Our Verdict The Y will suit those looking for a versatile, portable device that can deliver on light workloads — emailing, a couple of presentations and editing a document. Once zoomed in, you can use the touchpad to move around the screen. A waterproof, rugged walkie-talkie phone. There’s just a single USB port and a 2. The touchpad is marginally longer than a credit card it is exactly the same height and has no physical buttons.
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The touch-screen mechanism is passive, meaning that any object, including a fingertip, can be used to drive it. Two styli, which live on either side of the screen, are also provided. We found the keyboard firm and responsive, and had no trouble touch typing.
Itronix GoBook MR-1
Once zoomed in, you can use the touchpad to move goobook the screen. The rugged nature of the MR-1 means it’s considerably heavier, at 0. One word about the power adaptor supplied: There is a large two-button touchpad beneath the keyboard, which, being black-coloured, can be a little difficult to see against the slightly darker wrist rest.
The touchpad is marginally longer than a credit card it is exactly the same height and has no physical buttons. This modular bay, whose cover uses the same slider mechanism as the SmartCard slot, can also accommodate a second battery if necessary.
It’s remarkable that a fully fledged notebook can be squeezed into such a small format, although we did find the ergonomics a little challenging at times. Even if you opt for a slice, then, connectivity options are more limited than you’d get from most notebooks.
With the GoBook MR-1 held in both hands, the touchpad and pointing stick fall under the right thumb. Even so, this is undeniably a small computer.
Clearly, if you want effective protection for your notebook, you need to put up with considerable extra weight and bulk. The GoBook MR-1 can be configured with a touch-screen, although our review sample did not have one. You can also opt for a 32GB or 64GB solid-state drive. The pull-open protector gobok the front of the modular bay guards a serial port and three side-by-side USB 2.
Cleary this is not suitable touch;ad all mobile computing situations, and competent two-finger typists may prefer to work with the GoBook MR-1 on a flat surface. For storage, our review unit had a 40GB shock-mounted, heated, 1. And there’s no touchlad this machine’s ruggedness. If it were A5 in size, the GoBook MR-1 might be more compelling, simply because it could potentially serve as an everyday notebook as well as a small, highly rugged, device. To keep the price low, the GoBook manufacturer opted for the minimal acceptable specification to run Windows This would be much more useful placed on a side edge of the battery pack allowing it to be reached with the battery in situ.
In the end, it’ll probably be the price that puts you off: At x x 17mm and weighing 1. If you don’t like the touchpad, you can use the adjacent, rather large, pointing stick. Field workers requiring a full day’s work away from a main power source will certainly need to consider adding the extra battery.
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All three keys are also present individually, of course, and when used together perform the expected function of opening Windows Task Manager. The Y will suit those looking for a versatile, portable device that can deliver on light workloads — emailing, a couple of presentations and editing a document.
First, there’s no clasp to hold the lid and keyboard sections together when the notebook is closed. Note that, while this price includes delivery, it is exclusive of any taxes that may be levied by HMRC or the courier companies on behalf of the vendor. A powerful business laptop with a top-quality 4K screen. This means that the touchpad is not in its usual location, tokchpad sits among a bank of buttons above the keyboard, to the right. Intel Atom x5-Z quad-core 1.
There are three status lights Power, Num Lock, Caps Lock located near the left hinge, and two speakers plus four rubber feet on the base.
My Profile Log Out. Itronix backs the GoBook Toucbpad with a three-year warranty, and provides both a web portal and a ‘one-call’ client care centre that handles queries relating to orders, pricing and delivery, technical troubleshooting and returns, delivery updates and all invoicing and finance related issues.