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News Elonex preps sub-£100 Eee-alike

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. dslickness

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    I believe this has the potential to be a winner if it really is under 200usd.
    just maybe =P
     
  3. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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  4. Arkanrais

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    well, if I can play my old favorite games on it, like diablo 2, starcraft and snes/emulator games, then I'm in for that price (although with only 1GB of space, diablo 2 multi player is a no go not to mention LOD). I guess this could be modable like the Eee for more space. another thought is to mod this right into a case, and for the price it doesn't seem too unreasonable (but you'll have to pay me royalties for using my idea - waffles may be a valid form of payment).
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    They have the keyboard and the screen the wrong way round! It will just sag under the weight of having loads of things plugged into it. I wonder how anyone could think that a good idea.
     
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    Depending how modable it is £100 could make for an interesting project.
     
  7. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    300mhz wow. You can run Duke Nukem 3D on high settings lol.

    Seriously, £100 more you can pop along to dell and get a laptop with vista and a 15" screen etc
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    I'd take an Eee PC personally as I think this just looks like arse. From what I've gathered it isn't actually a PC anyway - it's a digital photoframe with a keyboard dock stuck on it. That's why it has the USBs etc on the screen.
     
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    It looks like if you had it on your lap any movement would throw it off balance and it would tip back, not to mention if you had things plugged into it as well.
     
  10. iwog

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    With interest in this ugly thing appearing again, i've managed to find a video of it from the BBC
     
  11. CardJoe

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    It does have a stand at the back. That confirms two things. One, it won't fall over. Two, it is a photo frame.
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    eeepc all the way, this is ugly, weak and overpriced IMHO.
     
  13. rjkoneill

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    these cheap ultra portable things are stupid- i think they are a step in the wrong direction
    i can check my emails and stuff using wifi on my psp
    plus it has more upgradeable storage space and the ability to play games/video
     
  14. DXR_13KE

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    and there is also the pandora...
     
  15. Smilodon

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    Taking of the keyboard and using it for surfing is great, but.... how the **** do you write without a keyboard? (Writing a message on an OSK is a pain, and everybody knows it)

    Another problem is screen resolution. It will be to narrow to show any webpage properly. (all the letters will be stacked vertically, and the rest of the screen will contain ads.) But then again, it will probably be to slow to surf because many webpages today are so overfilled with flash and java stuff that it will be slow as hell.

    Could become a nice picture frame, but it might be a bit too small...


    So, what was this thing useful for again?
     
  16. Major

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    Good idea for a child, but isn't the small screen kinda bad for your eyes?
     
  17. crayfish

    crayfish Amazing scenes!

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    Thread necromancy Cheesecake!

    My Elonex ONEt+ arrived on Friday and it's quite a nice device. The only crushing disappointment is that Youtube doesn't work in the browser because of out of date flash. Apart from that, not bad for £120.

    EDIT:

    (We're not allowed to say F T W?) (W T F?!)
     
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