Someone in Sharp’s R&D department must have been paying attention when the Internet started mumbling about the MacBook Pro’s potential LCD trackpad. The new Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook comes packing with just that, along with standard, underwhelming netbook-type specs: 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, WiFi, & a multicard reader. The screen however, bumps this otherwise boring computer into the sweet-ass range not normally occupied by netbooks.
Said screen embeds a 854 x 480 resolution LCD display right into the palm rest and acts as a secondary display. Only time will tell if developers will actually program for this tiny screen, but at least Sharp loaded some interesting demos onto the launch rigs. Thankfully, we have a video of the display in action, which easily shows off how cool LCD displays are as trackpads and further cements our desire for them in every notebook. After the jump.