Always Innovating’s Touch Book Netbook in Production

touchbook1It’s not vaporware after all! Always Innovating’s Touch Book, a netbook with a detachable keyboard that was introduced at this year’s DEMO conference, announced that units will be shipping out next month. The company, one of our Mobile Mavericks of 2009, has had the $299 netbook (plus $99 for the keyboard) on pre-order for some time, leading some to suspect that the Touch Book might never make it to market. Well, cast your suspicions aside–at least for now. We look forward to getting our hands on this device and especially to see how good the touch experience is. In the meantime, check out the full spec list. Touch Book Specs

  • 8.9 inches 1024×600 screen
  • Main storage: 8GB SD card
  • Internal USB wifi 802.11 b/g/n powered by a Ralink 3070 chipset
  • Internal USB bluetooth class 2.1
  • FCC, CE, UL-certified, 5V, 3.5A power adapter
  • 8.9 inches pressure sensitive touch screen
  • US Qwerty 24cm-large keyboard — around 95% of the size of a standard keyboard
  • Cirque Touchpad
  • Two Owolff high-quality internal stereo speakers
  • 3D accelerometer
  • Two internal batteries 6000 and 12000mAh — it can be replaced with a screw driver
  • 7 USB ports: three external, four internal, three of them may be reserved for wifi, bluetooth and keyboard
  • Bi-color silver/black case
  • Secured attachment system of tablet into keyboard
  • Independent magnet system for the tablet


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  1. Codiak Says:

    It’s August, pre-orders are not fulfilled… it is still in fact Vaporware

  2. andy Says:

    It is October ,pre-order are not fulfiled. it is still in fact Vaporware.and it is very sad.

  3. Sasha Says:

    Well, December now, pre-orders not filled, not ONE real production unit delivered, not one actual review of a customer owned product anywhere on the web. Yeah, vaporware alright, together with taking credit card numers easily also defined as fraud and/or scam. Stay away!

  4. Tim Maly Says:

    So, did you ever get your hands on one?

  5. Alecos Says:

    It’s been over a year now,
    Has anyone gotten their hands on one?

  6. Austin Says:

    A few years, I just saw their video (along with the SmartBook) is there any concrete to this or just vapor?

  7. SkepticalBob Says:

    I ordered one over a month ago. No indication on their website that it was a “pre-order” for a product not yet in production. I believed I was ordering something they had in stock. Wish I had seen this page first. I haven’t received any product, nor can I get any response to my inquiries. Very disappointed since it looks like such a great product. If they are having trouble getting to production, why not say so? I’m willing to wait… I just want some kind of response/explanation from a human being. Without that I can only assume this is a scam.

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