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post Oct 14 2007, 03:47 PM
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...for which price you can get a decent desktop, a monitor, and a Zaurus with numerous accessories, while still having some money left over.
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post Oct 14 2007, 04:26 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 14 2007, 03:47 PM) *
...for which price you can get a decent desktop, a monitor, and a Zaurus with numerous accessories, while still having some money left over.

or a Laptop, a Z, and a phone (and BT & wifi cards)..and if you are careful maybe even an external drive.
Yeah, I wouldn't walk around with that much cash on a regular basis, and cash is comparatively tough- you can drop it and put it through the wash and it still spends just fine, in fact you can store it almost indefinitely and it doesn't become obsolete (usually). smile.gif
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post Oct 14 2007, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 14 2007, 03:15 PM) *
I see the flipstart has come down in price to a "mere" US$1500.



You should get two of them at that price....

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post Oct 14 2007, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 14 2007, 05:15 PM) *
I see the flipstart has come down in price to a "mere" US$1500.

Ya. they really missed the boat with this device.
the Fujitsu U1010 (A.K.A. U810) looks like a similar device except it's $1000 and arguably better.
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post Oct 15 2007, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Oct 15 2007, 01:26 AM) *
I wouldn't walk around with that much cash...cash is comparatively tough... and it doesn't become obsolete (usually). smile.gif


erm, the dollar is IS trying to do that at the moment, I'd take euros instead please ph34r.gif
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post Jan 17 2008, 05:32 AM
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flipstart close-out sale?
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/16/flipsta...little-worried/
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post Jan 17 2008, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 17 2008, 05:32 AM) *



I've been thinking for awhile about posting, but hadn't gotten around to it, but,

I'm a "semi-early adopter", having bought one at the last price reduction ($1500)-

would anyone be interested in a mini-review? or a full-indepth review?
From a Linux/ha[c|k|q|x]/Zaurer/geek perspective???

I will give you a one-line, 16-char review-

($700? great smile.gif )

_______________

slightly extended:

It's an evolutionary update to the Z design.
It's pocketable(*).
It has a functional keyboard.
It's faster than a Z and more capable.
Nearly all hardware (except for camera) is supported(*)
It's probably not the Z-killer you dreamed of.

If pocketability + keyboard + linux are your main criteria, its probably worth the $700


(*) some caveats. will post more if any one wants.
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post Jan 17 2008, 10:40 AM
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Just saw the news ... think they did themselves in on this one. Got too greedy with pricing + suddenly avalanche of sub-$1k umpcs totally change the whole landscape.

If they don't dump their stock now, they will become very exp door stops in no time. Esp when Asus is so aggressive with its sales and marketing of the eeepc! wink.gif

Anyway, at $699, I would probably not get it as well. It's too fat and bulky. tongue.gif
I'll get the eeepc with that $.

Think they are dropping stock at cost price. ... ...
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post Jan 17 2008, 11:01 AM
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For 1999 that is too expensive for its specs. I have the Sony UX 390 and although it isnt a clamshell I still love it. Woot.com had a deal about 3 days ago for a 390N for 1299 and that was a really great deal for what you are getting.

Edit: just saw the closeout. 699 is a good deal i think for what you are getting
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post Jan 17 2008, 11:09 AM
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QUOTE(relapse808 @ Jan 17 2008, 11:01 AM) *
For 1999 that is too expensive for its specs. I have the Sony UX 390 and although it isnt a clamshell I still love it. Woot.com had a deal about 3 days ago for a 390N for 1299 and that was a really great deal for what you are getting.


Is $699 still too much for the FS' specs?

QUOTE(snappy)
If they don't dump their stock now, they will become very exp door stops in no time. Esp when Asus is so aggressive with its sales and marketing of the eeepc!

Anyway, at $699, I would probably not get it as well. It's too fat and bulky. tongue.gif


While I'd agree: FS is too fat and bulky, it's hella lot less fat and bulky than the eepc smile.gif
eepc is probably a much better "general purpose small notebook", and cheaper only helps-
but if it can't be stowed in a pants or jacket pocket, to me that makes it a different class of device-

from those (like Zaurus, UX, OQO, FS, (Fujitsu??)) which can.
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post Jan 18 2008, 12:17 AM
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I'm definitely interested, if I didn't have an ultraportable already I'd be considering it strongly.

What's the keyboard like compared to the FUjitsu u810/u1010/u8240??

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post Jan 18 2008, 09:26 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 18 2008, 12:17 AM) *
I'm definitely interested, if I didn't have an ultraportable already I'd be considering it strongly.

What's the keyboard like compared to the FUjitsu u810/u1010/u8240??


I've only ogled and poked at one very briefly at the local Frys;
I would say, Fujitsu's kb is probably better than the FS.
The keys seem sculpted, and larger even if there's very little travel.

FS keyboard is.... larger than the Zaurus, but all-in-all about equally annoying smile.gif
Not really a step up or a step down, imo.
Sony/OQO in comparison, are both smaller and less usable.

What bugs me about the Fujitsu is... its total volume. e.g. "just a little too big".

Did you end up with one of them?
I might have a dubious proposal if you do...

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post Jan 18 2008, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE(raduga @ Jan 18 2008, 05:26 PM) *
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 18 2008, 12:17 AM) *

What's the keyboard like compared to the FUjitsu u810/u1010/u8240??

What bugs me about the Fujitsu is... its total volume. e.g. "just a little too big".

Did you end up with one of them?
I might have a dubious proposal if you do...


erm, at the moment we're just finishing extending/renovating our home, so there's no money for gadgets sad.gif
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post Feb 20 2008, 04:27 AM
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still no one have bought this flipstart ?
i'm looking for some reports wink.gif
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post Feb 20 2008, 04:47 AM
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QUOTE(jpmatrix @ Feb 20 2008, 12:27 PM) *
still no one have bought this flipstart ?


I'm trying to get one from dynamism, but they are not very dynamic in sorting out our order from the UK...
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