This past few days, my video of the HiVision miniNote has been seen by over 100 thousand people thanks to links from Slashdot, Gizmodo and Digg. But at IFA 2008, I actually saw a Laptop by Menq International Ltd called the EasyPC E760 that was advertised as being even cheaper at only $89 per laptop. It runs on a Samsung ARM processor, has a 7″ 480×272 resolution screen and runs Windows CE with some customized browser, word processing, Skype and media player.
HiVision makes the worlds cheapest Linux laptop at $98 using a new cheaper MIPS based processor (perhaps the Longsoon or the Ingenic), WiFi, 1GB flash storage, it runs Linux, has 3 USB ports, Ethernet, SDHC card reader, audio in and out, voice-chat, skype, multi-tabbed Firefox browser support and Abiword for word processing. Automatic and secure online software updates. Their current model is running a smooth and pretty snappy Linux user interface. In this video, I got to borrow a review sample of the laptop overnight, and I try to show you all the browser and other software interfaces in this extended video review of this cheap MIPS based laptop. Embedded is the way that I hope that most cheap laptops are going to be based on in the near future, Google will hopefully make a great Chrome browser for this kind of Laptop and hopefully that OLPC soon will announce that they will work to improve Embedded Linux based laptops in the upcoming XO-1.5 and XO-2 designs.
People at the Lift conference in Geneva are checking out the OLPC XO and giving us their opinions and ideas for the project. This video was filmed using the Sanyo HD1000. You can watch this video in HD quality at http://techvideoblog.com
Edolounge is checking out this revolutionnary laptop design at the http://liftconference.com in Geneva. This video was filmed using the Sanyo HD1000. You can watch this video in HD quality at http://techvideoblog.com
Ariane Beldi is a Phd student in Geneva, she likes the OLPC a lot it seems from this video. This video was filmed at http://liftconference.com using the Sanyo HD1000. You can watch this video in HD quality at http://techvideoblog.com