$500 Notebook Computer!

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Inventec to make notebooks to retail at US$500 in 2H 2003

    Notebook maker Inventec is preparing to contract-manufacture low-cost notebooks for vendors to retail at US$500 in the second half of next year.

    Company president Tom Cho said that without using high-end processors, which target only power users, it is possible to make a US$500 notebook. Cho noted that the model would not be a DeskNote, which uses desktop components in a notebook-like computer, but rather a fully-functional notebook with a battery and keyboard.

    http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2002/12/04&pages=04&seq=22

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    Now this is some great news! Finally, parents will be able to afford a real computer for everyone in the family.

    Peter :D
     
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    Wow, that's just great. Now all of those people who bring their crappy powerspecs and emachines in for tech-support (and wonder why they have problems all the time), will be buying even crappier laptops, and wondering why the parts always die.
    This guy is saying, "We're going to build laptops with the poorest quality hardware we can find, but its portable and its only $500." Store all your important files and images on something that is advertised to be low quality, great idea. ;)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    actually, I think its a good idea for people who, say, need a cheap laptop for a year or so and who only surf the internet and word process.
     
  4. job
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    You get what you pay for... :p

    And in this case, it is not much. :D
     

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