Feeds

Vulture Central unleashes RegPad™

Redefining the web-surf Linux tablet paradigm

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

We at Vulture Central were a mite surprised to learn recently of the TechCrunch "CrunchPad", which has got the technosphere into a bit of a tizz with its promise of couch computing delivered via an 18mm aluminium chassis, Linux and "Webkit based browser".

Actually, surprised isn't the half of it, because Vulture Central's Taiwanese labs have been working on something uncannily similar for the last year - a tablet designed specifically for Reg readers. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the RegPad™...

The RegPad

What we have here is a 12mm NASA-grade titanium shell packing an octocore Vulturium™ processor, Shark-o-raptorific V graphics card, 7.2W sealed cold fusion power supply, interplanetary internet node module with wireless connection rates of up to 8 petabytes per millisecond, headphone socket and slimline biscuit dispenser.

The RegPad™ runs custom Umbongo Linux "Vituperous Vulture" which boots straight into a stripped-down Firestorm browser. Regular readers will note from the pic that the screen resolution allows you to retain the inexplicable vertical grey bars at the sides of El Reg which provoke a nagging feeling of slight unease after a few hours.

Of course, what you really want to know is what exactly are those sexy touch-sensitive controls running down the side of the screen. Well, after subjecting one million reader comments to an adaptive learning algorithm designed to identify your key survival requirements, we were able to pinpoint the following essentials, listed as seen from top to bottom:

  • Go to El Reg
  • Find quality pornography websites
  • Get me a beer
  • Get me a coffee
  • Order a pizza
  • Make a bacon sarnie
  • Flame someone
  • Abort porn website surfing and return to SFW mode

And if all that isn't enough to satisfy even the most demanding surfer, we can also offer the RegPad™ in a wafer-thin carbon nanotube casing, allowing the RegPad Flex™ to be rolled up like a newspaper or used on uneven surfaces such as corrugated iron roofs:

The RegPad Flex

(Please note that the RegPad Flex™ is not supplied with a biscuit-dispenser, for obvious technical reasons.)

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.