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Sometimes you see something so strange you just have to have it. That’s exactly what happened ...
12th June 2013, 11:17 PM #1
What does a $40 Windows computer look like?
Sometimes you see something so strange you just have to have it. That’s exactly what happened to me on DailySteals.com a few weeks ago. Ultra-cheap Android tablets are a dime a dozen, and you can find them at your nearest Walmart or CVS. Cheap Windows devices are much more rare, which is why I was instantly captivated when I saw this $40 Windows netbook.
The official name for this little device is a little hard to find. Most people just call it the Sylvania 7″ WiFi Netbook, and that’s good enough for me. This device was made way back in 2006. For a frame of reference at that time no one had heard of an iPhone or “Galaxy phone.” Speaking of smartphones, remember your first one? Chances are it had better specs than this netbook.
This bad boy is powered by a whopping 400MHz ARM processor with 128MB of RAM. The original Motorola DROID had a 600MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. The 7-inch display on the netbook has 480×800 resolution, which is just about the same as the DROID’s 3.7-inch display. The one thing this little device has a lot of is USB ports (three of them).
This device was made as a “basic internet device.” It has a web browser (Internet Explorer) that can access most mobile sites, and probably many full sites back in 2006. You’re also supposedly able to watch YouTube videos, but I haven't gotten than to work. Someone back in the day would have likely bought this as a casual coffee shop device.
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13th June 2013, 10:41 AM #2
Yeah, but how does it smell?
13th June 2013, 10:42 AM #3
Like failure and regret.
Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp
13th June 2013, 10:46 AM #4
Does $40 even cover the cost of the Windows license?
13th June 2013, 10:47 AM #5
Can it be found in a house like this?
13th June 2013, 10:55 AM #6
Possibly with a Windows CE license which is what this thing runs. Chances are that some poor sucker had a warehouse full of them and wants to get shut of them for any price. Trouble is, this thing sucked even back in 2006
Originally Posted by tmcd35
13th June 2013, 10:59 AM #7
A friend of mine had a similarly spec'd netbook - Win CE + 128MB RAM etc... It was completely useless. It didn't have the resources even to launch Facebook in the web browser - and this was about 4 years ago.
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