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High Definition Haptics with Pin Ball from Immersion's Piezo - CES 2010

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Immersion's new piezo electric actuator makes a pin ball game on a tablet pc feel like you are playing on an actual pin ball machine. The tablet pc uses the piezo which is a tiny ceramic slip that sits on a pcb and mounted in the bezel of the laptop. The piezo moves the screen gently. Every touch on the screen feels different, so that the experience now also includes high definition haptic effects. Now pulse, hertz and intensity can be manipulated. Haptics can be used in the automotive environment to keep the driver's eyes on the road by providing tactile feedback from the screen. Mobile phone manufacturers are now using haptics to create a richer mobile phone experience.

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I was just surprised by how slow their small overlay was, Maybe it was just when I was playing with it, but there was a 2 second lag time on everything
Yeah, we got into the bios and messed with it a bit. The display however is rotated once windows boots, which means that other OSs might have a bit of a problem getting the display properly set. It's a normal screen set in portrait mode.

The board should support 2gb ram, it's the exact same hardware that's in their eeePC netbooks.
A couple of us got a chance to reboot it and get into the bios, it's a standard intel Atom board, so you can boot off external USB and install Linux or whatnot on it. I like how he did not answer the question on if the board could support more than 1gb of ram . Out of the box it's running Windows XP, with Asus's cute little frontend on top of the desktop.