7" CnM miniBOOK Laptop, Black, 2GB Flash Storage, 128Mb, WiFi, 10/100, SD Slot, 3xUSB, Linux - £109.24 (for those with free delivery at Scan) - HotUKDeals
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Main Features
Storage Drive (type & size): NAND Flash 2GB
System RAM: 128MB
Processor MIPS 32 Bit CPU
Operating System: Linux - Debian Distribution
I/O Ports 3 USB Ports / 1 Earphone / Line-in
Card Slot SD card socket
Mouse Control: Touch Pad
Keyboard : Standard 80 Key ( UK Layout )
Display
Display Type: 7" TFT Widescreen Display
Max Resolution: 800 x 480 ( WVGA )
Networking
Wireless LAN Supported: Wi-Fi(IEEE 802.11 b/g)
Fixed LAN Supported: 10/100MB/s Ethernet Port
Audio
Audio Output: Dual speakers
Software
Software: Web Browser
Word Processor (Word compatible)
Spreadsheet (Excel compatible)
Email Application
Instant Messaging Application
PDF Viewer
eBook Reader
Dictionary
Calendar
Image Viewer
Paint Brush drawing program
Battery & Power
Technology: 1 x Lithium Battery
Capacity: 2100mAh 7.4V
Operating time: Up to 3 hours
Product Dimensions
Shipping Weight (in KG): 650g
Product Dimensions cm (LxWxH): 222 x 165 x 29.5 mm
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support: 1 Year Warranty

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#1
garbage456
any reviews of this, can u put xp on it?


Not sure if you can put XP on, but I wouldn't anyway. This seems perfect for basic web-browsing and the like on the move, and should be zippy fast with Linux, which is simple and intuitive to use. XP would slow it to a crawl given it's resources. I'm thinking of getting one for my Dad to use on his travels. I obviously wouldn't buy it as the main computer, but for this type of purpose I think it looks good. Will wait to hear what others think first though. :thumbsup:
#2
arggghhh i knew I shouldn't have bought the mini 9!!!!
#3
foulone
arggghhh i knew I shouldn't have bought the mini 9!!!!


why not, its better than this by miles
#4
probably good for the money, but the processor and ram puts it a few leagues below Asus/Dell etc... offerings..
#5
not up to the £96 dell model lol
#6
Avoid this like the plague, unless you like to pretend it's still the 90's.

The Early Learning Centre have higher specced laptops than this.
#7
How Can You Get Free Delivery?
#8
Review here http://dieseltekk.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-cnm-lifestyle-minibook-7.html

billyb
How Can You Get Free Delivery?


see avforums
#9
Biggest issue for me is that it can't play utube videos, which for me is a must have for any machine that claims to browse the net these days
#10
Chuck U
Biggest issue for me is that it can't play utube videos, which for me is a must have for any machine that claims to browse the net these days


It doesn't? Where did you get that from? SEE POST #14 - according to the reviewer you are wrong.
#11
[SIZE="4"]only free delivery to mainland:thinking::thinking: UK[/SIZE]
#12
Chuck U
Biggest issue for me is that it can't play utube videos, which for me is a must have for any machine that claims to browse the net these days


The reviewer says it can...

The Media Player, while basic, offers the ability to play MP3 and WMA files out of the box. This is not the norm for Linux distributions since MP3 and WMA are not open source formats, however it is great to see this compatibility included as most people tend to expect the files to be playable on everything today. You can also watch movies on in the Media Player; however the small 2GB storage of the device would hamper the viability of storing many of these.

Xip Flash player allows for the playback of Flash animations, programs and movies (such as those found on YouTube). It offers three modes, Normal, Low Quality and Half Size to reduce stuttering and enhance the experience.
#13
Liddle ol' me
It doesn't? Where did you get that from? SEE POST #14 - according to the reviewer you are wrong.


http://www.miniwebbook.com/
Video introduction to the mini webbook
Sorry, youtube videos can't be played on the webbook itself
#14
[QUOTE=Liddle ol' me]The reviewer says it can...

Same page says it can't?

There are a great deal of limitations with the CnM, which is unfortunate.
I feel quite dissapointed with the lack of ability to playback embedded flash video (that used on youtube.com), which as it is so popular you can even view youtube content on mobile phones today, it is a big shame that CnM did not see fit to enable this by default.

If it can, then great.
#15
will i be able to use msn on this???
#16
Chuck U;3635272
[QUOTE=Liddle ol' me]The reviewer says it can...

Same page says it can't?

There are a great deal of limitations with the CnM, which is unfortunate.
I feel quite dissapointed with the lack of ability to playback embedded flash video (that used on youtube.com), which as it is so popular you can even view youtube content on mobile phones today, it is a big shame that CnM did not see fit to enable this by default.

If it can, then great.


Haha! What a reviewer that guy is then! :w00t: I guess we need to look for some better reviews to find the real answer. I'll have a hunt if I find some time. :thumbsup:
#17
Hmm .... some people online say it can't view uTube vids unless you download them first but this person says you can with a plugin, but it may be he's suggesting they need to be downloaded too rather than steramed ... "The firefox plugin for downloading videos does work on the minibook. You can then watch the video in mplayer." http://linuxlaptopforum.ark2webdesign.co.uk/index.php?topic=126.0

Anyway, if I get this for my Dad as an xmas pressie it will be as an ultraportable device to take on trips for basic email, bank account access etc - He doesn't use YouTube so I'm not too bothered...

