We first heard about the Crunchpad January 2009.  Now, and ironically, the company that is known for getting the scoop has been scooped.  Last night a handful of pictures detailing the latest iteration of the Crunchpad were leaked to the blogosphere.  Soon after Crunchgear, the gadget arm of Techcrunch conceded and posted more pics since the ‘cat was out of the bag’.  Now Arrington, the man behind the curtain has written a post dedicated to the Crunchpad discussing its genesis and more importantly the cost to build the machine, $250.  Techcrunch hasn’t said if the machine will come to market, but at the end of the day, and as I commented on another blog, the Crunchpad is an oversized MID, which for some will either hate it or love it.  So to be clear, don’t expect it to be a data entry machine or a full blown email device.  No, the Crunchpad will be for you and your friends to huddle around and watch stupid YouTube clips of kids falling on their faces or glancing at your email.

Specs that we know:

  • 12-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Microphone
  • Macbook Air thin
  • Intel Atom processor
  • WiFi
  • Open source
  • Camera
  • Speakers
  • USB input


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."