Blows the 12" PB away!! wait... what?

Discussion in 'Community' started by cr2sh, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. cr2sh macrumors 68030

    cr2sh

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    http://info.lindows.com/mobilepc/mobilepc.htm#Buy





    Check out this page...
    http://info.lindows.com/mobilepc/ChrisPhotos.html

    What do you guys think.. the page compares it to the 12"PB, NEC Versa 120.. and a number of other machines. I don't think its a bad idea.. but jeez... $800 for a firewire, usb2.0, ethernet.. of course the question si what do you need the interfaces for if there's no software. Aren't VIA chips for embedded usage.. like microwaves? :p

    Specifications
    • 12.1" 1024 x 768 TFT Display
    • VIA C3 933MHz Processor
    • VIA VT8606 (Twister-T) + VT82C686B Chipset
    • 256MB PC-133 SDRAM onboard, support up to 768MB SDRAM
    • 20.0GB ATA100 Hard Disk Drive
    • External CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW (optional)
    • Integrated Savage 4 AGP 4X graphic core (up to 16MB Video Memory)
    • Full Duplex, Compliant with AC' 97 Audio
    • 2 x USB 2.0 & 1 x IEEE 1394 ports
    • 1 Compact Flash Slot & 1 PCMCIA Slot
    • Internal Realtek 10/100 LAN
    • LindowsOS 3.0 with dedicated tech support
    • Removable Li-Ion Battery
    • Dimensions: 10.43" x 8.66" x 0.91" & Weight: 2.9 lbs


    * Please note that we will also be carrying the following accessories for this PC:

    - Ext. USB 1.44MB FDD
    - Ext. CD-ROM (USB 1.1)
    - Ext. 8X DVD-ROM (USB 2.0)
    - Ext. DVD/RW 24x10x24 (USB 2.0)
    - 2nd Battery
    - Notebook Carry Bag
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Well

    Wow, no internal drive. Is there an ethernet port? What is the graphics card? Can it be hooked up to another display? What about sound? Looks?

    Man that is a POS computer. Why even waste your money. Im not just saying that cuz its not apple branded, but its a friggin POS.

    I bet that PC has sooo many problems with software/hardware compatibilites.

    And, yea an iBook which is 200 dollars more, but has all those features and its in a better package.
     
  3. cr2sh thread starter macrumors 68030

    cr2sh

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    Check out the link with the guy surfing the web on the beach with his fat girlfriend... too funny.
    I edited the orignal to post further specs.

    Come on.. its not bad looking either. Don't get me wrong.. its no iBook.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    wouldn't touch this computer with a 10 foot pole. at least they fixed the comparison so it's accurate...

    in this day and age, external optical just isn't practical. using CDs is going to be a total hassle every time. Plus the PB provides durability, bigger HD, OS X, 802.11g, bluetooth... it's designed to be a powerhouse long into the future.

    the lindows PC would be obsolete within a year.

    i got to play with a 12" for the first time today, i really liked the little guy :)

    like the 15" best tho...

    pnw
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    I think the computer has its place, good for surfing the web around the house and doing a bit or word processing I guess, but not much else.

    Powerbook competitor it is not though.
     
  6. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

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    yeah, that computer must be put together cheaply. thats all im saying. and no internal drives or anything...that would more than make up for the 200$ price difference from an iBook.

    oh..and that "fat girlfriend" on the beach is pregnant ;) i mean, its bad enough she is seen with a reject using THAT computer, but lets not call her fat :p
     
  7. cr2sh thread starter macrumors 68030

    cr2sh

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    She might be pregnant.. or she might have eaten a baby. Either way.. that laptop sucks. Though, its really not ugly...

    It has its place.
     
  8. losfp macrumors regular

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    The VIA processors are generally low-power, low heat ones that sacrifice a bit of performance - so I wouldn't expect great performance from it either :)

    That machine definitely does have its place though. If you're not willing to pay a bit extra for an IBM, or an Apple, hey this thing looks alright! :D
     
  9. moby1 macrumors 6502

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    Umm...

    Laptops & the beach don't mix. Anyone who's actually worked on a laptop would know this...
     

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