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Re: $199 GNU/Linux Machine From Asus

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____/ 7 on Tuesday 09 Aug 2011 19:17 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 09 Aug 2011 11:08 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>>> $199 Asus X101 targets Linux tablet alternative
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>>>>| Though bearing some of the hallmarks of a Netbook, the Asus
>>>>| Eee PC X101 will be offered as an alternative to that category
>>>>| of small laptops, according to an Asus blog post.
>>>>| Asus spelled out today that the X101 is a departure from
>>>>| the Netbook as we know it. First of all, it's even thinner
>>>>| and lighter than a traditional Netbook (which is already pretty
>>>>| light and thin to begin with) at 0.69-inches and two pounds,
>>>>| respectively.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20088439-64/$199-asus-x101-targets-
> linux-tablet-alternative/
>>> More:
>>>    Alas, Asus will also offer a model--the X101H--with Windows 7 Starter
>>>    that has more storage and keeps the Ethernet and VGA ports. But that
>>>    design won't be as sleek and will address a market that is most likely
>>>    on its last legs, at least in the U.S.
>> I think *all* markets are on their last leg TBH. But those who offer
>> cheap product will still get buyers.
> The Genesi smartbooks is pretty much same specs except it runs Ubuntu Linux
> and uses ARM for the same price $199.
> http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook
> That machine is no ordinary machine - its extremely thin and light weight
> and lasts a decent amount of time on one charge because its got ARM.

It's cheaper than buying Vista 7 at the shop.

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