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

In case it's not too late, add another to the list. (Spain/Europe)


El Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:58:23 +0000
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net> escribió:

> i have a friend who is buying some ARM 7in netbooks that are rumoured
> to be so all-the-rage, we're kinda fed up with all the hype and want
> to see if these manufacturers actually deliver.  so i'm making the
> assumption that people on debian-arm might be interested, and so i
> wanted to let you know, in case anyone wanted to participate in a
> group order, thus getting the price down.  the best spec'd / priced
> one i've found so far is called the 7000E.  in lovely dreadful
> "enlish" they tell us that:
> * screen is 7in 800x480
> * CPU is a Samsung S3C6410XH-66 which is 667mhz and an ARM11 core
> * god knows what "right DSP" support is in their lovely "enlish"
> * 256mb of DDR1 RAM
> * 2gb of NAND flash
> * the operating system is "Lunix" with 2.6.24 kernel
> * WIFI is 802.11b/g
> * 3x USB2 ports
> * SD Card slot
> * there's a "build-in" external microphone and "build-in" speakers
> * battery is 1800mAh and its "Last Time" is 3 hours
> oh, and it has a standard "enlish" 84 key keyboard.
> now, whilst the sample price is $130, the 500 quantity drops i think
> to around $120.  my friend is going to speak to the manufacturer
> especially in light of the recent slashdot article about $100 ARM9
> netbooks and see if he can get them to bring the price down further.
> VAT obviously.  7.4% customs duty.
> also, just so you know: i'll be buying at least one of these to give
> to anyone willing to port debian onto it (they're that cheap, duh).
> it already has some sort of random linux distro on it but it would be
> nice to have it done as a "proper" debian HOWTO etc. etc.
> do email me if you're interested in participating - my friend is
> emailing them *monday* 1st feb, he'd like to have numbers to negotiate
> better rates, by then.  chinese new year is 7th.  factories pretty
> much shut down until end of february.  so, we need to get orders in
> now, or it'll happen in four weeks time otherwise.
> l.

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