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Re: anyone interested in grouping together to get better pricing than $130 on ARM 7in Netbooks?

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM, Michelle Konzack
<linux4michelle@tamay-dogan.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> Am 2010-01-30 21:23:37, schrieb Martin Guy:
>> >   i just wish these manufacturers would get their act together and
>> >  produce 9in and 10in ARM netbooks.  there seems to be some sort of
>> >  mis-match (of their own expectations) that a 600 or 700mhz ARM CPU
>> >  somehow wouldn't be "good enough" to run a 1024x600 or 1280x800 LCD,
>> It's not a CPU performance issue, but about reducing the cost of the
>> components; the physical display panel is a pricey item; board, chips,
>> sockets and assembly can be done fairly cheaply. Remember the early
>> home micros, when the priciest item on the list was the keyboard? :)
> True, I have recently bought a caton of 50 TFT Displays and payed 22 US$.
> The 5"7 Where 26 US$ and the 8" 65 US$.  The 10"4 cost 86 US$.

 thinking about it... yeah, that's not bad for small quantities.

 there's some 8.9in screens available direct from a wholesaler, here,
this the best i've been able to find so far:

 quantity 1, $39 + $10 shipping.  quantity _one_ $39.  so there's
plenty of room to get that down.


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