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post #51 of 185
Guys I am sorry to say, that as a user of linux, in order for it to run at a decent speed with anything close to "Windows style" desktop graphics, you need atleast 256 megs....

I mean, I just slopped gentoo onto my 512 meg, 1.5ghz Pentium M(Toshiba Tecra S1) and it isn't exactly lightning...

It can browse the net, oh yeah. However compiling is FOOOOREEEVVVEERRR.
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post #52 of 185
darn too good to be true. I was thinking about buying alot of them and giving them to my family members that cannot afford computers.
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post #53 of 185
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Originally Posted by {core2duo}werd View Post
this is intel fighting the laptop for every child program for the market i think they should just stay out of it, someone tries to do something nice for little kids who can't afford a laptop and they have to try and outsell them.
oh please, this is good, the other laptops has the shell for a 3yr old...
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post #54 of 185
I'll definitely hold off on getting one until somebody actually receives something, but it is an outstanding deal if they're legit.

And to whomever said that it'd have trouble running Windows, I see no base for that argument. Sure it could not to Vista, but I can (and have) used XP on my laptop, which has a 700mhz PIII and 128mb of RAM. It's not snappy, but is certainly very usable.
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post #55 of 185
I'm using a 2.2ghz P4 laptop with a 4200rpm 30gb hdd and 256mb of ram. It's not super fast, but I have no problems having Gaim, a few firefox pages and music going at the same time. It also plays dvds and movies without any problems. It's not the fastest thing in the world, but YOU DON'T NEED 2GB OF RAM IN A $150 LAPTOP jeeze people. It's $150, do you expect it to be top of the line? For $150 the laptop sounds like one hell of a deal.

Stop *****ing about how much RAM it has.
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post #56 of 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakg View Post
its a scam, the "office" is a house, and the companies he claims to work with have never heard of him.

Scam, i'm afraid
I was hearing the same thing on Slashdot last night.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuxeyM View Post
Guys I am sorry to say, that as a user of linux, in order for it to run at a decent speed with anything close to "Windows style" desktop graphics, you need atleast 256 megs....

I mean, I just slopped gentoo onto my 512 meg, 1.5ghz Pentium M(Toshiba Tecra S1) and it isn't exactly lightning...

It can browse the net, oh yeah. However compiling is FOOOOREEEVVVEERRR.
I run linux and FreeBSD on an old dell (2.4 celeron w/ 256mb RAM) and it runs fine for basic word processing, surtfing the net, and IM. Which is what this laptop is made for. Not made for any desktop graphics, but compiling on that type of machine would be ugly.
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post #57 of 185
I'd buy one when I get some cash, if it hasn't turned out to be a scam by then...
     
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post #58 of 185
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Just cause its a home business does not mean its a scam maybe they do it to keep the costs low.
They have a factory in Brazil, and based in California and Sweden, and yet their phone lines are all dead, have hotmail email accounts and only address is a house in Kent?
post #59 of 185
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834280002

This one isn't a scam. Comes with a weak battery, I believe, but includes wireless/DVD-burner/etc.

Too bad it has Vista; apparently Vista's performance blows on it.
     
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post #60 of 185
Note to the readers of this thread: Just because its a good deal, doesn't mean you should buy it. You all sound like my mother.

I really don't need a lappy, and if i ever did, it would be long in the future where this would be obsolete.

If i was in deserpate need to browse on the go, i would get this.
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