New Hip-E Notebook Computer (movie, pics, specs, jokes)

by Reads (12,371)

Okay folks, put this one under the “You’ve Gotta Be Kidding Me” category.  A company called Hip-E has released a notebook, except they don’t call it a notebook, it’s a “Nodebook”.  I guess that cleverly means it’s just another communication node in your life or something?  Well, Teen Magazine says the Hip-E Nodebook is “digitally hip: this totally new designed-for-teens-by-teens computer is da bomb“.  Hey, I know what “da bomb” means, that means “good”.  Right?

It’s the Hip-E Nodebook, for teens and by teens, if parents are smart they’ll avoid buying this and hopefully most teens won’t have the $1599 it takes to buy it (view larger image of ad)

According to Hip-E this notebook, I mean, nodebook is “a portable hip-e companion to the hip-e node. Teens are always on the go!! so why not give them a reason to go in style. The hip-e nodebook has many of the same cool features and functionality as the hip-e node. From the bedroom to the classroom to wherever, the nodebook keeps up with a teens lifestyle.”

The thing that pains me the most is that they put a 1.6 GHz Pentium M in this thing, what a waste of a perfectly good processor. Please visit the site, watch the movie and read their marketing flyer pdf for the pure entertainment value:

Website: http://www.hip-e.com/content/products/index.cfm#NTBHINODE001

Movie: http://www.hip-e.com/assets/hip_e.mov

Ad Flyer: http://www.hip-e.com/content/products/specsheets/nodebookspec.pdf

Specs:

  • hip-e hangout Customizeable Interactive Experience
  • Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz processor
  • Sleek, ultra-modern, clean design
  • Maximum portability – only 3.5 lbs and 1.2 inches thin
  • Super bright 12.1″ Wide Glossy LCD (1280 x 768)
  • Built-in, QuickSnap Camera for photos or video capture
  • Intel Centrino Optimized Mobile Solution
  • Next-generation, high-performance 1.6Ghz Intel Pentium-M CPU for max power and battery life
  • Intel 855GME chipset with integrated UMA graphics (64 MB of shared memory)
  • Built in 802.11 b/g fast wireless
  • 512 MB of DDR 333 (expandable to 2GB)
  • DVD player / CD burner combo drive
  • Huge 40GB hard drive
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (up to 5 hours of battery life)
  • Full size keyboard with Quick Launch ButtonsIntegrated 56K Phone (RJ-11) and Fast 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • integrated card reader – SD, MMC and MS formats
  • Firewire (1394)
  • Headphone and Microphone In connections
  • TV-out, S/PDIF, RGB ports
  • PCMCIA slot
  • 3 USB ports
  • Fast Infrared and Consumer Infrared connections
  • Two stereo speakers with booming AC97 sound
  • Integrated microphone

And the price is $1599 for this thing.  At 3.5lbs I guarantee it’s made of pure plastic, you can tell by the picture it is.  I don’t think we need to wait for a review to know this product should be shunned like the plague.  Sorry if that offends the teens that helped design it, but it was a nice try.

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