Compaq Presario AMD Laptop
Are there any cheaper laptops for sale anywhere on planet earth?
spinningmagnets wrote:A while back, there was a push to develop a $100 laptop for schoolkids in poor countries. I recall it was a 10" screen, it used Linux as an operating system, and the breakthrough was that it didn't have a hard-drive, it used flash memory when thimb-drives reached about 2-gigs. Of course it had ports like USB, etc...but the basic unit would allow a remote school to connect to the internet...
A few month ago, India announced they were going to build hundreds of thousands of 7" Android touchpads for $60 each...http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/26/aakas ... exclusive/
dogman wrote:About as good as it gets in that price range. Has decent memory, good size hard drive. I don't know how fast that processor is, but in that price range it will not be super fast.
dodjob wrote:+1Lessss wrote:buy it repartition it and install ubuntu
Recommended Minimum System Requirements
The Recommended Minimum System Requirements, here, should allow even someone fairly new to installing Ubuntu or Gnu&Linux to easily install a usable system with enough room to be comfortable. A good "rule of thumb" is that machines that could run XP, Vista, Windows 7 or x86 OS X will almost always be a lot faster with Ubuntu even if they are lower-spec than described below. Simply try Ubuntu CD as a LiveCD first to check the hardware works.
Ubuntu Desktop Edition
1 GHz CPU (x86 processor (Pentium 4 or better))
1 GiB RAM (system memory)
15 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
800 by 600 screen resolution
Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Internet access is helpful
RallySTX wrote:So the 278 dollar unit has the cam built into the laptop, has twice the CPU memory, twice the hard drive space on a faster drive, better graphics, and longer lasting battery. Not bad!
Ypedal wrote:anything running win7 needs at LEAST 3gb of ram, if you plan to use it as a media centre, it needs 4+
if you run XP it's not so bad but let's face it, xp is getting old ( but reliable !!.. still runs my home pc.. but my laptop is win7 ) ..
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