The SuperBook transforms your Android smartphone into a laptop at just $99
The idea of turning your smartphone into desktop has been there for quite a long time now. The likes of Ubuntu’s Convergence and Microsoft’s Continuum have not entirely succeeded, despite their constant efforts.
The Superbook is a Kickstarter campaign operated by the team behind Andromium OS. The company wants to sell you just laptop shell at just $99, which can be powered by your Android smartphone. All you need to do is, download the Andromium app on your device (running Android Lollipop or higher) and connect your smartphone to the Superbook through a standard micro-USB or USB Type-C cord, and you’re good to go.
Looking at the specifications, the Superbook has a11.6-inch display with resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It also comes with a multi-touch trackpad, full keyboard with dedicated multitasking, home buttons and 8+ hours of battery life. Moreover, you can charge your phone simultaneously while it’s connected.
The performance will solely depend on your smartphone, since it will be the “brain” of this shell. Andromium can run every Android app there is including Microsoft’s Office, Gmail, and others.
The Superbook will be available on Kickstarter starting from July 21st. At price of $99, the Superbook promises a lot. If you’re looking for a laptop replacement and you have a powerful smartphone (with more RAM than you can use), than the Superbook is for you.