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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Battery, nd a few more questions?
by darknexus on Thu 21st May 2009 15:33 UTC
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Is that the only battery you can have with this? What's it's capacity? 1.5 hours doesn't sound particularly energy efficient at a glance, though if the battery is a lower capacity that would explain it.
As for me, that would be a deal killer, no questions asked. That isn't nearly enough battery life to qualify as truly portable in my book, and not nearly enough for me.
A question: Does it suspend and resume? Standby or hibernate, and does it work well when suspending and resuming?
All and all, this looks cool but I just can't justify the price for one of these when an x86-based machine that can get about 5x the battery life (Eee pc 1000HE) is significantly cheaper. Me being a geek, I'd love to have one and tinker with it... but it's just too expensive for what it is in my opinion.

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