Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 31st Oct 2008 08:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems, known for their cheap laptops, sent us the Acer Aspire One for a review. Thom wrote a review of the popular laptop recently, but here's my take on it. Update: After this review went up, and within two hours, I installed Ubuntu 8.10 (time is 4:10 AM here, couldn't sleep until I had Ubuntu in there). Using this very nice tutorial, I have everything up and running.
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by iphitus on Sat 1st Nov 2008 13:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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Product in search of a market? There's definitely multiple markets. Here's at least one...


I've see so many of these "netbooks" around the campus and I'm planning to get one myself. Their size and mass makes them ideal. 12.1" laptops tend to be expensive, and anything bigger than that tends to be too big or heavy to be conveniently carried around frequently. My 12.1" is just slightly shorter than an A4 page... and people used to think it was tiny.

The price is affordable and young people tend to be able to find disposable income for this sort of thing. 2 weeks pay vs 6 months pay. Both do internet, word processing and most other tasks a student will need a computer for.

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