Fujitsu netbook and tablet combo is like a giant slider phone

Tablets are great for a lot of tasks, but even the best virtual keyboard kind of stinks if you want to write anything longer than a few sentences. Fujitsu's answer is this tablet and netbook hybrid, that attempts to give you the best of both worlds in one sleek package.

Taking its inspiration from slider style cellphones, the LifeBook TH40/D is pretty similar to that Samsung PC 7 we saw at CES back in January.

The 2.4-lb nettab (tabbook?) runs Windows 7 with a 1.5GHz Atom processor and 1GB of RAM. Wireless connectivity is WiFi and Bluetooth, with a bunch of physical ports including HDMI. Hard core Internet surfers will probably find the itsy-bitsy trackpad next to the spacebar a bit limiting, but you could always use a separate mouse.

The biggest bummer is that Fujitsu only has plans to release this in Japan, starting this June for around $990.

Fujitsu, via Engadget

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