While we can't speak in detail of how the Biblo Loox performs during everyday
computing tasks, we can definitely attest to its' drop dead gorgeous shiny
metallic looks. During Comdex Ali labs had one of the twin Biblo Loox on display to promote its' M1535 south bridge chipset. Needless
to say it caught our attention, and that of just about everyone who passed by.
Incidentally the Ali M1535 has shown up in just about every Crusoe application we've
seen to date (Linux fans take note if you are looking to
install 2.4 on your Crusoe system).
Chained down the desk and under bright lights the Loox T
looks totally different from the dull plastic looking press photos which had previously
been circulated. Fujitsu has obviously spent a lot of attention and money
to make the outwards appearance of the Loox T as eye catching as
humanly possible. The unit is smaller than a typical notebook, but larger than Sony's
On the other side of the shiny aluminum cover,
the stocky screen and Japanese character keyboard reside. With the new breed of
sub-notebooks came a new breed of 3/4 height LCD displays.
to the days of old, where small screens ruled in symmetrical dimensions, the new
sub-notebooks of today have panels wider then they are high. The effect is similar to
watching a wide screen movie in a way. The reduction in size is partially to conserve
battery power and partially to meet the demands of a sub standard size of a
sub-notebook. Generally, this class of notebook is not much larger than the size
of the keyboard - just picture the Sony VAIO C1VN.
While we had reservations about the
3/4 height LCD screens when we first heard about them, in actual fact
it's not as bad as it may at first seem.