Sharp has introduced a new laptop that features an LCD screen as the trackpad. The Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A has an LCD built in to the trackpad. The screen can output 854×480 and the brightness automatically adjusts to ambient light. The trackpad also can be used as a secondary display for programs.
Surprisingly the PC-NJ70A is not a laptop, it is a netbook. Having a trackpad like this instantly distinguishes this netbook from the rest of the competition. Other features include a 10.1″ display screen, 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, 3 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi and multicard reader. The netbook runs on Vista which may require some sort of RAM upgrade since 1GB is not enough.
Although a price has not be announced for the U.S. market yet, rumor has it that it will cost $800 in Japan.