Flybook (Transmeta)

FlyBook
MFR’s Description: Mobility redefined! Flybook is a go-anywhere, do-everything computer. It’s as powerful as a desktop or a heavyweight laptop PC and as handy as a mobile phone. At a tiny 235 x 155 x 31mm, it’s crammed with the latest multimedia and telecommunications technology. Flybook is the office in your pocket!

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Flybook (1GHz Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800 CPU)

Note: This is soon to have a successor – the Flybook V3

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company:Holbe Dialogue Europe/Dialogue Technology
Company Website:Flybook.biz
Model Name:Flybook
Product Page:Flybook.biz
Type:Notebook/Tablet PC Hybrid/Convertible
Introduced:Summer/Fall 2004
Cost (MSRP/Street):@ $2490.00 Base
Distributors (World-Wide)
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Transmeta
Processor Model:Transmeta Crusoe TM-5800
Processor Speed:1GHz
Bus Speed:?
Cache Size/Type:64K L1 (128K combined L1)
512K L2
Systemboard Chipset:ALi 1535+
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset: ATi Radeon Mobility high performance low power chipset
Screen Type:TFT LCD Touch screen
Screen Size:8.9 inches
Widescreen:Yes
Resolution:1024×600 Wide-XGA/WXGA
Video Memory:16MB
Video Out:1xVGA, 1xVideo
Touch screen:Yes
Memory
Memory Capacity:512MB
Memory Slots:?
Memory Type:DDR SO DIMM (SDRAM)
Memory Speed:?
Shared With Video:No
Storage
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra DMA 66/100
Hard Drive Capacity:40GB through 80GB
60GB – 7200rpm
Hard Drive Size:2.5″
Optical Drive:External
Battery
Battery Type:Lithion Ion
Default Battery Size:3-Cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime:?
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight:2.7lbs
Height:1.22″
Width:9.2″
Depth:6.1″
Networking
Wireless:Built-In
Wireless Type:IEEE 802.11b
Ethernet:10/100 Base-T/TX Ethernet
Modem:56K
Input
Keyboard:80-key standard keyboard
Mouse:Trackpoint
Pen/Tablet:Yes
I/O Ports
USB Ports:2x USB 2.0
Firewire (1394):2xIEEE 1394
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
Infrared:?
PC Card Slots:1x PCMCIA Cardbus Type-I/II
Flash Memory Card:?
Bluetooth:Yes, version 1.1
Port Replicator:?
Other I/O:
Audio
Audio Chipset:AC-97
Audio I/O:Microphone jack, Headphone jack
Note:
Software
Installed OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Home or Professional Edition
Drivers:flybook.biz
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:
Harddrive Shock Protection:
Hardware Passwords:
Other:
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:Available here

Reviews (Excerpts) – Click publication links to read the full review

HANDTOPS.COM – July 2004 – As someone who travels every month or two on business, I will be extremely happy with my new travel-mate. It is lightweight, very powerful, fully capable of connecting multiple USB and/or FireWire devices, GPRS, BT and more. The FB will be replacing my travel-worn Fujitsu P-2040 and I would sincerely recommend the FlyBook to everyone who was looking for such a powerful ultra-portable. Well done, Dialogue.

Pocket-Lint.Co.UK – July 2005 – Where the Flybook stands out is in its choice of design and features…..while it’s certainly not the best example we’ve seen of a tablet PC, it serves its purpose well.