pegatron vivid

The Pegatron Vivid mini-laptop has three things that set apart from most netbooks available today. First, it’s based on NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset which bundles an ARM-based CPU with NVIDIA graphics to deliver support for 1080p video playback through HDMI while consuming less power than most Intel Atom based netbooks. Second, the Pegatron Vivid has a built in battery which isn’t easily user replaceable. And third, there are shortcut keys atop the keyboard for Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and Skype.

While I’m a fan of throwing a few user customizable keys onto a laptop if there’s room for them, these buttons seem like odd choices. Because really, if you’re a Google user, how often are you goign to hit that Yahoo! button? Hopefully you can reassign the keys.

The mini-laptop also has 2 USB ports, an SD card reader, and a non-reflective matte display. It also has a rather tiny looking touchpad with buttons on the left and right sides. You can see more in the video below that Netbook News shot at Computex.


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3 replies on “Pegatron’s NVIDIA Tegra-powered Vivid netbook – Video”

  1. Manufacturers are still using that crappy keyboard? I bet it’s the cheapest and most overstocked “standard” part.

    1. Yeah, shame when early prototypes had the “new style” (actually really old style!) separated keys. Fixed battery is a bit of a downer too, but I guess the engineering becomes harder with such a slimline unit.

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