[Arm-netbook] A new ARM Netbook Alternative?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 10 10:04:20 BST 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Robert Boerner
<robert.boerner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Although not directly related to the model that most people are using
> on this list, this new device:
> http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Science-and-Technology-Co-Ltd-Wabook/
> http://shanzhaiben.com/93/n-4193.html
> Looks very interesting.
> Any thought from those out there that know much more about electrical
> engineering than I?

 robert, hi,

 fantastic - the purpose of this list is discussion of "arm netbooks"
not "arm netbook", so it's greatly appreciated that you bring this to
peoples' attention.

 it's pretty impressive for what it is.  $100 _retail_ - in china -
for something which has a $32 LCD component.

 the only thing is that ARM9 CPUs @ 300mhz are aaabbsolutely dreadful.
 but, at least someone is trying this kind of thing out.  the thing i
love about china is that by sheer random brownian motion and force of
numbers _eventually_ someone's going to come out with a decent


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