Vye Jolibook Netbook - Intel Atom (Dual Core) N550, 10.1" screen, 250gb HDD £139.97 @ saveonlaptops - HotUKDeals
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Display
10.1 inch (25.65cm) WSVGA (1024 x 600) 16:9 TFT
Processor
Dual core Intel Atom N550 (1.50GHz)
Video Chipset
Intel GMA 3150
Memory
1GB DDR3
Storage
250GB
Battery
3 Cell battery
WiFi
802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
v2.1 + EDR
Ethernet
10/100MB
USB
3x USB 2.0
Memory Card
8 in 1 card reader
Audio
1x microphone jack, 2x stereo speakers, 1x headphone jack
External Monitor
1x external VGA port
Webcam
Built-in 300K pixel video camera
Dimensions
(WxDxH) 266x185x18.5~25.4mm
Weight
1.35kg

I will probably attract a lot of sceptics on the cutesy lid design and lack of Windows OS but if you can look past those things, this is an excellent price for a brand new netbook of this size and processor.
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#1
More information on Jolicloud's official website at http://www.jolicloud.com/jolibook

You could easily install an alternative OS if jolicloud is not to your liking.

Edited By: VenomSS on May 22, 2011 14:18
#2
nice little potential server
#3
You can put windows on this right? Very good for the money voted hot!
#4
This is going to get hot bargain
#5
brendanb581
You can put windows on this right? Very good for the money voted hot!


Absolutely - either by attaching an external DVD drive or using the memory stick method.
#6
Wicked, may have to get one... THANKS!
1 Like #7
Thanks Venom, voted hot.

It seems you copied spec from mfr' website - can you edit battery life as this netbook comes with 3-cell, not 6-cell battery !
#9
7777777
Thanks Venom, voted hot.

It seems you copied spec from mfr' website - can you edit battery life as this netbook comes with 3-cell, not 6-cell battery !


True - although I think it may be an error on the saveonlaptops website as this is supposed to be brand new and I don't think the jolibook ships with a 3-cell. Fingers crossed it comes with the 6-cell.
#11
Is it possible to find a way to overclock it?
#12
Tops just ordered. Great price for Dual core and solid specis. I'm in my 50s but the cover actually appears a bit of fun
#13
Couple of quid extra for Paypal and credit card use
#14
I love this netbook so much. Design is really cool. Can't justify buying it, i have a Macbook pro and a tablet...uggghhhh!
#15
ro888
Is it possible to find a way to overclock it?


Maybe, but why would you want to?
#16
I have an Acer Aspire One ZA3 and now I'm thinking of buying this and sacking off the Acer, because the Acer multitasks like a dog and plays flash similarly. Damn hotukdeals!
#17
Looks interesting. Does anyone know if you can upgrade the RAM? (i can't seem to find anything on the web)
#18
Nice find for a dual-core Atom netbook - I honestly don't find the Atom processors too slow (even the single-core) for web-browsing and casual work. The rest of the spec is decent too: big hard disk, Bluetooth, DDR3 RAM (so upgrades are cheap).

The lid imagery won't be to everyone's tastes though and I imagine many people will want to load Windows 7 onto it to make it more compatible.
#19
semifinal
Looks interesting. Does anyone know if you can upgrade the RAM? (i can't seem to find anything on the web)

Yes, apparently it has a single-slot of DDR3 RAM and will officially take up to 2GB, you may find it will take 4GB unofficially though - don't count on that though!
#20
By installing Windows 7 tiny (a version of windows 7 with all the junk not needed running in the background), this laptop is capable of doing more things. I use the same one to DJ around the country and it works flawlessly while mixing and no lags while multitasking. HOT
#21
plewis00
semifinal
Looks interesting. Does anyone know if you can upgrade the RAM? (i can't seem to find anything on the web)


Yes, apparently it has a single-slot of DDR3 RAM and will officially take up to 2GB, you may find it will take 4GB unofficially though - don't count on that though!


