[IAEP] information - 65 uk pounds (90 euros) laptop report

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jul 29 12:13:53 EDT 2008

alan c wrote:
> extract:
> Taiwanese vendor Carapelli has taken the wraps off what it claims is 
> the world's cheapest laptop, coming in at just £65.
> The Impulse NPX-9000, which has a seven inch screen, is light on 
> specifications with a 400MHz processor, 

Its a 400 MHz MIPS processor, not an x86. I have a 450MHz MIPS that runs
reasonably well as a server (Cobalt Qube 2) with 128MB RAM. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIPS_architecture for MIPS processors.
Incidentally, support for Cobalt Qube 2 ran out years ago, so I run
Debian on it.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

> 128MB RAM and 1GB of flash 
> storage – slightly less powerful than a top of the line PC from ten 
> years ago, but with its low price tag has the potential to upset the 
> market.
> http://www.pcretailmag.com/news/30256/65-laptop-launched

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