On Computing: Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7″ Ultralite Netbook Linux

I just received my first, and I expect it won’t be the last, Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7″ Ultralite Netbook Linux from Geeks.com. [1]

I can attest that it works, as I used mine to write this post.

The display, while quite small, is very crisp. The text is as easy to read as any I have yet seen on a display. It’s better than on my t43p thinkpad, for example.

Photos come out well, too. Or at least that of my winning smile, which is all that counts.

It’s even more fun than the XO laptop, and that is saying a lot.

Key features include:

  • Netbook form factor
  • Linux 2.4 Operating System
  • MIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 1 GB NAND Flash Storage
  • 10/100 MB Ethernet interface
  • 802.11b wireless
  • Supports External Hard Drive up to 160 GB
  • Supports SD Card up to 32 GB
  • Xiptech application software packages (Xip office, Flash player)
  • 7-inch digital panel 800 x 480 true-color
  • Keyboard with TouchPad
  • Supports File Sizes up to 8 MB
  • Built-in SD Card slot
  • Battery Charging Time: 4.5 – 5 hours

Linux?

One Comment

  1. bandsxbands
    Posted March 3, 2010 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Purchasing memory is such a time consuming process… You have to search online for prices, filter through which ones are legit, go out to a bunch of shops,compare prices, finally buy your memory, and then hope that the price doesn’t drop in the next month or so.I’ve been done in by crazy price changes in the past… especially this one time when I bought a Micro SD card for my DS flashcard at what was apparently a bargain price, only to later see that it had dropped $5 in a week.(Posted using N3T for R4i Nintendo DS.)

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