Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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simply not competitive
by puenktchen on Thu 21st May 2009 13:19 UTC
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it is maybe half as fast as the atom-based competitors and that doesn't bring you more battery live. you can't even buy a bigger battery. and it isn't cheaper either. no special design or size. so why should anybody want to buy this thing? only people developing for mips might be interested.

ps: i'd admit that a mips based netbook is cool. but i couldn't find a rational argument why it is cool.

Edited 2009-05-21 13:21 UTC

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