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    It's a nice idea but it has been done before (laptop). It's definitely NOT something upon which a company should stake its exisistence...
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    Introducing The Folio Killer: The sub-$400 laptop (no rebate required).
    Visor Edge + VisorPhone -> Samsung i300 -> Treo 300 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Treo 755
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountBuggula View Post
    Introducing The Folio Killer: The sub-$400 laptop (no rebate required).
    5.3 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
    5.3 lbs.
    So what? At 2.5 pounds the Foleo is still too big and heavy to be truly portable (certainly not gonna fit in your pocket). As long as you have to have a bag for it or keep it in the car or whatever the difference between 2.5 and 5 lbs is a non-issue. Especially considering the cost and functionality (or lack thereof - no Flash video for instance).
    Visor Edge + VisorPhone -> Samsung i300 -> Treo 300 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Treo 755
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountBuggula View Post
    So what? At 2.5 pounds the Foleo is still too big and heavy to be truly portable (certainly not gonna fit in your pocket). As long as you have to have a bag for it or keep it in the car or whatever the difference between 2.5 and 5 lbs is a non-issue. Especially considering the cost and functionality (or lack thereof - no Flash video for instance).
    If you travel a lot, 5 lbs can be quite painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
    If you travel a lot, 5 lbs can be quite painful.

    If you travel a lot - not having a DVD player to waste away time can be painful too...
    Luminary? You've got to be kidding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
    If you travel a lot, 5 lbs can be quite painful.
    So spend a couple hundred $$ more on a lighter laptop, and you're still within the Foleo's pricerange.

    If you travel alot, you're likely not carrying just your laptop bag, either. If 5 lbs is too heavy, stick it on your luggage until you need it.
    Visor Edge + VisorPhone -> Samsung i300 -> Treo 300 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Treo 755
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    Does it come with a pair of glasses, a wrist watch and a car key!? If so I might be interested
    Last edited by Hicks; 05/30/2007 at 01:58 PM.
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    Not impressed with the Folio, maybe some will have a use for it, but to replace a laptop it needs to be able to handle multimedia (Flash 9 level stuff as a minimum).

    I have a Sharp MM20 laptop. It is almost 3 years old. It weighs 2lbs with a 3-4 hour battery. It weighs 2.5 pounds with a 8-9 hour battery. It has a 10.4" LCD that displays millions of colors. It has WiFi and a pcmica slot. It can handle DivX video and FlashPlayer9. I run Linux on it, but it came stock with WindowsXP. It cost $1500 when it was new, last time you could by it new it cost $599 (about 1 year ago).

    I have a more powerful, lighter, almost equal sized, fuller featured laptop than the folio already in hand. That's sad, my tech is over 3 years old.
    Last edited by D-Caf; 05/30/2007 at 02:52 PM.
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    Oh, and mine can sync with my Treo, but I'll give in, it's not real-time
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountBuggula View Post
    So spend a couple hundred $$ more on a lighter laptop, and you're still within the Foleo's pricerange.
    For a 2 lb notebook? Try $1000 to $3000 more.

    If you travel alot, you're likely not carrying just your laptop bag, either. If 5 lbs is too heavy, stick it on your luggage until you need it.
    Or buy a 2 lb notebook for $500.


    Look, I'm not a big fan of the Foleo, but a lot of the complaints about it are just plain silly. There's a big difference between a 2 lb device and a 5 lb device. There's a big difference between paying $500 and paying $1500.

    This device isn't for everyone. But I believe there will be plenty of people who need it. Many years ago, I used to bring a $2500, 5 lb laptop on business trips just so I could check my email. That was awful enough that I left it at home whenever I felt it wasn't absolutely necessary. I now use my Treo for that. But recently, I had to review a pdf document on my Treo, and it was tedious; so I can appreciate that some people have a need for a larger screen.
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    I'd rather government employees had something like this to lose instead of laptops with gigabytes worth of personal information.

    Tom
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