Look, there are few things I love more than tiny computers. But there’s tiny, and then there’s tiny. And while the usmart Sun Power Technology mini-notebook with a 4.8 inch screen isn’t exactly the smallest computer with a QWERTY keyboard I’ve ever seen, I do have to wonder if it’s fair to call this kind of device a laptop. Because let’s be honest. If you tried to center it on your lap, it would probably just fall between your legs and people would ask you why you keep putting your hand down there to “type.”

OK, now that that’s out of the way, here’s a rundown on the specs: The device has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display (resistive or capacitive), 512MB of RAM, flash storage, and WiFi. The computer runs Windows XP.It weighs about 1.8 pounds and has a QWERTY keyboard and what looks like a directional pad instead of a touchpad. The battery is good for about 2 hours.

The keyboard is probably too small for touch-typing, but you can hold it in your hands and type with your thumbs, smartphone-style.

You can check out a video of the computer in action after the break, courtesy of charbax at ArmDevices.net.

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9 replies on “Is a 4.8 inch notebook a laptop or a thigh-top?”

  1. Anyone else think that the bezel makes it look like an Etch-A-Sketchtop? 😀

  2. Considering that the first EeePC was 2 pounds, that’s gotta be pretty dense (heavy for the size), but the specs seem to be the same. Thing is I’m seeing that he has a bit of a rough time using the X button on windows, and alt-f4 seems to be a bit tricky, given the distance between the keys. My take is that if you just add a stabilizing hand-strap onto the back near the battery compartment, and you’ve got a serious(ly heavy) little hunt-and-peck type MID on your hands.

  3. It’s a Portable PC! (PCP) It’s may not really be a Pocket PC and that term is already taken.

  4. In my experience, it’s something that you hold up and use like a DS. They’re too small to really sit on anything except a hard, level surface and they’re not the right shape to hold like a slate or phone.

  5. Theight top doesn’t sound right. It needs to convey the image of it tucked into a silk stocking…like a garter top.

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