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the_oak
post Dec 18 2008, 04:09 PM
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This is not really a new product (as far as being mentioned here on the forums), but I think this is an effort by our old friend (and member here) Guylhem. It is called the Letux 400. It is similar to the Razorbook, Elonex One T, HiVision Mininote, and several other iterations of the same (or similar) basic design. Wasn't Letux Guylhem's old project from before his wreck?

http://www.letux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Letux_400

http://www.letux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://www.notebooks.com/wiki/index.php/XB...erating_Systems
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post Dec 18 2008, 08:20 PM
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Yeah I looked at these, but the thing is worth about $100 usd afaik, and I can't seem to find one anywhere near that price, nor for sale in the US. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could find it available to me in the US for anything like the suggested $98usd pricetag HiVision quoted in the fall.
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post Dec 19 2008, 12:32 AM
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Yes, Guylhem was the one who coined the name "Letux" for such small Linux based handheld devices and projects and was the driver behind the Letux N30 solution. Unfortunately he did have that accident and is no longer actively contributing. But he is well, living on some nice area with beach, long-drinks etc. I think he is doing scientific research. Now, we have found Golden Delicious Computers (a major European distributor of the Openmoko Freerunner) and kernel concepts ("GPE") to support this project.

Let me compare the Letux to the Zaurus and other Netbooks:

Device: C3200 // Letux 400 // eeePC 701
Dimensions: 8,5 x 12 x 2,5 cm // 14 x 21 x 3 cm // 16,5 x 22,5 x 3,5 cm
Weight: 298 g // 670 g // 900g
Screen: VGA // WVGA // WVGA
Keyboard: QWERTY // QWERTY // QWERTY
Touch: yes // no // no
WLAN: no // yes // yes
USB: 1x // 3x // 3x
Flash: 6 GB (HDD) // 2 GB // 4GB
Slots: CF & SD // SD // SD
RAM: 128 MB // 128 MB // 512 MB
CPU: ARM // MIPS // x86
Regular Price: ca. 400-500 EUR // 199 EUR // 299 EUR
Linux: Sharp & Community // Letux & Debian // Xandros

If you hold them in your hands and compare to the eeePC you clearly prefer the Letux from ergonomics. And it is real fun to play with!!!

Nikolaus

PS: we are looking for contributing developers who can get a device at reduced price.
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