Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based sent us one of their best-selling laptops, the LC2430. We've used it for more than a month with four different distributions and here's what we think about it.
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by adamw on Sat 6th Nov 2004 04:37 UTC

well, I used my Picturebook as a portable music player a long time before the iPod came out. I carried to to and from university practically every day I was a student - imagine doing that with a 10lb desktop replacement. I used it to take notes in class, where its small size and lack of noise made it a lot less conspicuous and irritating than the gigantic Dell someone else used in one of the classes I went to. When I had sanely priced GPRS access for a while, I carried it around when I was out and used it together with my Nokia phone to access the internet. When I was on holiday abroad for six weeks I took it with me and carried it to coffee shops with wireless hotspot when I needed to use the internet. I used to live in a fairly large house; when I wanted to go do something in another room and wanted to keep an eye on my email or instant messenger or something, I took the laptop with me. All of these things would have been much harder and more annoying with a big, heavy square laptop.