Can you post the link for 4GB upgrade????
#22
I'm running Joli OS now on my netbook. You can see the inspiration from it has come from the likes of the iPad.

It's light on resources so boots and runs very quick but is limited on the software side.
#23


Thanks, but the review seems rather rubbish, " It also can feel rather cramped when browsing the internet on the 1,024x600 screen resolution". Does the reviewer know it's a netbook?!
#24
got one!
Anyone if you can hackint0sh it?
#25
Would you need any drivers if you were to put Win 7 on it?
1 Like #26
Be aware that according to the saveonlaptops's description/pictures it has 3-cell battery only (2-3 hours).
#27
£140 is an excellent price for a dual-core Atom netbook.

Downsides:
3 Cell Battery (2-3 hours use - this will prove to be more limiting than you might imagine)
Not Windows - not a problem for browsing and chatting though
Not AMD Fusion based - but dual-core Atom will suffice for under £200!
#28
In the market for a dual core cheap netbook.. but what on earth is up with that lid??
1 Like #29
I agree with some of the comments on here that if it has a 3 cell battery that would be an issue, though the price is very good even without the 6 cell battery
#30
Loved Jolicloud OS when I had my Dell Mini 9 a while back! This is a bargain, even if it does come with a 3 cell battery! HOT!
#31
I'd get this but I think I'd get bullied by my mates for that lid :0)
#32
Good find OP - very tempted to buy, as the price is pretty good! :D
#33
LaTerciaReal
I'd get this but I think I'd get bullied by my mates for that lid :0)


You could get a netbook skin for it...just a thought! ;)


Edited By: Scotty Boy on May 22, 2011 16:48
#34
The netbook runs a version of Ubuntu Linux, which is a stunning Operating System in itself. You really don't need Microsoft Windows as an OS as Linux is now just as good, if not better than Windows. There's more to life than Windows! Still, this machine is really cool. Here are my good and bad points about it.

Good Points:
Runs a cool and fast version of Ubuntu Linux, much faster and as easy to use as Windows.
Price is amazing, this really seems like a bargain!
You can esily install another OS, even Ubuntu 11.04, the newest version OS, and get the most from this netbook.

Bad Points.
That lid!
May have an average battery life.

Hope this helps, and really guys, once you've used Linux as it is today, you'll wonder why you've paid for your Microsoft stuff in the past!

:) Mark
1 Like #35
Agree with other posters. It says 3 cell so I think it's wrong for OP to say it should come with a 6 cell "because it's new" - many laptops come in 3 and 6 cell variations, at different prices.

Unless this model is only ever sold and only available in a 6 cell configuration, then it's wrong to say that and mislead others in my opinion.
#36
I looked at the picture thinking it looks fine - what could possibly be so wrong with the lid.

Clicked through to the website and saw it - what on earth were they thinking! Did they not realise they severely narrowed their target audience completely unnecessarily - if they were so impressed with themselves for designing that, at least include it as a skin and don't print it on the laptop!
#37
smoking hot from me! For these specs, even if it is a 3-cell battery, you really can't do better, not first hand anyway!
Also, IF this is 3-cell, surely you can buy another or a 6-cell from ebay? Wouldn't cost more than £50 odd and it really extends the functionality of the unit! Plus you then have even more battery time with one battery and one spare!
#38
Excellent price for a dual core book. Nasty lid though :)
#39
And to add to Scooby's point, Ubuntu really is a stand out OS. It is as good as windows in most aspects and better in many more! Plus you have all the (main) advantages of things like mac also.... Secure WITHOUT Antivirus or firewall slowing things down (and believe me does it slow netbooks down!) and all the eye candy of mac and windows. Only downside is that installing things can sometimes be a pain in the bum and can require a bit of googling.not for many programs though. And any problems can require some googling too.
But as its free, I for one don't mind having that little bit of extra hassle!
#40
Can you install a google os like android??

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