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    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/05/v...aportable-lap/

    The NanoBook runs on either Windows XP or Vista, weighs less than 850g (1.87 pounds), and sports a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor, up to 1GB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, a 7-inch WVGA display, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth (they don't specify which kind), DVI-out, a slot next to the screen where you can pop in a GPS, VoIP, or WWAN module (the module in the pic above is some world clock thing), and up to five hours of battery life.
    Now the design has a number of flaws that I'm not that happy on *but* why is it that for an extra $100 bucks the spec is out of sight of the Foleo? Even within the simple computing paradigm they are going for - they couldn't ram up the spec and still make push it out for $500 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/05/v...aportable-lap/
    Even within the simple computing paradigm they are going for - they couldn't ram up the spec and still make push it out for $500 ?
    no, no, no, because a central pillar of the Third Business Paradigm is that there is a whole swathe of executives for whom being suckered for a few extra hundred bucks is irrelevant.


    .....but wow, yes, that is one neat device for the rest of us!
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    I'm not sure about that side-screen thing but it looks like a number of OEMs are looking at it to base their own models off - I'm guess some of those will just go for a 10inch screen.
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    If they could sell that for $600, it would be more compelling than the Foleo. The key difference is the screen size (10" vs. 7"). But I think the full-size keyboard is really the critical factor. For email and editing documents, 7" may be enough.

    Palm would have to compete on usability (instant on/off, tying to smartphone, simple UI, etc.), which is a tougher sell.

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