Coming Soon - Elonex Net-books £99.00 - Mark And Spencer & Next

Just a heads up if your thinking of buying one now, might be worth waiting a couple of days.

Check the link for more info

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If this actually happens, I will get one. Has to be decent though. Dont want to get into a contract or anything.

Would these be the ones that Carphone Warehouse were giving away with 18 month Talk-Talk broadband contracts?

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Or are they the £99 laptops that were for students.

Original Poster

According to the telegraph they will only have 2 gig of memory so I would suggest they are a slimmed down version of the current model, I imagine you will be able to add more memory with cards though and for 99 quid cant really grumble, good for kids and doesnt matter too much if they break them/ lose them,

The bloke from Elonex predicts people will be using them to connect to their stuff using 'cloud' computing, enabling you to have all your photos/files with you on the go without the need for an expensive laptop and without having everything stored on the webbook, again, if you lose it it doesnt matter too much because all your files are stored remotely.

see the link for more info

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According to the telegraph they will only have 2 gig of memory



2 GB's of RAM's good for a netbook as most only come with around 1 GB (or do you mean 2 GB's of internal storage space i.e. hard drive or an SSD).

great deal,, my kids are always dropping laptops , so any only £99 this is a great ideal

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yes I would imagine hard disk space judging by the article I highly doubt they will have 2 gig of RAM but you never know

think it will be the elonex one lappy specs would be then


• Display: 7” Widescreen 800 x 480 LCD
• Processor: 400MHz Linux Optimised MIPS Code 8 Processor
• Storage: 2GB Flash SSD
• Memory: 128MB DDR2
• Connectivity: Integrated Wi-Fi
• OS: Linux, Preinstalled software suite
• I/O: 3xUSB, RJ45, Mic, Audi In & Out
• Card Reader: Push Push SD CardSlot
• Weight 650g

not really worth it i saw ppl selling this at £100 anyway in manchester computer fair and elonex web book with 512ram 80 gb hard drive windows bigger screen for £165 last week

From the desciption this looks more like the Elonex ONE in some variety or other ...

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REALLY nothing to get excited about !

Just my tuppence worth....

Basically, having looked at the link, this is a very very low spec machine...so whilst it is very cheap.....it wont be any good for most people.....it will basically be a slow and cumbersome big screened mobile phone.

Firstly you will be limited to the Linux OS and that is fine, but a lot of people are lmimted to using windows and this will cuase issues Im sure...also, the theory of accessing your datda from your home machine via the internet,...whist defintely possible (I already do this at work and on the go) its not the simplest thing in the world, and normally involves a monthly fee of some sort to make the task simple....normally around £30.....there are free services for doing this ([url]www.logmein.com[/url]) but these only let you look at items on a screen, and you can't transfer files..so no playing music directly from your machine for example.

I would say however, that it is possible to imcrease the storage capacity by buying SD cards to plug in...which could instantly give you a storage increese of upto 32GB...but these cards run at up to £50, so already increasing the price of the machine by half.

I'm my honest opinion...if you want a small light and cheap laptop to access the net whilst on the move to look at emails and surf in general, then this is great, as long as you have a lot of free WIFI sites to access..however, if you are going to be signing upto one of these mobile web packages from the usual suppliers, you will already be spening another £15 a month for the privilege...again really bumping the cost up.

So I'm not knocking this machine at all....just think that it should be made clear who would benefit from this machine...and not really sure that kids are the real market for these.....as you wont be able to install games or anything like that...

So if you want a fully blown laptop...take a look at other options from Dell/Asus/Samsung...yes almost double the price...but defintely more of an actual laptop......however, if you are purely buying to use in the home and on freely available FREE wifi...then go for it.....

Jonno

Almost certainly this
shop.elonex.com/ind…234

I had one for three months - it's very light and cute but limited and slow compared to an eee pc at £150.

Have now bought an Acer Aspire One for £170.

Thanks for the info Jonno, that even makes sense to me!

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if you are buying for your kids i would like to mention they wont be able to get onto websites such as bbc,youtube etc as it has no flash player,,,,,got one when 1st came out for my son and he got rid after a week

cheers
scooby

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if you are buying for your kids i would like to mention they wont be able … if you are buying for your kids i would like to mention they wont be able to get onto websites such as bbc,youtube etc as it has no flash player,,,,,got one when 1st came out for my son and he got rid after a weekcheersscooby



You can install flash player for linux!

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You can install flash player for linux!



Not for a mips architecture based machine you won't unless you are going to rely upon a 3rd party implementation, and then it gets into the realms of mucking about.

Don't get me wrong, I only run Linux on my home machines and I might pick one of these up for £100 as I can use it for other things and have a few very geeky uses for it potentially, but I'd suggest for most people this would be a waste of money compared to buying something Intel compatible for a bit more money.

This really would be limited for what most people would want to run it for.

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Just my tuppence worth....Basically, having looked at the link, this is a … Just my tuppence worth....Basically, having looked at the link, this is a very very low spec machine...so whilst it is very cheap.....it wont be any good for most people.....it will basically be a slow and cumbersome big screened mobile phone.Firstly you will be limited to the Linux OS and that is fine, but a lot of people are lmimted to using windows and this will cuase issues Im sure...also, the theory of accessing your datda from your home machine via the internet,...whist defintely possible (I already do this at work and on the go) its not the simplest thing in the world, and normally involves a monthly fee of some sort to make the task simple....normally around £30.....there are free services for doing this ([url]www.logmein.com[/url]) but these only let you look at items on a screen, and you can't transfer files..so no playing music directly from your machine for example.I would say however, that it is possible to imcrease the storage capacity by buying SD cards to plug in...which could instantly give you a storage increese of upto 32GB...but these cards run at up to £50, so already increasing the price of the machine by half. I'm my honest opinion...if you want a small light and cheap laptop to access the net whilst on the move to look at emails and surf in general, then this is great, as long as you have a lot of free WIFI sites to access..however, if you are going to be signing upto one of these mobile web packages from the usual suppliers, you will already be spening another £15 a month for the privilege...again really bumping the cost up.So I'm not knocking this machine at all....just think that it should be made clear who would benefit from this machine...and not really sure that kids are the real market for these.....as you wont be able to install games or anything like that...So if you want a fully blown laptop...take a look at other options from Dell/Asus/Samsung...yes almost double the price...but defintely more of an actual laptop......however, if you are purely buying to use in the home and on freely available FREE wifi...then go for it.....Jonno



Best thing if you want to view photos or movies or music on the go from your home PC is orb: [url]www.orb.com[/url]

DVS_Dee;3976669

2 GB's of RAM's good for a netbook as most only come with around 1 GB (or … 2 GB's of RAM's good for a netbook as most only come with around 1 GB (or do you mean 2 GB's of internal storage space i.e. hard drive or an SSD).



2GB of HARD DRIVE not RAM. Correct me if I'm wrong :thumbsup:

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Don't forget that there's also talk of the Asus eee being offered at M&S. … Don't forget that there's also talk of the Asus eee being offered at M&S. I guess the Telegraph article has chosen to focus on the Elonex, as it's from a British manufacturer.



Not to be pedantic, but they're not exactly a manufacturer. They rebadge things, at best.

I bought a bunch of these machines at launch, and they're okay for what they are, really. A little slow, a little flakey, but good battery life, work fine as a work processor and can play all your mp3s.

If I was spending £99, I'd spend another £50 and get an Asus though.

nice find-as others have said-not the greatest spec but gotta be worth 99 quid!

I was told that it is only loaded with firefox 1.1 which you are not able to download any thing like flash.
Which will limit what you would want to do, like you are unable to view youtube or any site like that.
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