NANOTE 7-inch convertible mini laptop launching soon in Japan
GPD’s latest mini laptop solutions are trying to match regular-size notebook devices when it comes to specs and performance levels, but this also means that prices will be higher. A more affordable alternative now comes from Pan Pacific International Holdings in the form of the NANOTE mini laptop, which has the added benefit of a convertible form-factor.
Besides the 360-degree hinge that converts the laptop into a tablet via a 7-inch 1920 x 1200 touchscreen, the NANOTE integrates a modest Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad-core CPU coupled with 4 GB of RAM and a 64 GB eMMC storage card. Additionally, it comes packed with a 0.3 MP webcam, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0 connections, a 5,000 mAh battery and a microSD card reader. The port selection includes 1 x USB-C port with charging capabilities, a USB-A 3.0 connector, a 3.5 mm audio jack and micro HDMI output.
Given the compact size with 1.1 lbs weight, the NANOTE does not come with a numpad and the trackpad is replaced with an optical touch sensor. The device does, however, come pre-installed with Windows 10 Home edition.
This mini convertible will initially be shipped by Pan Pacific International Holdings only in Japan for the low price of around US$185 starting May 1.