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Via Announces NanoBook

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  1. Easy Rhino

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    Taiwanese company Via Technology shows off its prototype micro notebook at Computex 2007. The NanoBook has a 5 hour battery life running a 1.2 GHz C7 processor and 7 inch screen. Weighing in at 1.8 pounds expect a 30 gigabyte hard drive and up to 1 gigabyte of memory. Priced around $600, it competes with other mini notebooks from Palm and Samsung

    Source:Cnet
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    eh, kind of pricey for what they give you.

    I would expect the price to be lower, but beggers cannot be choosers.
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    But you do know that smaller devices usually cost more than bigger ones in IT, right?
    11,9"/12,3" Notebooks cost around 1500-2500 bucks.
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    actually, no I did not know that. I Would have assumed they were cheaper, being as they are smaller.
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    No, smaller=more expensive.

    Companies have to try harder to pack in those features of a full computer in about 1/2 i.n of width, plus have the screen built in too.

    It's very difficult, but who wants to lug around a Shuttle PC and a 20 in. LCD at the airport?
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    VIA C7's are incredibly slow, too slow to do anything beyond typing a word document.
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    hey, it can run solitaire just fine!

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