Grid 10

Dieter Bohn, This is my next…

The Grid 10 comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 10.1-inch screen. Fusion Garage is proud of that screen’s 1366 x 768 resolution and while it deserves credit for upping the pixel density, in general the panel doesn’t rise above your middle-of-the-road Android tablet. The viewing angles on the display are downright terrible and the panel itself feels a little plasticky — we’re told it’s some sort of special mix of polycarbonate and glass. […]

The folks at Fusion Garage was on the right track with the Grid 10 by cramming 1366×768 pixels and thereby improving resolution. Unfortunately, you can’t get away from having poor viewing angles on a tablet. Instant touch responsiveness is another one of those requirements. John Gruber:

If my iPad’s pinch-to-zoom were that choppy, I’d take it back to the Apple Store, because I’d know there was something seriously wrong with it.

Gruber is referring to Bohn’s video at 1:24:

The pinch-to-zoom action is very, very responsive.

Update 2010.12.17: Nilay Patel, The Verge:

It appears that the wild story of Fusion Garage has come to a sadly ignominious close: the manufacturer of the failed JooJoo and Grid10 tablets has all but disappeared, leaving behind only a database error on its website and a US PR firm that is quitting it representation effective tomorrow.