After A Successful Kickstarter, The Superbook Will Be Launching In May
The rise of smartphones and tablets have done a lot of damage to the traditional notebook market and the upcoming Superbook is looking to take its own piece of the mobile pie. The popular laptop shell is set to ship in May of this year and offers the ability for users to turn their smartphones into a notebook computer.
The Superbook is a laptop dock that debuted on Kickstarter in August of last year. It costs $100 and promised that users would be able to dock their smartphone to the device and use it as a traditional notebook. Additional uses include a second screen for tablets or improve the input devices for stick PCs. The Superbook managed to raise 3 million dollars despite its initial goal of $50,000.
In preparation for the launch, the device’s developer, Sentio, released a video showcasing the Superbook’s features. One interesting thing about the video is that it confirms that the Superbook will be compatible with IOS, Android, and Windows devices. Given Microsoft’s recent push to create a universal Windows platform, the Superbook could be your best bet for a cheap Windows notebook.
The Superbook’s base model comes with an 116-inch display, touch-sensitive trackpad, an Android keyboard, and battery that is promised to last for about 8 hours. However, since the Kickstarter was so well funded it reached a number of stretch goals and there will be several add-ons available when the device hits the market. These include a 1080p IPS panel, a backlit keyboard, universal side mount, and additional color options.
The device will begin shipping in May for backers, but those who pre-order now will have to wait until summer to get their hands on it. That being said, those who pre-order will receive a discount as it is currently available for $120 but will cost $150 upon launch.
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