Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mebius is Sharp's new Notebook PC with Optical Sensor LCD Pad



Sharp's new line of notebook PCs called Mebius is the world's first to employ an optical sensor LCD for the touchpad. Watch the video above. The 4-inch optical sensor LCD pad on the Mebius looks like a conventional track pad but it allows pen-based input of drawings and text, as well as multiple-finger-touch operation (gestures) to enlarge, shrink, or rotate items on the screen, in addition to conventional mouse operation.

The screen background and menu icons of the optical sensor LCD pad can be customized. Sharp also includes proprietary software into the Mebius so that users can enjoy e-books and games with pen and finger-touch operation.

The Mebius comes in black or white, runs Windows Vista and is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270. It has 1 GB standard SDRAM, 160 GB hard disk, 10.1-inch Wide Pure Clean LCD, a webcam, a built-in chip set with High Definition Audio Codec, built-in stereo speakers and monaural microphone, and SD, SDHC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture card slots. It weighs around 1.46 kg.

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