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Old 18th June 2010, 10:49 PM
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Have anybody tried this little netbook?

Hello everybody,

Surfing the net I found the smallest netbook I've ever seen, and it is really low-spec (400MHz, 2GB, 128MB).

Has anybody tried it? Installed some sort of Linux on it? It is really cheap...

http://www.liliputing.com/2009/11/me...-worth-it.html

Thanks,
Joe.
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Old 18th June 2010, 11:04 PM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?



Maybe it'd run Puppy. Too bad DSL died on the vine.
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Old 19th June 2010, 03:59 AM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?

If you want something cheap and portable that comes with Android (1.6) then take
a look at this:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.d...169~r.34715613

I stuck in a 16Gb SDD card (max 32) and found it's quite enough.

I got one recently and for the price, I'm quite pleased with it. Battery life is not
great but to send of a quick email or check what pub is offering what beers, it's
plenty for my needs (right now)

July promises to be a good month for Android devices, with a whole load of them
on the cards to be released...
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Old 21st June 2010, 06:09 PM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?

Any idea what kind of CPU it has? It says something about wince... possibly ARM? It may not be trivial to change OS on it.

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Originally Posted by joe.pelayo View Post
Hello everybody,

Surfing the net I found the smallest netbook I've ever seen, and it is really low-spec (400MHz, 2GB, 128MB).

Has anybody tried it? Installed some sort of Linux on it? It is really cheap...

http://www.liliputing.com/2009/11/me...-worth-it.html

Thanks,
Joe.
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Old 21st June 2010, 06:44 PM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?

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Any idea what kind of CPU it has? It says something about wince... possibly ARM? It may not be trivial to change OS on it.
The first one linked is an ARM based machine which runs WinCE but seeing how the manufacturer probably realised quickly after launch that people were asking "Are you doing an Android or Chrome OS version?" They probably just said, Yeah, what the hell, why not.

The second machine has a VIA cpu and is 200 mhz faster than the first.

With a small amount of know how and a measured amount of effort, it should be relatively simple to update either of those machines to run the latest Android release.
Meego on the first device may be possible but I don't think that there is a VIA or ARM Fedora port, so Fedora running without some serious cross-compiling first is unlikely.

My personal view is that all of these low power devices, including the ipad are not worth serious consideration until the cpus make it to the 1.6 ghz mark, unless it also doubles as a phone and that is the device's primary function. When it happens, average gaming experiences will be possible.
Right now, the hardware just isn't quite good enough for your average kind of gaming experience IMO.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 03:31 AM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?

http://www.menqgroup.com/products/pro/E790.asp

seems to imply it's a Samsung 400MHz/533MHz processor
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Old 22nd June 2010, 08:42 AM
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Re: Have anybody tried this little netbook?

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http://www.menqgroup.com/products/pro/E790.asp

seems to imply it's a Samsung 400MHz/533MHz processor
It will be a Samsung developed ARM family processor.
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