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ASUS to mass-produce Fold/Unfold ultraportable

updated 04:20 pm EST, Fri March 6, 2009

ASUS Fold to be Produced

ASUS will turn its conceptual Fold/Unfold notebook into a production system later this year, the company's chief Jerry Shen said today. First shown at CES and now at CeBIT, the prototype was originally thought to be just a technology demo but, after a Shen interview with TechRadar, is now known to be in formal development for a summer release window. Its actual specifications haven't yet been disclosed.

The Fold/Unfold was consciously designed with the MacBook Air's ultra-thin tapered design in mind but earns its name from a unique design that automatically lifts and angles the keyboard when the notebook opens. Making the change not only puts the keyboard in a more ergonomic position but also separates it from the main body of the system; this lets ASUS cool the internal components more effectively without hurting the user.

Additionally, Shen made clear that a user-submitted, dual-touchscreen notebook concept from its WePC site is likely to become a production system but will take longer. The submission showed a system using only multi-touch displays that would let owners either use it like a conventional notebook, a single oversized display for media playback, or an e-book reader.

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Dual-screen PC concept




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  1. passerby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wrong image

    I guess you got the wrong image. It should be this particular concept.
    http://bbs.cool3c.com/files/imagecache/corn/coolornot/asus0airo-600-pixels.jpg

  1. passerby

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wrong image

    I guess you got the wrong image. It should be this particular concept.
    http://bbs.cool3c.com/files/imagecache/corn/coolornot/asus0airo-600-pixels.jpg

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