OESF | ELSI | pdaXrom | OpenZaurus | Zaurus Themes | Community Links | Ibiblio

IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

4 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Zaurus has competition from Windows?!?
ultra-hp
post Jun 1 2004, 03:22 PM
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 28
Joined: 6-May 04
Member No.: 3,175



I thought that this was dead? Last news release was in 2002 - now they claim it will be out in 2004.

Video

http://news.com.com/1606-2-5222650.html

website
www.oqo.com

Ultrathin and light Windows XP notebook weighs in at 14 ounces

A 14-ounce notebook replacement that runs XP and offers full computer functionality is the promise of OQO's Ultra Personal Computer. Jonathan Betts-LaCroix, OQO's chief technology officer, gives ZDNet's David Berlind a preview of the unit, set for release in July 2004.

photo
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/03.jpg
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/37.jpg
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/34.jpg
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/39.jpg
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/48.jpg
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/img/40.jpg

Any thoughts or opinions?
It's a nice design- except that the screen will get scratched - I wonder if we can convert this to Linux? With 1 gig processor and 20 gig hard drive - it would be cool! Biggerst problem is estimated price is $2000 USD :roll: - OUCH!

I still love my SL-C760! tongue.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dh
post Jun 1 2004, 03:28 PM
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 86
Joined: 29-April 04
From: United States
Member No.: 3,076



I prefer the Flipstart - a much better form factor for me, not much bigger than the Z!
http://www.mini411.com/show/news/5
It should be possible to run Linux on these devices which would be cool.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
padishah_emperor
post Jun 1 2004, 04:08 PM
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 849
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 2,180



yawn
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rikiya
post Jun 1 2004, 04:19 PM
Post #4





Group: Members
Posts: 175
Joined: 24-April 04
Member No.: 2,995



2000!? WKKSHHHHH Nonsense.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rikiya
post Jun 1 2004, 04:27 PM
Post #5





Group: Members
Posts: 175
Joined: 24-April 04
Member No.: 2,995



These people who make it know that people like us like the zaurus and try to copy it so they can take the market away!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ultra-hp
post Jun 1 2004, 07:23 PM
Post #6





Group: Members
Posts: 28
Joined: 6-May 04
Member No.: 3,175



I am confused by your reply padishah_emperor...........what do you mean?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Miami_Bob
post Jun 1 2004, 08:46 PM
Post #7





Group: Members
Posts: 483
Joined: 10-April 04
From: Miami FL
Member No.: 2,781



Notice that they do NOT have the courage to include the C860 in their "handtops" list for the survey? <G>
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
padishah_emperor
post Jun 1 2004, 09:08 PM
Post #8





Group: Members
Posts: 849
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 2,180



QUOTE
I am confused by your reply padishah_emperor...........what do you mean?


I thought it was self evident really. Yawn sums up quite nicely what I think of this XP device. It will appeal to click-kiddies and geeks with more money than sense. When someone makes something like a tiny laptop and puts Linux on it, then I'll take an interest.. oh hang on.. Sharp did that, it's called a 860.

Sorry, you asked for opinions and thoughts and 'yawn' is mine, runs XP and costs too much. It ought to dance a merry jig and make my breakfast for that kind of money. All those lovely specs just to drag that XP thing into working, waste. Worse still, port Linux to it, with various bits not implemented or working after. Into File 13 along with that flapjack or flipflop or flipstart or what ever. I'll cast my lot with Sharp until the Z passes into history, as a former 200LX user, I'm used to getting a number of years from a device before I start looking at other things.

ORG, Shouldn't this be off-topic?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ngok
post Jun 1 2004, 11:49 PM
Post #9





Group: Members
Posts: 19
Joined: 6-May 04
Member No.: 3,180



see http://www.vaio.sony.co.jp/Products/VGN-U50/
and you will find something really cool.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
padishah_emperor
post Jun 1 2004, 11:58 PM
Post #10





Group: Members
Posts: 849
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 2,180



Yawn...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
waalkman
post Jun 2 2004, 01:14 AM
Post #11





Group: Members
Posts: 176
Joined: 14-May 04
Member No.: 3,284



QUOTE
QUOTE
I am confused by your reply padishah_emperor...........what do you mean?


I thought it was self evident really. Yawn sums up quite nicely what I think of this XP device. It will appeal to click-kiddies and geeks with more money than sense. When someone makes something like a tiny laptop and puts Linux on it, then I'll take an interest.. oh hang on.. Sharp did that, it's called a 860.

Sorry, you asked for opinions and thoughts and 'yawn' is mine, runs XP and costs too much. It ought to dance a merry jig and make my breakfast for that kind of money. All those lovely specs just to drag that XP thing into working, waste. Worse still, port Linux to it, with various bits not implemented or working after. Into File 13 along with that flapjack or flipflop or flipstart or what ever. I'll cast my lot with Sharp until the Z passes into history, as a former 200LX user, I'm used to getting a number of years from a device before I start looking at other things.

ORG, Shouldn't this be off-topic?


Why would it appeal to me? First off, it has some awesome hardware. About the only thing that I saw that was lacking was that it didn't have the CG screen. It's about the same size as a C series, and is roughly about as powerful as an older (but not that old) laptop.

As for your observation on how a linux port to it would be somewhat lacking, exactly how is that different than what we have now? While most of us love to fiddle with the latest ROM that comes out, few of us could say that they ran "perfectly". This is in no way a insult, as far as I'm concerned, a good part of the fun is fiddling with it smile.gif

But yes, XP would have to go. And 2K$ is a bit much. I'll stick to my 860 as well smile.gif

As for off-topic, isn't this the general discussion forum?


John
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
padishah_emperor
post Jun 2 2004, 01:43 AM
Post #12





Group: Members
Posts: 849
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 2,180



I was under the impression this was off-topic as it isn't related to the Z, as for your other points I was not opening a debate, merely replying to the posters request for thoughts and opinions, I gave mine, its crap.

As for fiddling, that's Linux. Mine runs perfectly for me, apart from when I break something, or am playing. MS products are no brainers, these machines will appeal to people who like such things, not me. Zauruses are not aimed at these kind of people. Click-kiddies.

If people are interested in these XP things they can buy it. No problem, computers have to come in different varieties to suit different people and their needs. But I wouldn't have one given to me. Well, I would, then I'd sell it and import some more Z's for friends who cannot afford one. But that's me.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ced
post Jun 2 2004, 03:08 AM
Post #13





Group: Members
Posts: 225
Joined: 9-December 03
Member No.: 1,104



the VAIO U looked really nice!! :-)

U50 --> 900Mhz, 256M
U70 --> 1Ghz, 512M
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
padishah_emperor
post Jun 2 2004, 03:24 AM
Post #14





Group: Members
Posts: 849
Joined: 6-March 04
Member No.: 2,180



QUOTE
see http://www.vaio.sony.co.jp/Products/VGN-U50/
and you will find something really cool.


Where's this really cool thing then? I just see another XP machine. Plus it's Sony, buy today get axed tommorrow. laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Zuber
post Jun 2 2004, 03:46 AM
Post #15





Group: Members
Posts: 277
Joined: 26-December 03
From: UK
Member No.: 1,289



QUOTE
Plus it's Sony, buy today get axed tommorrow.


Careful that sonds a bit like Sharp DevNet...
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

4 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 1st September 2014 - 05:43 AM