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Think This $99 PC Will Fly?

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might be an Idea for web surfers...

 

I have my eye on those Via PC's that are the size of a business card..

 

That could really help me...just use 6 of those and hook them all via a network to my main rig (via router) and save alot of space and energy...;)

 

waiting till they sell them to get some...;)

 

EDIT: the Via based ones use .25watt idle and a max of 13watts

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Its actually a $ 409.80 dollar computer if you add up the $99 plus the $12.95 a month 2 year contract, that is real close to a mac mini in price.

 

Or you could buy the box outright for $249, I can't find if they supply a monitor.

And it don't have a Hard Drive.

 

 

* Intel-compatible ultra-low power CPU

* 512 MB RAM + 4GB flash-based local storage

* VGA graphics port (16 million colors). Hardware graphics and MPEG2 acceleration

* PC-compatible ports for keyboard and mouse

* 6 USB ports to plug-and-play all standard USB accessories

* Broadband ready: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet built-in

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Yeah, there's a "bait and switch" aspect to this rig to get it down to the $99 price point - no monitor,keyboard, mouse in that price. They seem to be relying on online storage to eliminate the HD and lower power consumption.

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I don't know if any PC at $99 (or any "civilized") price will fly.

 

Maybe if you took a pocket PC or something and strapped it to an R/C airplane it would count, but other than that, I doubt it.

 

One could always try though.

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I don't know if any PC at $99 (or any "civilized") price will fly.

 

Maybe if you took a pocket PC or something and strapped it to an R/C airplane it would count, but other than that, I doubt it.

 

One could always try though.

 

I was gonna say drop it out a 10 storey window and see... It either will or won't... :rolleyes:

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