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Old 7th June 2007, 02:50 AM   #1
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100 Laptop - it's true!

Just read about this ASUS laptop:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/114773/a...00-laptop.html

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The notebook measures roughly 120 x 100 x 30mm (WDH) and weighs only 900g. We saw the notebook boot in 15 seconds from its solid-state hard disk.

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For someone who just wants to surf the internet, occasionally write a document it sounds superb, if it's released in the UK I'll probably buy one if it has a wireless connection or the ability to add a wireless PC card. I'll certainly buy my Mother one to replace the aging PC she has at the moment.
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Old 7th June 2007, 05:35 AM   #2
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Very cool!

The dimensions translate into just under two pounds and roughly about 5 by 4 by 1 inch (WDH).
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Old 7th June 2007, 06:27 AM   #3
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They were kinda secretive about what was on it and I notice they don't show fingers on the keys. At 5" wide, I can't image typing would be normal, but more like trying to text on a PDA. May be okay for surfing the web, but I can't see doing documents on it for any length of time. I was wondering when flash drives would start replacing hard drives for smaller systems.
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Old 7th June 2007, 06:41 AM   #4
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You can see someone holding it up by one hand if you look at the bigger version of the picture. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/openpic.php?n..._pic_62535.jpg
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Old 7th June 2007, 02:52 PM   #5
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Doesn't Panasonic already have those?

I think our company bought them for the field consultants a few weeks ago. I'll have to ask around.
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Old 7th June 2007, 02:59 PM   #6
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But can it run an atomic power station?
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Old 8th June 2007, 02:29 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Soapy Sam View Post
But can it run an atomic power station?
Without a wobbly ram-pack? No way!
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Sounds interesting, although experience should tell us that $189 will magically translate to 189, and not 100 as hoped.
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In an optimistic mood aren't you - more likely to be 250!
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Will it have Solitaire?
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