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    New eeePC contender from VIA

    These little pcs look quite interesting and can even run Visa if you are a masochist

    VIA is attempting to outdo the ASUS Eee PC with its new OpenBook platform reference design that not only offers up extra features but also supports many more operating system choices as well. The exterior design is pretty damn sexy and is built around (of course) VIA's own CPU and chipset products and can be equipped with WiMAX and/or 3G networking like HSDPA or W-CDMA. What is really impressive is that the device can run versions of Windows Vista or XP, Ubuntu, Suse or gOS.
    PC Perspective - VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Platform Preview

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    HP have also released their 'mininote'. It very good value for the money. 9" screen, 2gb ram, gigabit ethernet, wireless, webcam, bluetooth. All for around £385.

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    Also from MSI Fudzilla - MSI Wind notebook starts the storm (there will also be a Medion badged version).

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    Elonex looks quite a promising rival:
    Introducing the Elonex ‘ONE, the UK’s first sub £100 laptop. Aimed primarily at the Education Sector, the ONE is an ultra-portable laptop that gives wireless access to internet, eMail, word processing, spreadsheets, and MP3s.

    The vision of the ONE project by Elonex is for every child in the UK to have their own laptop. With computing playing such a huge part of modern day life, it is essential to familiarise children with ICT from an early age and to show them the vast range of tools and resources available to them.

    As well as being a subject in its own right, ICT is a common thread that can be used in every subject across the whole curriculum. In the 21st century it is an essential that ICT is taught as a fundamental skill which then can be used to improve a child’s learning, to offer a more engaging and interactive education, and to equip the next generation with the skills they need to excel in the business world.
    Elonex ONE - Home of the £99 Laptop

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    The spec of the elonex one is, to put it bluntly, awful. I'd rather spend the extra £70 and get the EeePC.
    Last edited by localzuk; 1st June 2008 at 03:55 PM. Reason: but -> put

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    If it would run google apps it would meet 90% of the curriculum.

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