$100 Mini Notebook from HiVision coming this October

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    evi1d33d

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    This little thing is manufactured by a Chinese company called HiVision. Currently already on sale on some website but they are charging $50-70 higher than the suggested price (sound familiar?). Here's the specs:

    There's a $98 version and a $120 version. This is probably the $98 version.

    # Alpha 400 MIPS 400 MHz Ultralite 7-inch Mini Notebook

    # General Features:
    # Ultralite notebook
    # Linux 2.4 Operating System
    # MIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU
    # 128 MB RAM
    # 1 GB NAND Flash Storage
    # 10/100 MB Ethernet interface
    # 802.11b wireless
    # Supports External Hard Drive up to 160 GB
    # Supports SD Card up to 32 GB
    # Xiptech application software packages (Xip office, Flash player)
    # 7-inch digital panel 800 x 480 true-color
    # Keyboard with TouchPad
    # Supports File Sizes up to 8 MB :shock:
    # Built-in SD Card slot
    # Battery Charging Time: 4.5 - 5 hours

    # Uses:
    # Internet surfing (FireFox)
    # Instant online communication, chatting
    # Music downloading and enjoying
    # Flash movies and games
    # Picture and image sharing
    # Languages learning
    # Personal diary

    # Office Assistant:
    # AbiWord, XipTable and PDF Viewer
    # E-mail management
    # Daily work plan and management
    # E-book reader

    # I/O ports:
    # Three (3) USB ports
    # RJ-45 Ethernet port
    # Headphone in
    # Microphone in

    From the demo there seems to be a little skipping on movies.

    Currently on sale at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid ... 00&cat=NBB

    The RAM worries me a bit since FireFox takes 100MB alone on launch. But for the price I'm not complaining. Check out their official site, they have some other mini notebooks similar to the AA1. I might actually might hold off on buying an AA1 6 cell and get this. The spec is nothing to write home about but all I use is FireFox anyways.
     
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    npease

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    Very intersting!!
     
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    It seems like it lacks enough processing power that it would feel borderline useless for even the simplest of tasks. 128MB of ram is... pretty bad. But then again, it's still way faster than my first tower and I managed to play counter-strike 1.2 on it.
     
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    If it only supports file sizes of 8MB or less then good luck using it for "Flash movies and games"...
     
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    I used Netscape (and IE) back in the days when I had 8 MB of RAM, and it worked fine.
    People nowdays are spoiled :D
     
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    Kind of reminds me of the old mini, Windows CE notebooks from the 90's. They were kind of neat. I owned a few which were good for working on office documents, etc.
     
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    Mission

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    A review of the laptop :

     
    Mission, Sep 24, 2008
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