Noahpad

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White E-Lead Noahpad front.

The Noahpad is a Netbook developed by E-Lead. This small laptop shares some similar characteristics with other Netbooks launched in 2007, like the ASUS Eee PC, the OLPC and the Classmate PC.

History[edit]

E-Lead, a Taiwanese manufacturer of automotive consumer electronics (entertainment and GPS systems), entered the ultra mobile personal computer market with the Noahpad. The Taiwan-based company incorporated innovative features, the most notable of which is a unified keyboard and pointer input device. The Noahpad was presented at CES 2008, Las Vegas. It was also one of the products awarded with a prize for innovation.[citation needed]

Specifications[1][edit]

  • Display: 7" 800x480 pixel LCD panel with LED backlight
  • Operating system: Ubuntu 7.10
  • Processor: VIA C7-M ULV Processor (ultra-low voltage), clocked at 1 GHz
  • Graphics: VIA CX700 chipset
  • Hard drive: 30 GB 1.8" HDD and SD card slot
  • RAM: 512 MB DDR2
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g WLAN. 10/100 Ethernet. DVI-I port. Two USB 2.0 ports.
  • Camera: 300K pixel
  • Audio: Built-in microphone and stereo speakers. 3.5mm microphone / earphone jack.
  • Battery: 4 Cells, 3900 mAh. 4 Cells, 10000 mAh external pack also available.
  • Dimensions: 192 x 143 x 29 mm
  • Weight: 780 g

Input device[edit]

The Noahpad's unique input device can function as both a keyboard and a pointing device. When used as a pointing device to control a mouse cursor, it provides a large touchpad surface 70 x 70mm in size. When used as a keyboard, users push down on an area of the touch sensitive surface which is marked with a keyboard layout. Tactile feedback is provided by having the whole pad depress several millimeters when pressed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noahpad Specification". Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

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