Windows XP In a Paper-Back Sized Package

Vulcan has a cool looking new prototype PC that fits in the palm of your hand, but has all the computing power you’d need for basic computer functions. The FlipStart is a tiny Windows XP machine measuring just 5.8″ x 4″ x 1″, which is about the same as your average pulp novel. It runs a 1GHz Crusoe chip with 256 megs of RAM, which while it’s not enough for video editing or other processor-intensive tasks, is plenty for most computing needs. It has a capacious 30 Gb hard-drive and an integrated 1.3 MP camera, and also has a unique “LID” (low power interactive display) that allows access to certain features of the computer without opening it up or booting the full Windows interface. Price is unknown, but I’d guess around $1500.