Robert Dyas U.K. based retailer announced a mini-laptop of its own, based on Windows CE 5.0. The "Cuol Book" features a 7-inch screen, 512MB of RAM, and 1GB of flash storage, plus three USB ports, WiFi, and five hours of battery life, the company says.
The Cuol Book seems an unlikely offering from Robert Dyas, a company that has existed for more than 100 years as a "home and garden specialist." Alerted to the device, no doubt Chinese-sourced, by a helpful reader, we've attempted to trace other versions -- with no luck so far.
The mini-laptop includes a seven-inch screen of unspecified resolution, plus what appears to be a full keyboard that includes dedicated page up and page down keys. It employs an unspecified Samsung processor, clocked at 533MHz with an ARM core, and is equipped with 128MB of RAM.
For storage, the Cuol Book has 1GB of flash memory, and it also sports SD and MMC slots. The device has two USB host ports, for a mouse and other external devices, plus a USB device port that can be used for connecting the mini-laptop to a PC, the company says.
The Cuol Book is said to be WiFi-enabled, though no further details of its networking capabilities were provided. Meanwhile, it also offers a built-in microphone and stereo speakers, according to Robert Dyas.
The Cuol Book costs 160 U.K pounds (approximately $300) and appears to be available now. More information may be available from the Robert Dyas website.