Convertible laptops have a tendency to hold a big premium over extra conventional fashions. However this new laptop computer bucks that pattern; the Nanote is ready to land in Japan at solely 19,800 yen (that’s about US$185/£150/AU$285).
The gadget’s distinctive promoting factors are its 360 diploma hinge and miniscule 7-inch contact display screen show – matched by an equally tiny price ticket.
The Nanote resembles the Chuwi Minibook we reviewed last year, but is even smaller at 181x114x19.6mm (with a weight of 520g). As you might expect, its miniature footprint means it suffers from the same constraints; there’s no trackpad (only an optical touch sensor) and the keyboard is cramped.
The rest of the specification makes it painfully obvious that corners have been cut to keep the price down. The Nanote features a 5-year old Intel Atom x5-Z8350, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage.
The display has a 1920×1200 pixel resolution and the device also features a microHDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD slot, USB 3.0 and Type-C ports, a 5,000 mAh battery, VGA webcam, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Manufactured by a Japanese firm, it looks highly unlikely the Nanote will be available outside its country of origin for the time being.