Zonbu notebook is a cheap inexpensive laptop. Usually people looking for more security prefer Linux based Operating Systems as it is very difficult to crack. Everex Zonbu Notebook has been launched recently and is available with a version of Linux OS. It comes with a service that automatically provides all the software, storage, updates, and maintenance you need without any of the hassle (or viruses) typical of other computers. It has a rechargable Lithium ion battery. which usually gives 2-3 hours of backup under normal load.
Coming to the packages that comes with this notebook, it offers free Open Office for day to day word processing, excel related tasks, creating presentations, Banshee for organising and playing the media files, Skype software to have IP telephonic Internet calls, Pidgin software for Instant messaging, MPlayer media payer to run CDs and DVDs, F Spot and Gimp for picture organizing. Zonbu notebook is compatible with Apple Ipods but we need to purchase the music files.
Lets move on to some technical specifications of Everex Zonbu notebook. It comes with VIA C7-M and the processor speed is 1.5 GHz which is too low now a days. The processor is Intel compatible and as I mentioned above, it is energy saver. With this cost, we cant get any other notebook. Its gentoo Linux (v. 2.6.22) is quite powerful and is capable to emulate any popular Operating System and providing a great GUI experience. This notebook has pre-installed Linux based OS and apart from this, it also comes with 20 Windows-like applications some of which I mentioned above. The hard disk capacity is only 60 GBs out of which 2 GB is already taken over by Linux. The RAM is 512 MBs which is okay to run normal applications. It has an inbuilt Wi-Fi card with 802.11 b/g specifications and for Internet connection, it comes with 10/100 Ethernet
Everex Zonbu Notebook Specifications
- Model: VIA C7-M (Intel – Compatible)
- Speed: 1.5 GHz
- Size: 15.4-inch WXGA
- Screen Type: TFT-active Matrix
- Weight: 5.3 lbs
- Size: 60 GB
- Type: SATA-150 7200 rpm
- Size: 512 MB
- Type: DDR2 SDRAM – 667 MHz
- WLAN: 802.11b/g
Running Operating System: Linux
OS Version: Gentoo Linux v. 2.6.22
Cons:Very high end graphics games doesnt seem to run properly on this notebook. Moreover, the battery backup on full load is very poor with only 90 minutes available to the user.
$Price$: This notebook starts from 279$
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The ASUS Eee PC (pronounced as the letter e, IPA /iː/) is a subnotebook / netbook computer designed by ASUS. At the time of its introduction, it was noted for its combination of a light weight, Linux-based operating system, solid-state drive and relatively low cost. Newer models have added the option of Windows XP operating system and traditional hard disk drives. Newer models have also increased in price, though they remain relatively inexpensive as laptops, and notably inexpensive for ultra-small laptops.
Mini-notebook is currently having a large fan-following across the globe for their portability and inexpensiveness. Professionals, who are always on the move, find it to be an excellent substitute to conventional notebooks. Asus EeePC 901 is one of the most recent mini-notebooks to hit the market. EeePC 901’s chassis matches its reasonably tight tolerance. You will also find it’s plastic to be thicker and hinges of the display molded into the body with battery. The notebook has a larger screen along with a complementing touchpad, which is accommodated through deeper dimensions. It has a small keyboard covered under its display. The whole system weighs only 2.1 pounds, which makes it easy for mobile individuals to carry this mobile companion with them.
Some of the exciting features in a nutshell are:
- Shock proof SSD design for reliable computing
- 8 hours* of battery life
- Exclusive 20GB Eee Storage
- High speed connectivity anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n
- Unique design to fit your individual personality
- Size: 8.9-inch
- Resolution: 1024 x 600
- Camera: 1.3 Megapixels
- Weight: 2.1 lbs
* Model: Intel Atom processor
* Speed: 1.6 GHz
* Size: 12 GB
* Type: 4 GB – SSD
* 8 GB – PCI-E mini card SSD
* Size: 1 GB
* Type: DDR2 667 MHz
* WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
* OS (operating system): Windows XP
* Version: Windows XP Home Edition
Asus EeePC 901 has an atom processor provided by Intel. The processor speed of the system is 1.6 GHz, which is adequate for processor’s size. Again, you have 12 GB of Flash storage device to work on in your EeePC 901. 4 GB of the storage space is SSD and 8 GB is provided by a PCI-E mini card SSD. Storage space of this notebook is supported with 1 GB DDR2 RAM. Your Asus EeePC 901 supports both Windows & Linux OS. However, with limited space available in the notebook, better performance is expected from MS Windows and its utilities. Wireless standards available for EeePC 901 are IEEE 802.11b/g/n.
With small storage space and relatively tiny keyboard & footprint, it is advised not to use this notebook as your main computer. However at $495, Asus EeePC 901 can work as an adequate substitute to your main computer when you are on the move, as it has a portable size and apt configuration. Its 3-4 hour battery life gives you enough time to complete urgent tasks during power failures.
Pros: With Asus EeePC 901, you get a small and light notebook when you’re on the move. Its body is durable and reasonably well-built. With flash based system, you get a perfect storage device for yourself. Again, the performance of its Atom processor and battery life is sure to get you attracted towards this mini-notebook.
Cons: 12 GB storage space is not enough, if you desire Asus EeePC 901 to be your main computer. Simultaneously, the available space is divided into two parts of 4 & 8 making it complicated for new users. For advanced users, the system should work fine. Although keyboard is compact, it is too small and can become cramped at stages.Price: 486$