finally: a real $100 notebook

Forum: Hardware Talk
Topic: finally: a real $100 notebook
started by: lucky13

Posted by lucky13 on July 28 2008,19:53
Okay, it's not exactly loaded. What do you expect for $99 and in a 225x165x36mm footprint?

It comes with a 400mhz processor (Samsung chipset), WinCE, 7" (150x90mm) 800x480 display, 64MB RAM and 64MB storage, external VGA port, and three USB ports. Optional wifi. Optional storage.

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Posted by mikshaw on July 30 2008,02:52
I don't see that as a good buy at all. Maybe if the ram was increased by a multiple of 3 or 4, or the power consumption was basically nil, but even then the display and storage are ridiculously tiny.  There are much better laptops being tossed into dumpsters every day.  I'm guessing most of the retail price is to cover the Windows license.
Posted by curaga on July 30 2008,07:47
This is like a Libretto with flash storage. Actually a bit worse. And Libretto's were from '97..
Posted by stupid_idiot on Aug. 02 2008,23:59
But widescreen subnotes are frustrating because Xvesa can't handle widescreen resolutions...
IMHO 800x600 would be better.

Posted by curaga on Aug. 03 2008,10:38
Sure it can, there's a wiki page about the Libretto's 800x480 wide resolution with Xvesa. As long as the video bios has them, Xvesa has them..
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