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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ram, battery, price
by collinm on Thu 21st May 2009 16:34 UTC
collinm
Member since:
2005-07-15

can we add more ram?

the autonomy is too low... is there any way to get a better battery?

it's expensive... but freedom have a price...

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RE: ram, battery, price
by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 19:36 in reply to "ram, battery, price"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

can we add more ram?


I opened up the bottom of the laptop to answer this, both RAM and the hard drive (Fujitsu in my case) are easily accessible. There's one removable 1 GB RAM module (667MHz SDRAM DDR2), so if the motherboard can handle it it can be replaced by 2 GB.
So the good news is that no RAM was soldered to the motherboard.

the autonomy is too low... is there any way to get a better battery?


I couldn't tell, but I'll try to find out since it seems to be a deal breaker for many people here. :-)

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RE[2]: ram, battery, price
by collinm on Thu 21st May 2009 23:03 in reply to "RE: ram, battery, price"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

maybe the motherboard can handle 4G of ram...

somebody know if suspend to ram, suspend to disk work?

intel have done powertop.. maybay could run on this machine if we rebuild it?

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