible styles
– Landscape/Portrait display
– Dimensions:235 x 155 x 31 (mm)
– Weight around 1230g
External Power – 100~240V / 50-60 Hz

As we here more news about the Flybook, we will keep you updated…

You can check out the Dialogue Products official Flybook site here:




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