Convertible laptops tend to offer a significant premium over more traditional models. But this new laptop goes against this trend; Nanote is expected to land in Japan at just 19,800 yen (about US $ 185 / £ 150 / AU $ 285).
The device’s unique selling points are its 360-degree hinge and tiny 7-inch touch screen – all for an equally tiny price.
Nanote looks like Chuwi Minibook we looked at last year, but is even smaller at 181x114x19.6 mm (with a weight of 520g). As you can imagine, his miniature footprint means that he suffers from the same constraints; there is no trackpad (only an optical touch sensor) and the keyboard is cramped.
The rest of the specification makes it painfully obvious that the corners have been cut to keep the price low. The Nanote has a 5-year-old Intel Atom x5-Z8350, combined with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage.
The screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the device also has a microHDMI port, a 3.5 mm audio jack, a microSD slot, USB 3.0 and Type-C ports, a 5000 mAh battery, a VGA webcam, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Made by a Japanese company, it seems very unlikely that the Nanote will be available outside of its country of origin at the moment.