3K Computers RazorBook 400: $299

3K Computers RazorBook 400

Display Size: 7″
Pixel Format: 800×480
CPU: 400MHz Low Power Consumption Ingenic 32-bit Single Core Mobile Processor
Storage: 4GB Flash
OS: CE Linux Operating System v2.4
Connectivity: 10/100Mbps, 802.11(b? g?)
Other: <8~15 sec. boot time, mobile broadband
Battery: 2-cell 2100mAh battery
Dimension: 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25″
Weight: <2lbs
Price: $299 (down from $399)

3K Computers announced on May 28, 2008 that its 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC (or simply ultra-portable) will be priced at just $299. That is an excellent price! With the OLPC priced at around $200 with a non-standard operating system in addition to it being really slow, I think aggressively priced standard notebook PCs can be just as effective in getting them into the hands of those who can’t afford pricier models.

The 7-inch TFT LCD sports a pixel format of 800×480 that isn’t good for particularly anything but will be decent enough for checking email, RSS feeds, IM, and the occasional web surfing. I don’t recommend surfing the web with a 800 x 480 screen unless the OS allows for double-tapping to zoom in and out like what the iPhone does. (I’m an iPhone fan.)

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