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$37. Laptops For Sale

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    There are cheap computers and then there are cheap computers, but $37. might just take the proverbial cake. A persistent eBay listing has just that on offer, with the bargain basement price in question netting you a 7-inch netbook with Wi-Fi running Windows CE.

    Don't plan on editing your next HD blockbuster film or running Crysis on these babies' underpowered components, but for less than four Alexander Hamiltons you get an actually functional machine running on a 300 MHz ARM processor with 128KB RAM and 2GB storage.

    You also get a 7-inch screen displaying at 800 x 480 resolution, an ethernet port, two USB ports, an SD slot, Wi-Fi and a 9-volt AC adapter.

    The catch is that these laptops and internals are either factory seconds or items that failed quality control tests. Obviously you wouldn't want one of these devices for anything mission critical, but for the adventurous and/or hobbyist crowd a working $37. laptop could make a fun auxiliary PC.

    It's also a promising signpost on the way to the super cheap commoditization of personal computers.

    http://mashable.com/2010/06/30/a-new-low-for-laptop-pricing-37/

    http://cgi.ebay.com/7-Mini-Laptop-N...s=63&clkid=7517514838564124049#ht_6321wt_1137
     
  2. n8800

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    Not my cup of tea...My own hp mini is slow enough and im glad i have my desktop to provide me ample amount of computing power...but these would be great for the less fortunate i dont know how easy it would be to surf the net with these things but for the needy it seems ideal.. i guess.
     
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    i hope it´s 128MB RAM and not 128KB.

    greets, darkstar69
     
  4. Georgebg

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    Its not worth it...
    You can buy a second hand laptop with 2GB ram, Dual Core 1.8ghz + 256MB Video Card for like 300$ and it will function OK :)
     
  5. still_crystal

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    oh save up some more money and go for the real.. I even saw $9 those china made netbooks on ebay.. really it is only $9
     
  6. jacko999

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    Your also missing the $40 shipping charge!
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    not sure it's worth the risk, since they are factory 2nds.
     
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    ...and $39 for shipping ;)
     
  9. dave1212

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    That's the computers they donate to kids in 3rd world countries so they can experience the internets
     
  10. boo blizzi

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    Jesus dude...are u a journalist?...ur description was very succinct yet articulated all the crucial elements of this product...i nominate u to be the voice of the dude that describes products on the Price Is Right!
     
  11. Le4oy

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    this.
     
  12. The Scarlet Pimp

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    wish i had journalism skills. that was a direct copy & paste from the first link (mashable).