Portabook XMC10 laptop with foldable keyboard launched
A Japanese company King Jim has just announced its new Portabook XMC10 laptop. The most interesting thing about it is that it comes with an 8-inch display but the keyboars is much wider - 12 inches. The keyboard uses a clever mechanism that allows it to be folded in half (as shown in the photos below) so that it takes much more space when the laptop is closed.
Apart from the unusual keyboard, the Portabook XMC10 does not come with any particularly noteworthy specfications. It's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x7-8700 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. There's 32 GB of eMMC 5.0 storage space on board, expandable via an SD card reader. The screen's resolution is 1280 x 768 pixels and connectivity options include: one USB 2.0 and one micro-USB port, HDMI and VGA outputs, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. For an 8-inch laptop, the Portabook XMC10 isn't exactly slim - it weighs 1.8 lbs and is 1.3 inches thick.
The device is expected to launch in February 2016 in Japan at a price of 90,000 yen (approx. $740). At this point, there is no information regarding availability on other markets.