Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by tom61 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:58 pm

Axaj wrote:
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vskid wrote:They're just crap that Chinese companies are putting out to try to cash in on the netbook market and take advantage of average Joe.
Not really, they're just targeting a market different than what you're thinking. In the developing world price is way more important than speed or compatibility. It's hard to find sites in English that carry netbooks like these, much less targeting the average person in this market.
Considering this is MIPS, I'd say vskid is right. Maybe not if it was ARM.
What made you come to this conclusion?

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by Axaj » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:58 pm

tom61 wrote:
Axaj wrote:
tom61 wrote:
vskid wrote:They're just crap that Chinese companies are putting out to try to cash in on the netbook market and take advantage of average Joe.
Not really, they're just targeting a market different than what you're thinking. In the developing world price is way more important than speed or compatibility. It's hard to find sites in English that carry netbooks like these, much less targeting the average person in this market.
Considering this is MIPS, I'd say vskid is right. Maybe not if it was ARM.
What made you come to this conclusion?
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by NateN34 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:07 pm

Axaj wrote:
tom61 wrote:
Axaj wrote:
tom61 wrote:
vskid wrote:They're just crap that Chinese companies are putting out to try to cash in on the netbook market and take advantage of average Joe.
Not really, they're just targeting a market different than what you're thinking. In the developing world price is way more important than speed or compatibility. It's hard to find sites in English that carry netbooks like these, much less targeting the average person in this market.
Considering this is MIPS, I'd say vskid is right. Maybe not if it was ARM.
What made you come to this conclusion?
bicostp wrote:Eew. MIPS based.
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by samjc3 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:18 pm

its true, though. mips is basically useless since nothing is coded for it. :wink:
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by tom61 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:13 pm

Axaj wrote:
tom61 wrote:
Axaj wrote:
tom61 wrote:
vskid wrote:They're just crap that Chinese companies are putting out to try to cash in on the netbook market and take advantage of average Joe.
Not really, they're just targeting a market different than what you're thinking. In the developing world price is way more important than speed or compatibility. It's hard to find sites in English that carry netbooks like these, much less targeting the average person in this market.
Considering this is MIPS, I'd say vskid is right. Maybe not if it was ARM.
What made you come to this conclusion?
bicostp wrote:Eew. MIPS based.
LOL. I wasn't asking you how you came to the conclusion it was MIPS based, but why being MIPS based means it was intended to rip off people in first world countries?

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by bicostp » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:59 pm

why being MIPS based means it was intended to rip off people in first world countries?
1. That's what all of those cheap Chinese pieces of rip-off tat are for.

2. Nothing is coded for MIPS. If processor architectures were OSes, x86 would be Windows, ARM would be OS X, and MIPS would be some basement dweller's custom MeTooBuntu distribution.

3. The processor is slow as hell, the screen is crap, and it barely has any RAM or storage space

4. You can buy a decent used real netbook for around the same price.

5. The OLPC is ARM based, costs around the same, and is intended for "developing countries"

6. There are far more important things developing countries need than computers. FOOD, medicine, education, infrastructure, governments that aren't corrupt...

7. If they're really interested in giving technology to third world countries, they should be recycling discarded computers from first world countries. It would be a much better option to throw a custom OS onto a 1 GB CompactFlash card, put it into a discarded corporate Dell, and send it over than give them some crappy little toy that's incompatible with 99% of the rest of the world. (The actual computers themselves would be better, too.)

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by tom61 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:05 pm

@bicostp

Point 6 is a good one, though, once those needs are met, or are getting close to met, computers can help with the move to first world.

Point 7 tends to end up more e-waste disposal than anything. There are lots of lots of 'recycling' programs that are supposed to help developing countries end up sending what they can't resell here in the first world, and a large portion ends up not working.

With points 1-5 I disagree with as being issues as severe as you see them. Difference in opinion I suppose.

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by bassmasta » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Isn't the PSP MIPS based?
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by bicostp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:37 pm

The PSP also has its firmware and 3D acceleration hardware. ;)

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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by DarkTronix » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:09 pm

I would personally buy a Dell mini 10v you can get them on eBay for $250 with 160gb hdd 10" screen, 1gb of ram (upgradeable to 2gb) 1.66ghz processor not to mention it is 93% keyboard and my personal favorite you can run osx on it (hackintosh)
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by NateN34 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm

DarkTronix wrote:I would personally buy a Dell mini 10v you can get them on eBay for $250 with 160gb hdd 10" screen, 1gb of ram (upgradeable to 2gb) 1.66ghz processor not to mention it is 93% keyboard and my personal favorite you can run osx on it (hackintosh)
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by vskid » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:13 pm

NateN34 wrote:
DarkTronix wrote:I would personally buy a Dell mini 10v you can get them on eBay for $250 with 160gb hdd 10" screen, 1gb of ram (upgradeable to 2gb) 1.66ghz processor not to mention it is 93% keyboard and my personal favorite you can run osx on it (hackintosh)
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Re: Is this 7 inch mini laptop good?

Post by DarkTronix » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:39 pm

vskid wrote:
NateN34 wrote:
DarkTronix wrote:I would personally buy a Dell mini 10v you can get them on eBay for $250 with 160gb hdd 10" screen, 1gb of ram (upgradeable to 2gb) 1.66ghz processor not to mention it is 93% keyboard and my personal favorite you can run osx on it (hackintosh)
Don't bump old topics. :|
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