A couple of times on your site, you’ve mentioned the usefulness of things like the BlackBerry. Being able to write your ideas down wherever you are, whenever you get them. I stumbled upon this little gizmo on some forum, can’t recall which, but it seems to do a hell of a lot better than the BlackBerry–it’s an actual laptop, so far as I can gather. It’s not a “media-rich” system, but it does the two most important things writers need: Internet and OpenOffice. It’ll cost around two hundred dollars, and that’s one helluva deal given AlphaSmart’s low-end word processor costs fifty dollars more and comes with not even half as much functionality. Admittedly, a three-hour on-the-go charge is no fun, but it’s a fair exchange given how much stuff you get to run with it.
The article mentions that it may hit mid-August. Cool tech anyhow.
Thanks to Paul A, who sent this to me.
After I posted that last bit, I turned to my husband and said, check this out…it’s actually pretty cool.
He says, “What is it, a toilet?”
I swear, sometimes I think I married an 8 yr old…
This is pretty cool actually. I work in high-tech,in the mobile software sector and this is the first little gizmo that has piqued my personal interest in a long while (okay, so some of the cell phones LOOK cool but coolness vs. usefulness are often different factors). The price is totally right!
Hmm. I paid five grand for a Micron laptop with that size hard drive back in Dec 1997.
I usually think of ASUS for motherboards and video cards, but, really, what else is there to a laptop?
Oh wow, that does look like it’s going to be a nice product. Here’s a link to a tad more info on the ASUS site:
It would be mighty convenient, and I can think of a great many people I know who can’t swing the $500-$1000 range for a laptop, but could do $200. I’ll be very glad to have something reasonable to point them at.