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Offering reservation for June delivery for £10 as huge demand expected

Giving everyone a fair chance

The cost of the ONE fits in line with the goal of the DCSF to close the gap in achievement between those from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers.

The ONE is designed to aid and encourage digital learning, which Elonex believes should be available to everyone, no matter what their circumstances. Elonex will therefore donate 1 ONE to underprivileged children from disadvantaged areas for every hundred sold.

Elonex will be working with the National Laptop Initiative to review the 'fair chance projects' and to distribute the ONE laptops. The NLI shares the same core beliefs as the NLI which aims to " bring personal computing and the digital world to everyone." You can find out more information about the NLI here.

Keep checking the vision section of the website for updates on fair chance projects, which will be in place for the start of the new school year 2008. To suggest your school to be recommended for a fair chance review please see here.

For ultimate portability the ONE has a small form factor chassis, weighing in at less than 1Kg. Designed to be hard wearing and resistant to shock the ONE will easily take the rigours of daily life, and with solid state memory (no moving parts), the ONE also gives superb reliability.


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#1
http://www.elonexone.co.uk/images/spec.jpg
#2
Big question mark from me about the Elonex One with 300 Mhz CPU , 128 memory and 1 Gb Nano Flash as the [SIZE="4"]Asus miniBook for £169 + VAT = about £200 [/SIZE](available in March 08, just a promise though) has 900 Mhz CPU , 512mb memory and 2GB nano Flash) I suspect that the Elonex is under powered hence it is marketed for children! So £99 may be just an OK price for an OK laptop for a kid But it may be OK for wifi browsing on the move and to use it as an internet radio since a cheap internet radio is £40 - £50 mark and they always have niggly or big problems with the Linux OS and firmware.!So reasonably hot for using as an internet radio with potential for some ad hoc browsing for my 80 year old mum. My kids use Core 2 Duo I am afraid. So it should also be marketed as a laptop for every senior citizen. The 300 Mhz CPU should not be too fast for them for flashing stuff on the screen when browsing as they don't like rapidly changing screens... but then again the screen may be too small to display big fonts so cannot have every feature on the book can you at £99!
1 Like #3
And if the company goes bust and fails to produce anything? Guess you've lost your £10.

I'd wait till reviews for this one! Probably very poor build and quality
#4
hi

thanks for this, have just reserved a pink one for dd, who is forever wanting to play on cbeebies and disney. plus son can use it, homework etc

dohnut
#5
SimbaK2K
And if the company goes bust and fails to produce anything? Guess you've lost your £10.

I'd wait till reviews for this one! Probably very poor build and quality

I would not worry about them going bust , Elonex brand had been around for at least 20 years. Infact I seems to think that they were around making electronic in the Far East when Uncle Sinclair first started making ZX80's! Elonex may have changed hands , though. However they are cheap and cheerful for the money as they always been but usually not terribly made except for rare occasions. And in any event your are protected with your credit card. If you end up with no Elonex it would not be the fault of the exporter/supplier it is usually the dodgey importer/agent.
#6
i was a bit worried then couldnt find the post, couldnt see why it would be removed.

dohnut
#7
I removed it as the site is less than a week old... always a flag to check a site out, where people are freely giving their money away to it!
#8
Looks great with the keyboard removed - would make a great wireless digital photo frame
http://www.elonexone.co.uk/images/elonex-one-tablet.png
#9
at 300mhz, i was struggling to think what you could do with it, but the photo frame idea does sound appealing :)
#11
emmajk42
I removed it as the site is less than a week old... always a flag to check a site out, where people are freely giving their money away to it!



thanks for letting me know, just getting a bit worried.:roll:

dohnut
#12
Good price but its not really a bargain as such as the manufactuer has opted to set the price at £100 as that is what it is worth. I thought HUKD was about posting things that have been reduced or on special offer etc, or someone selling a particular item less than the competition.
#13
Great find. Will stop kids arguing about using my new one, but cause newer arguments no doubt. Kids eh ?
#14
Might be an idea for a mini home server for downloading or media streaming with an external hard drive.
#15
Just seen this on the local news and it looks quite limited, especially the screen. Surely better to pay double or so and get something useful.
#16
I think you will find the low processor & small screen size are to enable long battery life, i am sure these are the computers that charities are using in schools in Africa, exactly for this reason.

This is an educational tool, ideal for word procesing & surfing for information. meaning it will probably get used for its intended purpose & not as a portable media player.

For £100 with a rugged outer shell is a great idea for kids to take to school & at that price not a concern for damage or loss.
#17
davedixson
Looks great with the keyboard removed - would make a great wireless digital photo frame


funny you should say that because this is a digitasl photo frame converted into a pc
#18
J400uk
Good price but its not really a bargain as such as the manufactuer has opted to set the price at £100 as that is what it is worth. I thought HUKD was about posting things that have been reduced or on special offer etc, or someone selling a particular item less than the competition.


I think that the idea of HUKD is to notify people of a product that is cheap or is a good deal that they wouldn't have known about before. Regardless of the fact that it is actually only worth £100 it is still a £100 laptop which to pretty much everyone will be a bargain.

Obviously this won't be all singing and dancing but if you want your kids to have a laptop and don't want to worry about it being broken than I think that this is pretty good for taking to school etc. It would also be good for anybody who simply wants to surf the net or word process! So i think it is a bargain!
#19
http://www.premiershirts.net/English%20teams/englishshirts/04075.gif

I thought elonex died with Wimbledon ...
banned#20
sinjinn
funny you should say that because this is a digitasl photo frame converted into a pc

no it isnt
#21
myaser88
http://www.premiershirts.net/English%20teams/englishshirts/04075.gif

I thought elonex died with Wimbledon ...


