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> New Zaurus Successor?, Kohjinsha SA1F00A/B UMPC 7'', x86@500MHz
speculatrix
post Nov 8 2006, 06:36 AM
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I got a reply from Brett at conics...
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looks like it will be shipping from start of December, we are waiting for the company to get back to us with prices...

unfortunately, usually these small companies have little or no reduction in price for resellers, (oqo and flybook are like that)
so I'm guessing price will probably be approx 89,800 yen + 2000yen local shipping + 5% (our fee) + 6000 yen (approx EMS insured postage)


so a total of 103000 yen approx, or US$875; GBP460; EU685.

not quite such a zaurus killer, or still a bargain? Well, conics sell Z 3200 for US$500-ish, so it's quite a price premium.

anyway, it's available for order at Conics now. do shout if you buy one. if anyone wins the lottery and wants to buy me one too so I can help get linux working on it, do PM me smile.gif
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post Nov 8 2006, 08:19 AM
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This looks realy cool to me. I paid $750 for my SL-C760 a little over three years ago, so $875 isn't a big premium compared to what I paid. A device that can run XP or Linux would be really appealing to me. I can't even VPN into my company, or check my work email via the web from a Linux machine. sad.gif

Like someone else said, it really wouldn't take much more space in my bag than the Z+stuff, and with the buit in USB (keyboard/mouse) and VGA out (monitor), it really could be my "only computer."
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post Nov 8 2006, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(clofland @ Nov 8 2006, 10:19 AM)
..... I can't even VPN into my company, or check my work email via the web from a Linux machine. sad.gif  ......

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Geez, clofland it sounds like we are working for the same company. dry.gif
Everytime I bring this up with the IT higher ups; I get shot down. Very frustrating. mad.gif
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post Nov 8 2006, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE(clofland @ Nov 8 2006, 05:19 PM)
I can't even VPN into my company, or check my work email via the web from a Linux machine. sad.gif
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is that because you haven't got a working vpn client for the Z, or because the corporate policy is not to allow non-windows or non-corporate devices?
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post Nov 8 2006, 10:50 AM
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This thing is almost exactly the same size as my Libretto U100 - but it has the touchscreen. I'm seriously tempted to pick one up to check it out.

(The no-touchscreen aspect of my Libby bugs me, as does the substandard keyboard. This new device has basically everything I could ask for in the same size package...)
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post Nov 8 2006, 11:47 AM
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can you run linux on it though!!!!! how long is battery life? is it touch screen?
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post Nov 8 2006, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(Cresho @ Nov 8 2006, 01:47 PM)
can you run linux on it though!!!!!  how long is battery life?  is it touch screen?
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Linux - Yes. The Geode series processors are 100% X86 compatible. How well linux runs will come down to driver support, like it always does.

Battery Life - Likely not too bad. The LX800 processor is an extremely low power unit designed for the embedded market:
LX 800@0.9W: clock speed: 500 MHz, with power consumption: 1.3 watts. (from wikipedia). There may be performance issues - the Geode processors have never been known for their screamingly fast number crunching sad.gif

Touch Screen: Of course it is - it's a convertable tablet.

*EDIT* Apparently it is NOT a touchscreen device. Buggerbuggerbuggerbuggerbugger. Seems that I won't be replacing my Libretto quite yet...
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post Nov 8 2006, 02:48 PM
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QUOTE(kahm @ Nov 8 2006, 01:07 PM)
*EDIT* Apparently it is NOT a touchscreen device. Buggerbuggerbuggerbuggerbugger. Seems that I won't be replacing my Libretto quite yet...
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Then what's the point of it being convertible!!?? Freaking morons... Got my hopes up too.
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post Nov 8 2006, 03:37 PM
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so, you can turn it into tablet, but then you'd have to use an external mouse or some handheld trackball to control it?

d'uh!
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post Nov 8 2006, 05:56 PM
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It has a pointing stick on the side of the screen - so an external mouse isn't required.
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post Nov 8 2006, 11:05 PM
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The spec:
http://www.kohjinsha.com/models/sa/spec.html
It seems to be an interesting machine, what I wonder is the real performance.
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post Nov 9 2006, 02:30 AM
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QUOTE(chyang @ Nov 9 2006, 04:05 PM)
The spec:
http://www.kohjinsha.com/models/sa/spec.html
It seems to be an interesting machine, what I wonder is the real performance.
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rough English translation
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post Nov 9 2006, 04:41 PM
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http://www.dynamism.com/sa1/main.shtml
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post Nov 9 2006, 07:18 PM
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The specs sound good, but I have not heard about the company and its product quality.

Let's wait and see.

With recent breakthrough of porting Mac OS X onto X86, my dream of having Mac OS X running on such small device will be very near.

Please note that current visualization software, like Parallels, allows installation of Windows XP and Vista, Linux on top of Mac OS X. By then, I have all popular OSes on one machine.
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post Nov 10 2006, 02:40 AM
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hmm, dynamism say it IS a touch screen. so, who's right?
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