Packard Bell unveils swivel touchscreen notebook

Packard Bell is continuing its renaissance with the launch of a new design-centred notebook, featuring a touchscreen that can rotate 180 degrees, turning it into a tablet PC.

The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition features up to eight hours of battery life and an 11.6-inch (29 cm) display with a 1366 x 768 screen resolution. For those of you put off by a small keyboard, fear not – the Butterfly features a full size keyboard with 20% bigger keys than a 10.1-inch netbook. It runs Windows 7.

The swivel screen features auto-rotation, which automatically adjusts image orientation vertically or horizontally – just like you get on an iPhone, for example.



It has a 640 MB hard disk drive, 5-in-1 card reader, plus up to 4 GB Ram and an HDMI port. For connectivity purposes it has Wi-Fi and an optional 3G and Bluetooth module.

The Butterfly, pictured above, comes in, “an eye-catching Cherry Red or in a more classic NightSky Black, it draws inspiration from the grace and beauty of a butterfly,” the company says.

It will be available from February 2010 at an estimated start price of £499.


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