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Via Announces NanoBook

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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

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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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