Another review here from a bigger name btw http://www.computershopper.co.uk/news/227127/first-look-the-170-cnm-minibook.html
#18
Liddle ol' me

Anyway, if I get this for my Dad as an xmas pressie it will be as an ultraportable device to take on trips for basic email, bank account access etc - He doesn't use YouTube so I'm not too bothered...


I agree: for the right person at this price it IS a good deal in my opnion, and as ultraportable as a net book can get :thumbsup:.
#19
...just wish I could get the free delivery :?
#20
daz1969
...just wish I could get the free delivery :?


Join the hexus forum, and write a few reviews, is what I believe you have to do.
#21
........ really need to know id msn will work on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help anyone
#22
corcoranh
........ really need to know id msn will work on it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help anyone


You could probably use webmessenger, but as for the normal standalone application - nope.

Done a little research and found this site, which is dedicated to the same basic machine in different guises.

The alternative distro is interesting.
#23
to check some reviews you could try a search for the elonex onet as its the same

and no it wont allow you to view youtube videos(which is one of the reasons my son sold his after only 1 week)

cheers
scooby
#24
scoobydoobydooo
to check some reviews you could try a search for the elonex onet as its the same

and no it wont allow you to view youtube videos(which is one of the reasons my son sold his after only 1 week)

cheers
scooby


Thanks scooby :thumbsup:

I checked under that and found this decent vid reviewand others http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O4bY_sgIX20 - I now have a much better idea of what it is and will do. Great to see the size too, about the same size as a Rough Guide but slightly thicker.

I think I will get it for the purpose already mentioned. It will serve my Dad's basic needs, and for the price it's worth the punt (& have no better ideas for his xmas present!). I wouldn't buy it for myself though; too limited for my purposes. Would rather take my M1330 with me, even though it adds size and weight.
#25
Chuck U;3636065
Join the hexus forum, and write a few reviews, is what I believe you have to do.

Thanks for the pointer.. I dont think I will be able to do 20 posts by 12 on Wednesday :cry: Oh well
#26
daz1969
Thanks for the pointer.. I dont think I will be able to do 20 posts by 12 on Wednesday :cry: Oh well


LOL. :oops: Sorry, I forgot it was on the today Only offer
#27
phonetic
You could probably use webmessenger, but as for the normal standalone application - nope.

Done a little research and found this site, which is dedicated to the same basic machine in different guises.

The alternative distro is interesting.


Forgot to paste the site -

http://www.littlelinuxlaptop.com/
#28
what a load of rubbish! cold!
#29
.. it kind of reminds me of the Sharp Zaurus sl-c3000 series linux clamshell pocket computers, but larger. I see nothing wrong with it technically, perhaps very useful if you understand its limitations. I think its problem is that we have become used to cheap netbooks with their x86 processors, 512MB+ RAM and 4GB+ flash drives (some with 80GB+ hard-drives). I would have jumped at buying one of these 18 months ago for around £150. Considering the price of £110 and it is very lightweight (about 1.4lbs), it isn't half bad - I'm voting hot, for what its worth, because luekwarm seems a bit unfair :thumbsup:

If they were to pass on VAT at 15%, instead of 17.5% as quoted, then it will cost £105.91 ;-)
#30
128MB RAM, even when running Linux, is very very under specced.
#31
My phone has a higher spec than this, with the same screen resolution. Insta-skip.
#32
B0rker
128MB RAM, even when running Linux, is very very under specced.


.. just about enough to run one largish application at a time - e.g. word processor or browser.

Downloads, including a manual, can be found at :

http://194.150.201.35/cnmlifestyle/downloads.htm
#33
gary_rip
not up to the £96 dell model lol

what is the £96 dell model?
#34
It's indeed very cheap, but you get what you pay for!
400MHz and 128MB RAM is not going to be very good even for the most basic web browsing.
I believe you can get an eeePC 701 for ~£150 delivered @ staples (play are £159), or newer Acer aspire for £200 @ play/tesco.
#35
kentishlass
what is the £96 dell model?


Was a misprice that a few people got.
1 Like #36
mumbojumbo
Think of it as a sophisticated phone browser and it does have a certain appeal. At 650g it's about half the weight of the Dell Mini (and my MSI ;-)),so no lardy "puppy-dog" curves here :thumbsup:

I'm bored with XP on MSI though. Works fine - updated media players, browsers,etc, downloaded AVG, got Skype, themes set up as I wanted; it looks nice, but I want to take apart something now....someone tell me it's pointless getting a Linux machine please :whistling:


It's pointless :-D

I know what you mean about tinkering with things. I like challenges, but I'm not a masochist.
Let iTunes organise your music collection and then try to fix it. That should satisfy your cravings for a few days.
banned#37
Would you be better off paying £17 more and buying the asus 7" for £127 which comes with a 512mb ram?

http://www.staples.co.uk/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?Description=UK_CL_NetBooks&CatIds=21797,35750,92080&webid=396869&affixedcode=WW


Can you get a car charger for mini netbooks, acer,asus etc?

Thanks
#38
hotuk
Would you be better off paying £17 more and buying the asus 7" for £127 which comes with a 512mb ram?

http://www.staples.co.uk/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?Description=UK_CL_NetBooks&CatIds=21797,35750,92080&webid=396869&affixedcode=WW

deffo
banned#39
Which netbooks 7" or 9" would work best with a Three mobile broadband Huwaii 160?

Please recommend

Thanks
#40
good cheap find, but sorry not hot enough as spec is only good for word processing, or the sort

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