The onscreen keyboard is of course not as handy as a normal one. That’s why you receive an external folding USB keyboard as an accessory. Its alphabetic keys are normal size and the layout is standard. The Fn button has a copy on the left, and the left Ctrl is placed in a corner. Users who can type text blindly won’t feel any discomfort with this keyboard. There are the traditional indicators here: Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock.
The pointing stick (located between the G and H keys) with two buttons is the default pointing device on this computer.
The exclusive connector on the front panel is the main port the sub-notebook connects to the outside world with. You can attach a cradle or a special adapter for an external monitor (analog D-Sub) and a network Ethernet Base TX interface.
With a cradle, the sub-notebook can connect to more peripheral devices.
The rear and side panels of the cradle offer the following:
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- 4-pin FireWire port
- DC power source
- D-Sub connector for an external monitor
- RJ-45 LAN port
- AC power connector
As the snapshot shows, there are slits at the spot where the cradle connects to the sub-notebook so that the cooling system would not get blocked.