Posted By: ninkasi
posted 2010/06/17 10:00
Spotted this the other day at JB HiFi in Brighton Vic. Could not find it online, might be a single store thing, might be available as a "run out" deal at others, might only have one of them - not sure. But anyhow, they had an Ubisurfer netbook (7inch screen, linux o/s) device for $99. These come with internet access (via GPRS) for a year, 50Gb of online storage, and some other features. The drawback? Well, they include it's slow (both the processor as well as internet access), has a tiny 7inch screen, and the battery will only last for 3 or maybe 4 hours or so. It's also running a cut down linux o/s which means it's not able to run a lot of things.... so don't expect t be able to use it as a full blown notebook or even compare it to a standard netbook.... but for email and basic web browsing it's probably fine.