The ultra-affordable portable market is booming! The Asus Eee PC, Everex Cloudbook, Intel Classmate PC and the XO Laptop are joined by another player from across the pond, the Elonex "One".
Just like the other players, Elonex decided to use Linux as its operating system to cut on the cost. Priced at UKP99, this 1kg wonder packs a 7" 800×480 screen, 300MHz processor, 128MB (upgradeable to 256MB) RAM, 1GB (upgradeable to 2GB) storage, IEEE 802.11b/g, 100Mbps Ethernet, 2 USB2.0 ports, mic and headphone ports with optional Bluetooth module. This critter boasts of a 4 hour battery life, too!
What sets this one a tad above the others is the ability to function just like a tablet PC with a detachable screen. Well, I just don't know how that will be functional without abut what do I know? :)
What is important now is that we are getting more players in the market and this is good. Hopefully, we will see the likes of Apple, Sony, Lenovo, Acer, and the rest, to realize that this is a healthy market. So, will you be getting one?