Hasee F100T

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 July, 2008, 12:00am

The Hasee F100T doesn't look particularly impressive. Featuring a 14.1-inch display, it looks like one of the many fully-integrated desktop computers on the market. In fact, it could pass for nothing more than a very basic, small LCD display.

Reading the specifications list isn't too impressive either. The F100T features the decidedly average Intel Celeron processor running at 1.46GHz, 80GB hard disk drive, on-board graphics chip and 1GB of DDR2 RAM.

But it does have one trick up its sleeve - or rather, on its screen.

Unlike most desktop displays, the F100T's LCD is touch-sensitive, meaning that it doesn't need a keyboard or mouse to work.

Like a tablet PC, you control the F100T by tapping the screen, or calling up an onscreen keyboard for text input.

So what's the point of a desktop with a touch sensitive display?

For most users and most popular applications, the keyboard and mouse will remain the primary method of control, but the touch screen opens up the potential for a completely different way of deploying a PC.

For example, you can now hang the F100T on the wall and use it as a control panel for accessing digital music and video, or simply as a window onto the Web from the kitchen or living room using the built-in Wi-Fi connection.

And at only HK$3,999, it's a perfect second PC.

Pros: touch-sensitive display, built-in wireless connection

Cons: weak configurations, small screen