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7'' LCD, 30 GB
wireless ready, webcam, 3 in 1 media reader
1 GB processor, 512 ram
windows XP
with free case

specs looks good, dont know how is the quality, they usually do bikes, if some one bought from them can comment on that...
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#1
does anyone know how reliable they are?
#2
800x600 resolution? Are they sure?

Looks widescreen to me, which would make it 800x480.
#3
fugly, but great price.

hot.
#4
Could have had a bigger screen in that chassis.
Not a bad price for a lil runaround net machine though.
#5
Is this a response to the EEEPC or whatever its called?

Angof
#6
Angof;2384954
Is this a response to the EEEPC or whatever its called?

Angof

I think the 7'' will be common, elonexone said they sold the 200 000 laptop coming to UK, '[SIZE=2]We have now sold the first 200,000 allocation which will be delivered before the new school year in September'[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]they are mainley for students and easy to carry ,weight 1.1 kgm[/SIZE]
#7
Its not a solid state drive - so the battery life is likely to be poor.

Otherwise its too much of a dark horse to say hot or cold as yet.
#8
Does anyone know whether this system comes with Windows XP Pro or Home?
Is the price VAT inclusive?

Cheers
#9
ctoumi;2385061
Does anyone know whether this system comes with Windows XP Pro or Home?
Is the price VAT inclusive?

Cheers

i think its XP home, price inc VAT
#10
Why is a company that normally just flogs cheap nasty bicycles suddenly flogging laptops?

I think they might need to change their terms and conditions...

http://www.sterlinghouse.co.uk/terms.php

They are a bit bike-specific :-D

I do like their descriptive terms:

'A huge 30GB hard drive'......I have visions of a 1990s 30GB hard drive attached to the back, the size of a suitcase!
'A big 512MB RAM'.....housed in a series of ZX81 16K Ram packs - that would be 'BIG'
'Fully wireless enabled'.....as against what? Partly wireless enabled??
#11
It's a known competitor to the eeePC and has received less than glowing reviews.
Screen is 800x480, presumably scrollable to 800x600 under Windows, just like the eeePC.
The cpu is a VIA, sluggish compared with the Celeron/Atom competitors.
The main advantage is the modem port for those who still depend on dialup.
#12
They say the Countrys cheapest laptop. Not really considering postage is £10 taking to price to £209.99. You can get a 4GB Asus EEE PC for from ebuyer for that.
#13
Isnt it amazing what an extra £ 100 will buy you !
banned#14
maybe it's a variant of the HCL MiLeap is the Y series

http://www.laptopsinindia.in/mileap-laptop-in-india.htm
#15
cats
Isnt it amazing what an extra £ 100 will buy you !


indeed, I saw this one in currys for £279 with free delivery

http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/store/cur_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0057309177.1214383075@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccejadeegmfkfffcflgceggdhhmdgmk.0&page=Product&fm=1&sm=0&tm=0&sku=335068&category_oid=-34014

(sorry about the long url)

this one is Ei System 1201
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2370
(1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
1 GB Memory
120 GB Hard Drive
13.3" Screen
DVD SuperMulti Drive
4 USB Connections
Wireless Enabled
Weight 2.32 kg

seems for £70 more you get a lot higher specs, and still small-ish with a 13" screen
#16
withabix
Why is a company that normally just flogs cheap nasty bicycles suddenly flogging laptops?


HCL's a big Indian tech company. I used to work in a call centre of theirs in Belfast (they do outsourced "customer contact management" or whatever it's called for BT, B&Q etc).

Didn't know they made bikes. Is it the same HCL?

http://www.hcltech.com/
http://www.hcl.in/
#17
I think they mean that Sterling House make bikes but now they're selling laptops.

Maybe it fits on the handle bars...? It looks somewhat budget but isn't priced accordingly. And if it's not a solid state HDD, battery life will suffer I think. Unsure which way to swing this one.
#18
Would love to hear from someone who has one of these.

Will hold judgement for a moment, but seems a novel product.

Thanks for sharing it with us OP.
Mark
#19
rgcoleman;2386202
indeed, I saw this one in currys for £279 with free delivery
this one is Ei System 1201
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2370
(1.73 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1 MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
1 GB Memory
120 GB Hard Drive
13.3" Screen
DVD SuperMulti Drive
4 USB Connections
Wireless Enabled
Weight 2.32 kg

seems for £70 more you get a lot higher specs, and still small-ish with a 13" screen

Yes, more than twice the weight and Vista Premium with 1Gb RAM will run like a dead dog:-(
You are not comparing like with like. Curry's deal is good for a basic laptop. OP's HCL deal is fair for an Ultra Portable, however I'd go for the better known and similar priced ASUS 7" EEE PC.
#20
Far better can be had for the money..voted cold on this one
#21
matar
[SIZE=2]they are mainley for students and easy to carry ,weight 1.1 kgm[/SIZE]


im a student and i think whats the point in having a laptop if it cant play football manager 2008 -what are you supposed to do in a boring lecture
#22
ctdctd
Vista Premium with 1Gb RAM will run like a dead dog:-(


1GB is fine for Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate :?

