Elonex 10" Linux Laptop with 2GB SSD for £219 at Carphonewarehouse - soon (early July) - HotUKDeals
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In carphonewarehouse July catalogue.
Shop only - not yet on internet.
Stock in soon.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=2142

£219 outright, free with various broadband packages
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#1
equal to or inferior to EeePC?
#2
Elonex 10" Linux Laptop with 2GB SSD


AKA built in small memory pen!!!

HOT anyway.
banned#3
Code 8 1.6mhz via cpu (as advised by my friend colonel) processor; 2GB Nand Flash drive; 512MB RAM; 10.2in widescreen, 16:9, 1024x600; Linux or Windows XP; 802.11b/g 54Mbps; 3 USB ports; 1x 3.5mm audio jack; VGA monitor out; Kensington Lock point; 3-in-1 memory card reader, SD, MSpro, MMC; touchpad; qwerty keyboard; 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery; 1.3kg; 252x183x31.8mm


Nice deal, voted hot, thanks for adding the link to PC advisor was able to find some more information there
banned#4
marcosdjcm
equal to or inferior to EeePC?


Looking at the specifications I think it is actually inferior to EEE PC, really depends on what you are planning to use these for ?
#5
But it's cheaper than the EEE though
banned#6
SunTzu
But it's cheaper than the EEE though


Not really, as a 2GB Assu EEE PC would be around 190-199 max
#7
Dell_in_the_bed;2429174
Not really, as a 2GB Assu EEE PC would be around 190-199 max

Not with a larger screen though.
#8
the key here is the 10" screen. IMHO this is essential (at 1024x600) for useful usage. The SSD is low, so this machine is really just for email and browsing, but I think the 10" screen makes it, particularly at this price.

An extra £80 for the MSI Wind or EEE Pc900 or 901 is well spent if you need storage for some serious program installations.
#9
Dell_in_the_bed
Code 8 900MHz processor; 2GB Nand Flash drive; 512MB RAM; 10.2in widescreen, 16:9, 1024x600; Linux or Windows XP; 802.11b/g 54Mbps; 3 USB ports; 1x 3.5mm audio jack; VGA monitor out; Kensington Lock point; 3-in-1 memory card reader, SD, MSpro, MMC; touchpad; qwerty keyboard; 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery; 1.3kg; 252x183x31.8mm


Nice deal, voted hot, thanks for adding the link to PC advisor was able to find some more information there


Actually its a 1.6mhz via cpu. This is slower then the 900Mhz celeron.

rgds
banned#10
colonel
Actually its a 1.6mhz via cpu. This is slower then the 900Mhz celeron.

rgds


You're sure, as if you can give me a link I will edit the post and correct that

cheers
#11
It also has the advantage it will take more abuse if you are using it as a portable as there is no HD to trash.

Better battery life for the same reason too - and with 32 gig USB drives available now - all you would need on its own disk would be the OS.
#12
SSD will compliment the RAM won't it? I'm not sure of its internal workings or how the user will do it but assuming they put the most recent and used files in the SSD then there would be almost no need for major use of the RAM memory. Its not really like a usb stick as the usb is not used as the interface - it would be direct.

There is far more 'in the know techies' out there that could clarify but that SSD could come in really handy if its a bit more speed on a slow machine you're after?
banned#13
The whole SSD vs. 2.5" power usage debate has been discussed in another thread. It would seem that SSDs can drain the battery quicker than a 7200rpm 2.5" drive however they are without a doubt quicker :o.
#14
geeadamg
SSD will compliment the RAM won't it? I'm not sure of its internal workings or how the user will do it but assuming they put the most recent and used files in the SSD then there would be almost no need for major use of the RAM memory. Its not really like a usb stick as the usb is not used as the interface - it would be direct.

There is far more 'in the know techies' out there that could clarify but that SSD could come in really handy if its a bit more speed on a slow machine you're after?


DDR2 667 can transfer at 5333MB/s, the top SATA SSDs can manage about 200MB/s (SATA2 tops out at 300MB/s, PCI-E minicards top out at 250MB/s or 500MB/s). It isn't going to be a replacement for RAM for some time yet.
#15
vixygwim
The whole SSD vs. 2.5" power usage debate has been discussed in another thread. It would seem that SSDs can drain the battery quicker than a 7200rpm 2.5" drive however they are without a doubt quicker :o.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-battery,1955.html

True but SSD will take a lot more abuse because of no moving parts, which is why I would rather pay the extra £80 and get the MSI Wind

Same screen better CPU, 1GB ram
#16
nerner
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-battery,1955.html

True but SSD will take a lot more abuse because of no moving parts, which is why I would rather pay the extra £80 and get the MSI Wind

Same screen better CPU, 1GB ram


I think SSD is complete rubbish.
it uses more power and is slower. Only expensive SSD is faster and its very marginal.
HDDs have much larger capacity.
I also think the robustness is a red-herring. unless you are working on a building site. I have dropped ipods and all manner of devices with HDDs and they work fine.

Small SSDs are simply cheaper then HDDs, which is why they are being included with these cheap devices.

rgds

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