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> Ultra-low-priced Notebook Fest < Cebit08, the eee pc effect snowballing
post Mar 6 2008, 12:42 PM
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I wish I was in Hannover now ...

A long shot in the wild. What counts here will be:

-- Screen resolution: the current 800x480 display on Eee PC will be the Achilles' heel for this line of product
-- Battery: 3 hours is the minimum
-- Price: US$500 or 550 at most
-- Wireless solutions: builtin bluetooth is a must, WiMax crowns the winner
-- No exotic design, PLEASE!

Other things like RAM, appearance, OS, USB ports, card readers are not as important, even though presumably they must be reasonable enough.
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post Mar 6 2008, 04:06 PM
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the first laptops I saw were monochrome displays, small area but deep and chunky. they gradually got bigger and bigger, you paid a premium for a larger display, and eventually 14" displays were common. (I bought a 2nd hand 12" xga one, er, 8 years ago, still sort of works). then widescreens came out, 15", then 15.4, and some 17", the laptops became huge and powerful. now, you pay a premium for a small laptop!

and then the cycle will repeat...
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