The mercury-free LED backlight with GreenZone technology dramatically reduces power by reducing the lighted display area. The arsenic-free display glass is flatter, smoother for enhanced readability and color accuracy.
AMD’s hybrid graphics combines low-power integrated graphics with high-performance GPU. The always-accelerated graphics makes the GUI snappy at low CPU speeds, while the hardware MPEG decoder/scaler cuts power usage during video playback.
Advanced touch interface
Software-assignable touch-sensitive strips on both sides of display ease scrolling as well as act as soft buttons to control presentations and simplify data entry.
Bold, bright, laser-etched legends provide easy readability day and night. Proximity sensor dims display and keyboard when you walk away, lights them when you return.
The extra-large, high-resolution, pressure-sensitive trackpad is sensitive to both fingertip and included stylus, so it can work as a tablet as well as a trackpad. Touch-based mouse buttons can also act as a horizontal scrollbar. The trackpad also acts as the
The independent smartphone — available both on the exterior and interior of the notebook, provides access to e-mail, text messages, phone, voicemail and Web access when the computer is turned off. A swappable 3G card allows a choice of carriers. When open, the
notebook’s built-in noise-canceling microphones allow conversations even in noisy airport lounges. Bluetooth and wired microphone/headset access are also supported. Linux-based operating system and software development kit are free and open source; includes
full Java MIDP 2.0.
Broad wireless support
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi plus WiMax networking with utilization-based power management. Bluetooth support for stereo headphones, headsets, and remote controls (including Nintendo Wii). User-swappable 3G card (under the keyboard) supports voice and high-speed data
over cellular networks.
The optional MicroDock provides 6 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 e-SATA, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, and 1 DisplayPort connectors in a portable device. The optional DiscDock combines dual-layer DVD +/- RW Blu-ray drive combined with MicroDock’s multiport hub connectors is
easily carried or left at your desk.
Embedded solar panel in lid charges both embedded smartphone and notebook batteries, increasing power availability. Slim lithium ion polymer battery saves ¼ pound while delivering 6 hours of battery life. Optional Energy Star-rated charger has slow charge and
no charge modes for reduced heat, and includes car and airplane adapter that charges battery outside notebook.