Is the Crunchpad Linux tablet a viable web surfing device at $299
It was announced by web2.0 news website TechCruch's, Michael Arrington last summer that he might build a $200 web tablet; however now it seems that there is a Prototype B being shown off.
The device dubbed as CrunchPad looks nice, but it will cost $299 instead of $200. The device features a 12 inch touchscreen display and is powered by a Via Nano processor.
Let us give a look at the present specifications of the CrunchPad:-
1. 12 inch 1024x768 pixel resolution display with 4:3 aspect ratio
2. Linux Ubuntu operating system
3. 4GB flash drive
5. Accelerometer for flipping the display and viewing web content
7. Four cell battery
However, it cannot be said for sure that there is market for a tablet like this as of now. Though much effort had been planted by Microsoft to promote Tablet PCs for a couple of years; consumers still seem to be much more interested in the notebook form factor with a keyboard.