The Starline NB1000 is pretty much your average run of the line 10 inch netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, but Nicole from Netbook News spotted a few interesting things when she checked out this netbook in Hong Kong.
One of the most noticeable features is the integrated touchpad which blends seamlessly with the computer’s palm rest. Nicole says the touchpad is nice and responsive, but it’s almost impossible to see. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
While most netbooks on the market today have an SD card or multi-format flash card reader, the Starline netbook has none.
The netbook also has oddly placed shift and home keys on the right side of the keyboard, which are probably going to give touch-typists nightmares. Check out the video below to see what I mean. Overall, the Starline NB1000 is an attractive looking, but odd 10 inch netbook.
I think it would be cooler to just make the entire keyboard and touchpad area a stark white seamless slab. That would separate the truly world class typists from the rest of us.
As people have said…bad idea. Unless the ‘whole’ wrist-rest is touchable. A 10″ x 1.9″ touch pad might have uses, but I’m guessing it is not 10 inches.
I had to ADD a ridge around the touchpad on my NC10. Why would anyone want a seemless touchpad/wrist rest?
Why not also remove the labels on the keys? Especially the right shift/home keys. That should really make this an interesting computer. And, it would be cool if the screen faced outwards, away from the user. Great stuff.
Yeah, because THAT won’t be a gimmicky pain in the ass.
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