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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I don't like it very much
by twitterfire on Thu 21st May 2009 18:08 UTC
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The CPU is very dated (loongson 2 is 3-4 years old) and is way beyond the computing power of any Intel or Amd CPU.

I don't like the battery life, either.

And I don't see the inability to run popular operating systems and software as a "feature" like Stallman.

If you want to play with these mips toys, why pay 400 euros for a piece of crap when you can buy a mips toy with just 169 $? You can check Alpha 400 which is way cheaper.

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