CrunchPad Prototype Released

TechCrunch have been working on the CrunchPad for a few months now and have recently unveiled the latest prototype which is a significant step in to this device actually making it to production. The CrunchPad is a Linux powered device that boots right in to a web browser. TechCrunch describe the goal as follows…

…a very thin and light touch screen computer, sans physical keyboard, that has no hard drive and boots directly to a browser to surf the web. The operating system exists solely to handle the hardware drivers and run the browser and associated applications. That’s it.

The latest prototype has managed to be shrunk down in thickness from previous models and now measures 18mm. This is thanks to an aluminium case which allows it to be sturdier then the previous plastic as well as shave off a fraction off the previous model too.

Check out a video presentation of the CrunchPad and how it will function…


Via: Geeky-Gadgets


  1. This runs on a linux based system, I’m guessing ubuntu (full) could be ported over easily. Giving it full computer controls and functions, I wonder what the system specs are though :S Definitely cool, something great for the frequent starbucks/book store go-er, a university student, or prof/teacher. I’d consider purchasing one 😛

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