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Author Topic: Cheap Linux & XP NETBOOK for those in need/ wanting to cut pc power  (Read 3040 times)
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« on: March 12, 2009, 10:18:03 AM »

Just messaged this to Ivan , who might find it useful you Linux freaks may too! (there is an xp version for more moolah) ..this is the best price i've seen in a while via hotukdeals site. ..there MAY be more money back via quidco, though have not checked!
Hope this is of use to someone looking to replace a power consuming PC, certainly has enough power to handle day today applications ....

 NETBOOK, with a larger small screen! ..these are surprisingly capable, we use our 8.something inch screen netbook without problems,..

Lenovo S10e Linux Netbook - 160GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, 6 Cell Batt. Was 379.50

95 FOUND BY: amorphic 9 hours, 35 minutes ago

This is a huge discount on the highest spec Lenovo S10e netbook available. According to reviews the Lenovo S10e is a very well-designed, small and rugged netbook but many were let down by the 3-cell battery.

However this version comes with a 6-cell battery as well as 1.5GB(!) of RAM, an ExpressCard slot and bluetooth. Great specs for the price.

- Intel ATOM Processor N270 Single Core ( 1.60GHz 533MHz 512KB )
- SUSE Linux Enterprise 10
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- 1.5 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
- 10.1 " WSVGA Glossy TFT with integrated camera 1024x576
- 160GB 5400 Hard Disk
- +6 Cell Lithium-Ion
- Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless
- Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR

Reviews here:
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 02:22:29 PM »

I would like to get a low power conventional  motherboard.   The problem is that the room is overheating from the 100 watts or so that the computer uses.  I still need to use a large screen and also mirrored drives.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 04:38:19 PM »

I would like to get a low power conventional  motherboard.   The problem is that the room is overheating from the 100 watts or so that the computer uses.  I still need to use a large screen and also mirrored drives.

Have think about a laptop (17") with server of some sort (NAS)? Why the mirrored drives? Just backup?

My D-Link DNS323 uses about 15-20 watts (with 2x250gb hard drives in RAID 1 which arn't particulaly power effecient) and the Toshiba Satelite pro about 40 watts (buts its a fairly power hungry processor and graphics card - as well as the bigger screen). There are also some laptops with 2x hard drives (though I doubt you can mirror them via raid - you might manage to get some software to do it though).

I just could not see a way to get a conventional PC power consumption down anywhere near a lappy so thats why I went that route.


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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 09:22:40 PM »

The Nvidia Ion platform is very interesting in that domain, although I will have to check if I can solar power it like I do with my EeePC for a bit more than a year!


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