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This tiny touchscreen Windows laptop is surprisingly cheap

(Image credit: Nanote)

Convertible laptops tend to carry a significant premium over more traditional models. But this new laptop bucks that trend; the Nanote is set to land in Japan at only 19,800 yen (that’s about US$185/£150/AU$285).

The device's unique selling points are its 360 degree hinge and miniscule 7-inch touch screen display - matched by an equally tiny price tag.

The Nanote resembles the Chuwi Minibook we reviewed last year, but is even smaller at 181x114x19.6mm (with a weight of 520g). As you might expect, its miniature footprint means it suffers from the same constraints; there’s no trackpad (only an optical touch sensor) and the keyboard is cramped.

The rest of the specification makes it painfully obvious that corners have been cut to keep the price down. The Nanote features a 5-year old Intel Atom x5-Z8350, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. 

The display has a 1920x1200 pixel resolution and the device also features a microHDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD slot, USB 3.0 and Type-C ports, a 5,000 mAh battery, VGA webcam, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. 

Manufactured by a Japanese firm, it looks highly unlikely the Nanote will be available outside its country of origin for the time being.

Via Liliputing

Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.