On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 12:21:21PM +0100, Philip Trickett mentioned:
> Hmm, at the moment, you have 2 choices on the market.
>> 1. Psion Netbook. Slightly bigger than you wanted. Has the ability to load
> its OS into Flash RAM (~16MB I think)
> 640x480 display, Can have up to 32MB working RAM. No USB though, but does
> have PCMCIA, CompactFlash (Type 2 slot), FIR, and Serial. Works for a whole
> day on a rechargeable lith-ion battery.
Hmm. Changible compact flash (or two) could be a smaller, cheaper
alternative for the microdrive. Is there anyway of reading compact flash
without a PCMCIA adapter ? Is there linux support for such a widget ?
> 2. For a full linux installation - using X etc, at the moment a Sony
> VaioC1XD -64MB RAM, 12GBHard Disk, PII 400 CPU, 1024 x 480 'widescreen'
> display, FIR, USB, Firewire, and a nice dinky built in camera (which drivers
> are being worked on for at the moment for linux). It is not too heavy @
> 1kg, but battery life is ~1-1 1/2 hrs at best. You can get extended cap
> batteries, but they cost. (This is my choice, and when I have the
Far, far, far too expensive. It can't compete with a Palm on price.
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