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Touch Book® II: the most affordable open tablet

Following the lessons from the first Touch Book, we upgraded the original Touch Book with more CPU power, better battery management, new keyboard features, a capacitive touchscreen and a built-in webcam. The Touch Book remains a dual device, that can be used both as a netbook or a tablet, thanks to its detachable keyboard.

Linux and the open source community have made tremendous progress to offer an innovative and user-friendly desktop experience. The Touch Book is picking up this trend and comes with an optimized home-made Linux-based OS. And the good news is that we have added Android, Google Chrome and Ubuntu to the device.

And with the overclocked TI chip, it can run as fast as you want, especially with the video and 3D acceleration available on the chipset: still no-fan and noise-free, you're getting the best available, in only 3 pounds.
Multi-touch support

The Touch Book is now built with a capacitive touchscreen, allowing a multi-touch experience.

Your screen is now incredibly responsive to your fingers, and as the multi-touch support is natively part of the operating system, once again, it's open source.
Enhanced video capabilities

Standard configuration now comes with a front-end webcam, so that you can get the most of videoconferencing thanks to Skype and Gmail call.

We also added a video out port: with a simple HDMI cable, send your desktop to your TV.
Innovating battery management

Learning from our past experience with the Touch Book, we have now a much more efficient battery management.

And thanks to a new design of battery circuitry, the Touch Book offers a never-seen-before battery-life experience, with the ability to transfer energy from one battery to another.
Bluetooth detachable keyboard

That's a fact, we believe in usability, efficiency, and optimization. What does it mean for a simple keyboard? That it can simply be connected to any computer thanks to its bluetooth capabilities. It obviously can still be plugged in the Touch Book tablet, and can also be plugged to any other computer with a USB cable.

Full specifications

  • Texas Instruments Cortex-A8 with a Numonyx 512MB (RAM) + 256MB (NAND) Memory
  • Main storage: 8GB microSD card
  • 1024x600 8.9" capacitive touchscreen
  • Bluetooth wireless keyboard
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth class 2.1, 7 USB 2.0
  • Video output HDMI 720p
  • Internal USB wifi 802.11 b/g/n powered by a Ralink 3070 chipset
  • FCC, CE, UL-certified, 5V, 3.5A power adapter
  • Two Owolff high-quality internal stereo speakers
  • 3-dimensional accelerometer
  • Two internal batteries 6000 and 12000 mAh — it can be replaced with a screw driver
  • Bi-color silver/black case — see photos — with a beautiful red back cover.
  • Secured attachment system of tablet into keyboard
  • 9.7" x 7" x 1.3" for 3 lbs