Monday, 5 November 2007

A lappie for under $US 300

After introducing a $US 198 Linux desktop this week, Everex said it will bring Linux laptops under $300 to users next year.

It will include icons providing one-click access to Web sites like Facebook and multiple Google Web applications.

The energy-efficient $198 Linux desktop, was available in Wal-Mart stores.

It runs on a 1.5GHz Via C7-D processor and comes with 512M bytes of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD player and an Ethernet port. It does not include a monitor.


Anonymous said...

err... I run linux, that's all fair and well, as it is increasingly becoming more compatible with both hardware, and users :)

But shouldn't a 'laptop' always include a monitor? Isn't that the point? to have a portable computer ready to go?

I still don't know why more people don't run linux. or at least a dual-boot machine. OPENSOURCE FTW!

Anonymous said...

people don't use linux because only gay wankers use it because they like to tell the whole world about it,insinuating some type of unspoken social or political reason for doing so. PC clones are the dominant and Mac or Linux and other always produce woes cos the internet is gearing for windows basically.

Anonymous said...

ahe nonnymuss.... are you Bill Gates' homophobic Love Child?

Anonymous said...

The $198 desktop didn't have a monitor. The $300 laptop would.

At least, that's how I read it.