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OESF Portables Forum _ New products and alternatives _ $98 Zaurus Alternative: Hivision Mininote

Posted by: phunkhy Sep 5 2008, 12:14 AM

New on the IFA Berlin. This is insanely cheap. They really plan to ship it for $98.

Quick specs:
HiVision miniNote: MIPS based processor, WiFi, 1GB flash storage, 3 USB ports, Ethernet, SDHC card reader, audio in and out, voice-chat, skype, multi-tabbed Firefox browser. A sign on the video for a similar model shows: 400 MHz, 128/64 MB RAM, 1GB Nand Flash, 7" WVGA 800x480, 802.11 b/g.

On the down side might be that there is no support for Adobe Flash

http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/98-linux-laptop-the-hivision-mininote/
http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS9413803799.html

Posted by: Snappy Sep 7 2008, 04:30 AM

Loose the thick bezel and I'll get one as a z replacement! wink.gif

I wonder if they got the instant-on in place. hmmm ...

Posted by: adf Sep 9 2008, 10:37 AM

QUOTE(Snappy @ Sep 7 2008, 04:30 AM) *
Loose the thick bezel and I'll get one as a z replacement! wink.gif

I wonder if they got the instant-on in place. hmmm ...

If they appear next month as advertised I have to buy one- it is just too cheap to pass up.

Posted by: teh.sean Oct 15 2008, 03:08 PM

What's the status on this? My girlfriend is going nuts over it, and its inexpensive pinkness. She experienced the EEEpc when I had the first 700 run, so I think she could stand this, although I know that this is even more pared down than the EEEpc was.

Posted by: adf Oct 15 2008, 09:11 PM

QUOTE(teh.sean @ Oct 15 2008, 03:08 PM) *
What's the status on this? My girlfriend is going nuts over it, and its inexpensive pinkness. She experienced the EEEpc when I had the first 700 run, so I think she could stand this, although I know that this is even more pared down than the EEEpc was.

I emailed the company last week about getting a hold of one- they were on holiday. Anyone with info on how to purchase this and/or the x86 variant please, please let us know!

Posted by: 550 Oct 16 2008, 07:34 PM

Wow, thats really interesting. Seems like its cheap enough you can get one, and even if it sucks its no big loss.


Edit: after a bit of googling http://dashto.cc/2n seems to show the laptop they had in the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKQbN6tpYXw) is more like the bestlink alpha 400 which seems to be $200~ @ http://dashto.cc/2o . HiVisions website http://hvsco.com/sp_leftqx.asp?id=7 doesnt seem to offer any links to the uber cheap/nifty laptop : (

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