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Old 12-04-2008, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coby prepping sub-$100 7- / 9-inch PoqetMate netbooks | Netbook Updates

"We'd argue that 7-inches is bordering on UMPC / MID territory, but given that Coby's PoqetMate-7 is expected to boast a full QWERTY keyboard and a chassis like that of most traditional laptops, we suppose it'll pass. Reportedly, the company is looking to enter the increasingly crowded netbook market next March with the aforementioned PoqetMate-7 and PoqetMate-9, with the youngin' checking in at just $99.95. So, what will a nickle under a Benjamin buy you? A miniaturized laptop with a Chinese-sourced Loongson processor, though specifications outside of that are still under wraps."

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If only these dirt cheap netbooks came out when i was still in highschool, would of made my life alot easier. I might still buy one of these just because they will be so cheap or the 200$ eee pc that's supposed to come out next spring.
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crud.. I just bought a $100 used Thinkpad...
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holy I knew it was too good to be true, They just updated it, turns out to be a hoax.

guess I'll just wait for the new 200$ eee pc

Coby prepping sub-$100 7- / 9-inch PoqetMate netbooks UPDATE: It's a hoax - Engadget

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That sucks man do you know how many of those $100 lappies they'd sell here? Millions of them over night! I guess the $200 eee pc will have to suffice when it comes out.
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That sucks man do you know how many of those $100 lappies they'd sell here? Millions of them over night! I guess the $200 eee pc will have to suffice when it comes out.
That would be so crazy as well dude. Because multiple CPU's is better than multiple cores, i would buy like over 5 of them and set them up into a render farm....
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Figures they would come out after I buy a netbook, although after using my 10" MSI wind for a few days I wouldn't want anything smaller.
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I was having a chat with the boss about the netbooks today. I was depating about spending another $80 on getting an extened warranty for my Aspire One. However at the price that they are now (i only pay AU$510 after cash back) for mine, they will be coming down in price in 2009. Especially when Kevin Rudd's Computer for high school kids scheme kicks into gear mid 2009.

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Figures they would come out after I buy a netbook, although after using my 10" MSI wind for a few days I wouldn't want anything smaller.
The 8.9" (1024 x 600) WSVGA Display on my Acer Aspire One is not too bad. Then again, i would not want to be using that for hours on end.
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I was looking at the Aspire 1 originally but I was hesitant to go with the smaller screen and newegg had the Wind for $300 after mir on Black Friday so I couldn't pass that up.

The screen on the Wind is really nice, I actually like working on it better than the 14" Compaq it replaced.
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I wouldn't buy anything by Coby. Last Christmas I bought two CD players and two MP3 players from Big Lots. All 4 crapped out within 2 weeks with minimal play.

I've tried Asus EEE PC when it first came out. Even with my small hands the keyboard was too small.
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^That was on a 7" screen, though. If you go for the 8.9 or the 10 inchers the keyboard is quite a bit bigger.
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