[Arm-netbook] Genesi lowered the prices!

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Mon Feb 28 15:57:14 GMT 2011

Alain Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 03:34:19PM +0000, Luke Leighton wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net> wrote:
>>> Alejandro Mery wrote:
>>>> Hi, for whom may be interested Genesi has lowered the price of their
>>>> "smarttop" to $129 and the netbook^Wsmartbook to $199.
>>>> If people from genesi is still subscribed after the trolling, thank you!
>>>> http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110225006084/en/mobile-computing/emerging-markets/netbook
>>> Wow, that's a 50% cut. Quite abrupt. I'm guessing that implies that the
>>> next generation version is coming soon. :)
>>  yes - or that they've reached a mass-volume deal / pricing-point
>> where they've recoup'd development costs.  either way it's a good
>> indication of what's possible.  $199 means a BOM of around... $100.
>> the 800mhz CPU's only $15, 512mb memory $10, LCD $32, battery around
>> $12...
> I'd happily pay another $10 for an extra 512MB RAM - firefox tends to be hungry.

Sadly, the Freescale CPU used tops out at 512MB. :(
If you're stuck with low RAM, you may want to look at the compcache 
(ramzswap/zram) project.

I'd have happily paid another $30 on top of the old price for a 1280x720 


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