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Jan 29, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"The CrunchPad is further equipped with 1GB RAM and 4GB flash, as well as WiFi, a camera, and accelerometers that can automatically adjust the screen from landscape to portrait. The device also includes Ethernet and USB ports, a speaker connection, and, at least for the prototype version, a monitor port. The 12-inch display provides a 4:3 aspect ratio, and the 1024 x 768 resolution is said to be high enough to handle "the "vast majority" of websites without the need for horizontal scrolling.

"The 12.5 x 9.7 x 1.3-inch case is "about twice as thick as it needs to be without further engineering," writes Arrington. The three-pound weight is said to be two ounces less than an Asus EeePC netbook. This, too, could be reduced, he suggests, by swapping out the prototype capacitive resistance display with a screen that would require fewer than the current set of four batteries. The case was designed and built by David Yarnell and Greg Lalier from Dynacept, says TechCrunch.:

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