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[News] Sub-notebooks With Linux Costing Just $100

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks With Linux Costing Just $100
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 01:14:05 +0100
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$100 netbook switches to Android

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| Cherrypal announced its first two netbooks 
| to run Android. The Cherrypal Asia is 
| available in seven-inch ($99) and 10.1-inch 
| ($148) models, both of which run Android 
| 1.6 on an ARM9-based Via VT 8505 processor 
| clocked at 533MHz, and offer 256MB of RAM, 
| 2GB of flash storage, Ethernet, WiFi, and 
| USB connectivity, says the company.


World's first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android for sub-100-dollar laptops


Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook

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| Cellphone group Vodacom is making a play 
| into the netbook market. On Tuesday, it 
| unveiled a low-cost compact computer, the 
| Linkbook, that it says is designed 
| specifically to provide users, especially 
| first-time computer buyers, with âsimple 
| and affordable Internet accessâ.
| [...]
| The Linkbook supports Wi-Fi. It has 16GB of 
| flash memory (no hard drive), an 8,9-inch 
| TFT display and a Motorola-derivative 
| processor.



The $99 Cherrypal laptop - it runs Linux and you can buy
it RIGHT NOW (but is it for real, and are these actually
being shipped to those who order them?)

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| The way the company both hits the $99 price
| point and makes a little profit at the same
| time is to a) ship with free, open-source
| Linux and b) offer minimum specs but actually
| build the laptops with whatever the cheapest
| components are at any given time.


Make your Linux netbook battery last longer

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| All laptop users have something in common: we
| want our device's batteries to last longer.
| Whether it's for the daily commute or a long
| flight, an extra 30 minutes of power means an
| extra 30 minutes of entertainment.
| If you're running a Linux-based distribution
| on your netbook, there's a lot you can do to
| squeeze every last negatively charged ion
| from your power source. Here we're going to
| cover the best techniques that we've
| discovered.


NorhTec Gecko Surfboard: $99 Linux PC in a keyboard

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| The oft-delayed ASUS Eee Keyboard is a great
| concept â squeezing everything from a nettop
| into a QWERTY form-factor â but what if your
| computing ambitions are even more moderate?
| NorhTec reckon they have the product for you
| in the shape of the Gecko Surfboard,
| outwardly a regular QWERTY keyboard but
| actually packed with a 1GHz x86 system-on-
| chip (SoC), VGA and composite video outputs,
| 10/100 ethernet and optional WiFi b/g or even
| 3G.


Dell intros new low-cost ultrathin, Vostro V13

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| Dell has introduced a new low-cost ultrathin
| notebook, the Vostro V13. The system closely
| resembles Dell's recently released flagship
| Adamo, except it's lighter and a grand
| cheaper. The Vostro V13 is about 0.65in thin,
| weighs 3.5lbs and starts at $449 with Ubuntu
| 9.04 or $599 with Windows 7 Home Premium.

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