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Via's open source laptop designs

Via has open sourced its designs for its OpenBook, a device that promises to usher in a new breed of ultra mobile personal computing devices. The game for Via is simple: Give away designs to sell chips and motherboards.
By Larry Dignan, Contributor on
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Via has open sourced its designs for its OpenBook, a device that promises to usher in a new breed of ultra mobile personal computing devices. The game for Via is simple: Give away designs to sell chips and motherboards. Here's a look at the CAD 3D image of the casing for the OpenBook.

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The casing for the keyboard.

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CAD image showing the screen hinge.

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CAD image of screen casing.

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Bottom casing 3D image.

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Put all the plastic together and you get this.

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Another model of everything being put together.

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With some shine--not to mention manufacturing ability--you wind up with a shiny device.

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Another shot of the completed product.

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Here's what you get when finished.

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