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Elonex ONE the UK's first sub £100 laptop £99.00

rasanh Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Elonex ONE the UK's first sub £100 laptop

Elonex ONE

the UK's first sub £100 laptop

launches 28th Feb at the Education Show 2008

available to reserve online from 28th Feb here
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(review taken from a well known daily tabloid)

FIRST Asus released a notebook for a bargain-basement £220 to much amazement and plenty of plaudits by the whole techno-world.

Now ELONEX appear to have trumped that with the ONE, which is being officially unveiled next week.

Again, like the EEE PC I loved when we reviewed it, this runs on a Linux operating system to keep the price down.

It's aimed at schoolkids really but will work well for anyone who wants something ultra-portable with enough power to type letters and do a quick bit of email and surfing.

The main specs are still under wraps but it does have WiFi, a three hour battery life, and it weighs less than 1KG.

There's also a flash-based hard-drive which I assume will be about 2GB considering this cheap price.

We'll certainly be first in the queue to review it as soon as Elonex dispatch us a sample. It won't be out for a bit but I imagine we'll see them in time for the summer.

On the face of it, every pupil in Britain should have one of these, even if the Government has to subsidise them for those on limited means.

This time of invention could change the face of home computing and be as crucial to the education of the nation's youngsters as the Internet is right now.

Top marks and a gold star to all those who've managed to bring this about!


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THERE'S BEEN much beard-scratching going on as to how Elonex can afford to build a laptop to sell for £100.

And having had a sneaky gander at the full spec sheet we can reveal much of what is under the hood of the wee beastie, although a question mark or two remains.

Elonex claims the whole caboodle is optimised for the Linux software it runs. The Linux is Debian flavoured and the little office suite that is bundled with it is all branded ONE. ONEInternet, ONEMail, ONEWord, etc.

As we surmised, storage comes in a 1Gb flash flavour. There's 128Mb of DDR-II memory, a seven-inch 800 by 480 LCD screen with stereo two-channel audio, built-in speakers, a microphone and audio Jack. Wibbling comes courtesy of a Lan/WLAN 10/100M Ethernet with WLAN 802.11g Antenna.

The chip remains a bit of an enigma though. The spec sheet describes it as a LNX Code 8 Mobile Processor running at 300MHz. But who designed it and where it is made, Elonex declines to tell us. The firm will be branding the chip itself and seems to be engaged in a bit of obfustication as to its provenance.

The frequency of 300MHz certainly sounds a bit weedy in this day and age. And users certainly won't be playing Crysis on the box. But they will be emailing and reading the INQ on their little machines, as well as spreading sheets and stuff, as befits the target educational market. It is also geared to playing music and includes the little customised programs ONEmusic and ONEmusicserver.

Options on the box will include greater storage capacity, more memory and a DVD re-writing optical drive, as well as a music keyboard and external speakers.
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http://www.elonexone.co.uk/
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Just to note tho, its not 'sub' £100, it is £100 :)
#2
OK, as i was posting that, the price changed to £99! :oops: I'll go and stand in a corner now...
#3
wow... lots of pointless information on the site except... oh...say... the specification of the laptop. Think I'll wait and see what the spec is before I get excited about this.
#4
Heres what the experts think:

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/02/19/elonex_guns_for_eee/

knowledge is power!

Shima
#5
http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/02/19/elonex_one_1.jpg
#6
Voted hot :thumbsup: even though i prefer the looks of the eee which i own ...i know its half the price though before anyone points it out i think thats odd design on it having ports on the side of its screen for a laptop :?
#7
I think i read somewhere that the keyboard can be detached?
#8
Any reviews?
#9
That is one ugly laptop, but cheap at chips hot
#10
This is a good price, however the Asus looks like it is made from better quality parts. 128 mb ram is poor, they should have put at least 256mb.
#11
Just wondering about the Asus Eee (which this is based on). They come with a 2GB & 4GB Hard Drive - this wouldn't fit much on would it ?

EDIT: Voted HOT anyway - £100 is a bargain !
#12
Sin_of_nature
wow... lots of pointless information on the site except... oh...say... the specification of the laptop. Think I'll wait and see what the spec is before I get excited about this.


That's what I thought.

Do you get the hamster with it or do you have to buy your own ?


:whistling:
#13
Hull-Tommo
Just wondering about the Asus Eee (which this is based on). They come with a 2GB & 4GB Hard Drive - this wouldn't fit much on would it ?

EDIT: Voted HOT anyway - £100 is a bargain !