One of my desktops runs Vista on 512MB RAM and it's faster than one of my 2GB RAM laptops (also running Vista) - thanks to a slightly faster CPU :thumbsup:

I'd still say you'd be better off with an Asus eeePC than this: just because it's an in-experienced brand (especially from what you all say about them making bikes) and my tiny Nokia N800 has 800x480 and it's fine for a mobile-type device, but not something being described as a "laptop" with a 30GB hard-drive.

http://content.screencast.com/media/a51caf9c-831c-4be5-83f6-5ae74c9033c3_c8ea0b2f-2086-4df2-99af-e59f0d37cc75_static_0_0_2008-06-25_1133.png

I'm not sure why they're referring to the "manufacturers" so much (as if they're literally reselling the device with commission or something)
#23
ctdctd
Yes, more than twice the weight and Vista Premium with 1Gb RAM will run like a dead dog:-(
You are not comparing like with like. Curry's deal is good for a basic laptop. OP's HCL deal is fair for an Ultra Portable, however I'd go for the better known and similar priced ASUS 7" EEE PC.


I know its not exactly like for like, but my point was about value for money. These ultra portables sacrifice a lot of power for that extra kilo of weight loss in my opinion.

I'm not saying this is a bad deal, and I'm not saying that ultra portables serve no purpose, but I can't see what I'd use one for personally. I was simply replying to cats who said "Isnt it amazing what an extra £ 100 will buy you!"

My point was that for less than that you can get a good powerful laptop that's not very heavy or large - and 1gb will run vista premium fine - that's what my laptop has and runs perfectly. Its just my opinion that I would rather spend £70 more and get a fairly decent spec laptop that can do everything I want rather than compromise on spec and usability

not meaning to diss this deal, its seems good for what you get. I'd rather just spend that wee bit more to get a higher spec.
banned#24
spraint

The main advantage is the modem port for those who still depend on dialup.


Just what you require on an ultra-portable! :-D
#25
Not sure if it is the Via C7 or Via C3.


If C7 its a brilliant buy(same as the HP Mini-Note or Everex Cloudbook). If its a C3 best not to buy.

Edit- it is the C7 but its underpowered compared to the other mini laptops (C7 can run at 1.6Ghz to give OK performance)
#26
I think the acer aspire one is rumored to be around £200 and although its only an 8gb drive It is an SSD and does have a 9" screen.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/06/03/acer_launches_one/

I recently got a 9" EEE pc, personally id struggle with any resolution smaller than 1024x600 since webpages only just about fit on that, anything less and you'd either have to have everything really tiny or keep side scrolling
1 Like #27
Hi all,
My father is using this Laptop in India ( Leaptop as they call it ) and says is great
He is using wireless router to connect to the internet.
Also the resolution can be incresed more than 800x480.
Battery life is around 2-3 hrs

Some facts about HCL
Developed the first indigenous micro-computer at the same time as Apple and 3 years before IBM's PC – in 1978. This micro-computer virtually gave birth to the Indian computer industry.
HCL's in-depth knowledge of Unix led to the development of a fine grained multi-processor Unix in 1988, three years ahead of Sun and HP
banned#28
Bobo
does anyone know how reliable they are?


you can try it under the 14day money back guarantee :)
#29
dragon2611;2391770
I recently got a 9" EEE pc, personally id struggle with any resolution smaller than 1024x600 since webpages only just about fit on that, anything less and you'd either have to have everything really tiny or keep side scrolling

you can use Opera, it can fit whole web page in small screens, used it in my 4.2" XDA Exec.
#30
crazylegs
Far better can be had for the money..voted cold on this one


such as? Available now?

An ultra mobile with XP and 30GB hard drive. Let me know and I will buy it.
At the moment this looks the ebst ultra mobile available.

Its in the same breed as the HPO Mini-nop which costs £350. They both use the new Via all in one chipsets.

This one using the ULV C7 1.0 Ghz which uses 3.5 watts maximum So should be better on battery life.
Dont forget the new breed of browsers such as Opera are ultra fast anyway so for simple office and browsing usage this will be fine.
The VX800 chipset also has mpeg acceleration so hopefully Utube, Iplayer etc will be fine too.
#31
I was gonna wait for the eec pc 901 out 01/07/08 (with xp not linux)

s'pose this HCL thing does have a big hardrive 30Gb compared with the 901's 12 Gb....not enough for me to buy tho so will stick with the asus I think

(oh and yes I realise the linux version has 20Gb but I prefer xp)
#32
http://www.sterlinghouse.co.uk/images/laptop/laptopoffer.jpg
#33
Now down to £179.99

http://www.sterlinghouse.co.uk/images/laptopoffer.jpg

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