As fond as we are of, we're a bit curious about the origins of its new "Longneck" laptop. The photos we've seen look awfully similar to images of the " " from Japan's Dialogue that were widely circulated last December.
But no matter. Philips has done what Dialogue didn't, which is offer the computer at a bearable price. With what seem to be comparable specs--an extendable 12.1-inch widescreen LCD, Intel Core Duo chip, 1GB of memory and a 100GB hard drive--for just under $1,700, according to Tech Digest. That nearly half the price we last saw for the FlyBook, which was going for almost .
We're still not entirely sure why one would go to great lengths to get an ostrich-like laptop, other than to make an impression at the local Wi-Fi cafe. As we noted with the FlyBook, there areto elevate a screen to eye level, if that's the goal. Since then, in fact, we've found even to keep you out of the chiropractor's office.
Always remember: Your neck is more important than your laptop's.