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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RE[4]: 64-bit netbook
by rayson on Thu 21st May 2009 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 64-bit netbook"
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Well, watch your code so that doesn't happen. ;)
I guess I wasn't thinking about the software development side of things, as that isn't really the market these netbooks are targeted for. You do have a good point. I wonder, how much more energy (if any) does the N230 or N330 produce as opposed to the N270 and N280? Maybe they couldn't get the chipset's energy usage down to acceptable levels... or, of course, perhaps they were just lazy, it wouldn't be the first time.

Well, I have a EeePC 701SD, and I don't use it as a main development machine.

However, it is just nice to have a machine that can do everything, surfing the web, checking emails, uploading photos (when travelling), looking at the code, and fixing an urgent bug or two when absolutely needed! :-P

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