It should be upgradeable through memory cards like the Asus is.
#14
in comparison to something like a pda this is cheaper, bigger screen than most pda's and has a full keyboard

and a darn site cheaper than the T-Mobile Ameo or whatever it's called
banned#15
pointless thread.
#16
brill ideal voted hot!
#17
vibeone;1617359
pointless thread.
Pointless post
#18
Hopefully that is the case. I need a laptop for my business only and have set aside a budget of £300. I just wonder how making t-shirt designs through Corel Draw on a 7" screen would fair...

Do you reckon these will be available to test-drive in shops ???
#19
Until these things come with a decent screen they're not worth bothering with imo; this one's looks even tinier and cramped than the Eee's!

:whistling:
#20
Jaffo
Until these things come with a decent screen they're not worth bothering with imo; this one's looks even tinier and cramped than the Eee's!

:whistling:


Ah, but to some of us compact design and minimal weight are more important than super-big screens and high-end specs! Although personally I'll wait for something that's grown-up enough to run MS software so I don't have to start from scratch again ...
#21
This isn't based on the EEE, its way inferior. I'd vote hot, but quite frankly it's a piece of junk compared to the EEE.

It also looks top heavy, so your £99 'investment' will probably end up backflipping off your lap to its own death.
#22
agreed that the spec so far is nothing to shout about and the Asus is a tad better but you can't forget one thing.... it's £100!
#23
vibeone
pointless thread.


so why did you take part in it ?
#24
has it got ethernet or only wifi?
#25
Hull-Tommo
Hopefully that is the case. I need a laptop for my business only and have set aside a budget of £300. I just wonder how making t-shirt designs through Corel Draw on a 7" screen would fair...

Do you reckon these will be available to test-drive in shops ???


is this a joke or are you serious?

can't tell sometimes on this forum.
#26
Hull-Tommo
Just wondering about the Asus Eee (which this is based on). They come with a 2GB & 4GB Hard Drive - this wouldn't fit much on would it ?

EDIT: Voted HOT anyway - £100 is a bargain !


It's a solid state HD, these are very expensive but they are incredibly fast. The idea is that will boot the OS then if you require more space get a 2.5'' portable HD or 8GB memory stick.
#27
Fatal Exception
This isn't based on the EEE, its way inferior. I'd vote hot, but quite frankly it's a piece of junk compared to the EEE.


They are clearly aimed at different markets - one is a learning tool designed for children, the other for people who want a "normal" laptop with cutdown specs and size.

Bananas are junk compared to Parrots.
#28
This is not a deal, not available, moved to misc forum.
#29
What do you mean am I serious ? About what ? Only having a £300 budget, or the chance to see one working in a shop ?

I need a laptop for one purpose only ! To use Corel Draw on.....
#30
Very tempted by one of these, anyone know if Linux will run programs like BitComet?
#31
Hull-Tommo;1618135
I need a laptop for one purpose only ! To use Corel Draw on.....

LOL!!
banned#32
gizmouk
so why did you take part in it ?


because I thought it hadn't been released yet, and so it proved, so this was a pointless deal.
#33
this is a rebadge of the fontastic-a ... more pictures and specs here http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2008/01/another-simple-linux-umpc-fontastic.html
#34

300 MHz X86, 128/256 RAM, 1gb/2gb flash and LINOS 2.6.21


omg! The spec is a bit rubbish. 300Mhz processor.... There's calculators in Argos faster than that thing. Yes, I know the solid state drive...etc will speed things up... but come on! 300mhz! No wonder the website didnt mention the spec

Thinks I'll pass. May be small and portable... but so's a brick and it will be as much use as one. Just my opinion, sure some people will have a use... door stop... paper weight... etc

Sin
#35
Hull-Tommo
What do you mean am I serious ? About what ? Only having a £300 budget, or the chance to see one working in a shop ?

I need a laptop for one purpose only ! To use Corel Draw on.....


What!!!!!!!!!!!!:w00t:
#36
Probably a Blunts or a Wendies fan !

Aww poor you !

Still, thanks for welcoming me as a new member...
#37
It's true, I design t-shirts, hoodies etc - I need a laptop to take to potential customers houses to show designs or make designs etc...

I'm a call out garment doctor ;-)
banned#38
Hull-Tommo;1618135
What do you mean am I serious ? About what ? Only having a £300 budget, or the chance to see one working in a shop ?

I need a laptop for one purpose only ! To use Corel Draw on.....


I think he may be referring to your last sentence. This laptop appears to be little more than a large PDA. I cant see it being much use as a business computer - particularly running a graphics intensive package like coreldraw. (Or more to the point - incapable of doing so.)
#39
More info and pics here. http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article3374812.ece

I think this is really supposed to be a child's laptop. It does state it's meant for kids. I might buy one for my child, at this price still amazing.
#40
I would get one to take to uni, could fit in my bag, and i could use office lite on there, saves me scouging for a PC

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