They did actually lol but some company bought them and have come back to life with this laptop
#22
My last monitor was an Elonex. It blew up. lol
#23
cabstar
i am sure these are the computers that charities are using in schools in Africa, exactly for this reason.


No it isn't - you're thinking of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project.. This is a very different thing.
#24
dohnut
thanks for this, have just reserved a pink one for dd, who is forever wanting to play on cbeebies and disney. plus son can use it, homework etc


Web Browser (Sarmao, which is based on Firefox but is not compatible with Flash),


Good luck running the cbeebies or Disney website without Flash!

:whistling:
#25
tremtastic
Good luck running the cbeebies or Disney website without Flash!

:whistling:


I've never heard of the browser you are talking about but it would be fairly easy to install firefox onto it and the install flash into firefox. Linux can run flash just fine.
#26
slinkydonkey
I've never heard of the browser you are talking about but it would be fairly easy to install firefox onto it and the install flash into firefox. Linux can run flash just fine.

Neither had I, it's mentioned in one of the reviews earlier in the thread.

Good luck getting a non-techie person to compile Firefox on an unknown version of Linux and manage to install Flash on a machine running at 300MHz with 128MB of ram!

:thumbsup:
#27
jakenjo
My last monitor was an Elonex. It blew up. lol


umm starting to think twice now, can I cancel? lol.

Looks okish though.
#28
tremtastic
Good luck getting a non-techie person to compile Firefox on an unknown version of Linux and manage to install Flash on a machine running at 300MHz with 128MB of ram!

:thumbsup:


Ok good point :-D if i was to buy one of these for my parents id try to put ubuntu on it for sure as there aint much on google for linos. :roll:
#29
slinkydonkey
Ok good point :-D if i was to buy one of these for my parents id try to put ubuntu on it for sure as there aint much on google for linos. :roll:


According to the Flash website I'm not even sure that this machine meets the system requirements. You might even be pushing it installing a variety of Ubuntu.

I get the feeling there's going to be a lot of annoyed, out-of-pocket, people when kids start asking "Mummy, why won't cbeebies work?".
#30
slinkydonkey
Ok good point :-D if i was to buy one of these for my parents id try to put ubuntu on it for sure as there aint much on google for linos. :roll:


Xubuntu is probably a better bet. For the more tech-minded people Puppy Linux or Damn Small Linux would fly on these.

BTW, you'd think the Times would have done it's homework and realised that there's no need for virus or firewall software with Linux. They'll be moaning about it's lack of defrag facilities next!
1 Like #31
This is aimed at people who cant afford a proper laptop , myself i wouldnt be seen dead with one , people may think im poor lol

Good for kids but cant see why an Adult would want one , unless your strapped for cash.
#32
A-n-d-y
This is aimed at people who cant afford a proper laptop , myself i wouldnt be seen dead with one , people may think im poor lol

Good for kids but cant see why an Adult would want one , unless your strapped for cash.


Only reason I want one is for the ultra-portibility and its a small priced gadget! lol
#33
A-N-D-Y Very pretentious statement!
#34
myaser88
http://www.premiershirts.net/English%20teams/englishshirts/04075.gif

I thought elonex died with Wimbledon ...


:cry: I miss the Crazy Gang. Football isn't as much fun these days
#35
A-n-d-y
This is aimed at people who cant afford a proper laptop , myself i wouldnt be seen dead with one , people may think im poor lol

Good for kids but cant see why an Adult would want one , unless your strapped for cash.


It could also be aimed at people who already have a 'proper' laptop, but want an ultra-portable for less than the £500+ these devices traditionally go for. All in all I'd probably go for the Asus rather than this one, but if I had a couple of kids who both wanted web access I'd probably go for a couple of these and put a lean version of Linux on them. It'll be fine for web browsing and office stuff.
#36
secretjedi
:cry: I miss the Crazy Gang. Football isn't as much fun these days


me too, the Vinnie days :-D
#37
300mhz should be fine. My Pc generally spends its time on 5% cpu usage unless playing games!
#38
I think Richer Sounds own the Elonex name- but as with many of these low-cost lines, they prob aren't involved with the production of these, and are just subbing a 'kind of known' name out for a flat fee. Looks good though- I still use my Nokia 770 (99 with free satnav c/o a deal here) most days for web browsing on the settee, and i'll probably upgrade it to an Eee sometime soon- but will def look at this one too.
#39
Youtube is being recoded to H.264. Without a dedicated decoder chip, you are relying heavily upon what the cpu and gpu can deliver. On an eeePC, it just about manages at 630MHz and does fine if reclocked back to 900MHz. This thing will not cope. Forget about Flash-laden websites in general.

It also has a 3 cell battery as opposed to the 4 cell of the eeePC, despite having the same sized screen. I'll be surprised if it manages the 4 hours. I saw this on a TV report and the top half has a stand on the back top keep it upright. Not quite your usual laptop.

Probably just about worth the £100, if your needs are very limited.
#40
GOPAL89;1646506
at 300mhz, i was struggling to think what you could do with it, but the photo frame idea does sound appealing :)


I love it! My first PC had 128MB ram a 540MB hard disk and a 100Mhz processor. I used it for email, internet, microsoft office and I even played network quake on it. Remarkably people managed similar feats using PC's less well specified than mine. And it cost well over a grand!

Sure, you're not going to play CrySis on this thing, but for basic browsing and mail on the move it looks almost perfect. And cheap!

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