Hardware Houses, Free Software, Licenses, Refund Winodws…

9 12 2009

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domenica 6 settembre 2009

23 Dic 2005 – 23 Dic 2009

Se nel 2005 le hardware houses che aderirono a tale iniziativa erano solo 8:

[06]Comex;          [10]Ergo;        [11]Hitachi; [12]Hyundai;

[13]Ideaprogress;  [14]LacLinux;  [16]Nevada; [19]Santech.

Nel 2008 ne aderirono altri e 12:

[01]Acer;  [02]Airone;  [03]Asus;     [04]Barebone;  [05]Clevo;    [07]Compal;
[08]Dell;  [09]Elonex;  [15]Lemote; [17]ProStar;     [18]Quanta; [20]Toshiba.

per un totale di 20 hardware houses:

[01]Acer      [02]Airone [03]Asus      [04]Barebone [05]Clevo      [06]Comex [07]Compal [08]Dell     [09]Elonex  [10]Ergo        [11]Hitachi    [12]Hyundai
[13]Ideaprogress           [14]LacLinux                   [15]Lemote [16]Nevada
[17]ProStar                  [18]Quanta                      [19]Santech   [20]Toshiba

se invece andiamo cercando dell’hardware untrusted, possiamo contare solo su Lemote Yeeloong qualcuno mi disse che era solo tempo perso, dunque le chiacchiere stanno a zero, mentre solo nel 2008 si sono aggiunte 12 hardware houses.

domenica 6 settembre 2009

hardware senza sistema operativo microsoft windows, bensì GNU/linux ed altri

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Essedi vende computers desktop/tower con GNU/linux, ma per i notebooks, non c’è nulla da fare, li vende solo con winzozz, sta a voi farvi sentire per ottenere un rimborso, per quanto riguarda winzozz vista, dato che non c’è alcuna clausola per il rimborso, sta a voi all’atto dell’acquisto, rifiutare di averlo, se non direte nulla in proposito, darete per scontato il tacito assenso, così come da codice civile.

Un contratto nel 90% dei casi deve essere stipulato fra le due parti, quando viene imposto, sta a voi dire che rifiutate di accettare tale contratto e quindi vi dovranno rimuovere winzozz e/o rimborsarvi o farvi un buono acquisto per altro materiale. http://www.essedi.it sales@essedi.it 800990055

thread 073 Autore: paolo del bene () Data: 13-June-2008 16:28Sul mercato sono disponibili pc laptop della http://laclinux.com con GNU/linux gNewSense ad un prezzo decisamente più basso rispetto al mercato Europeo. I computers laptops disponibili sono Ibm ThinkPad Lenovo.

impaginato con GNU nano 1.3.10 tutta la documentazione è rilasciata secondo i termini della GNU Free Documentation License http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Updated 21 August 2008 Time: 09:18:00 a.m. by
Paolo Del Bene: ninuxpdb@gmail.com

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http://groups.google.it/group/tficomputer/web/notebook-su-misura-configurabili-anche-sezna-sistema-operativo-windows?pli=1

Notebook su Misura, configurabili anche senza sistema operativo windows
Notebook Su Misura! Configurabile a richiesta!

E’ possibile scegliere secondo le proprie esigenze:

* Processore Intel (Serie Centrino Core 2 Duo)
* Memoria Ram (massimo 4 GB DDR2 So-Dimm)
* Hard Disk Sata (massimo 160-200Gb, 2,5″)
* Sistema Operativo (Windows Xp o Vista. E’ possibile richiedere il notebook senza sistema operativo, un notevole risparmio!)
* Modelli a scelta con schermi da 12.1″, 14.1″, 15.4″, 17.1″ Pollici WIDESCREEN GLARE TYPE

Marche a scelta tra: COMPAL, CLEVO, QUANTA

Notizia: Quanta domina sui notebook, altro che HP!

URL: http://www.tomshw.it/news.php?newsid=10016

Quando si sente parlare di produttori di portatili, nella maggior parte dei casi, si pensa subito a marchi come Dell, Hewlett-Packard o Toshiba. In verità si tratta di OEM, ovvero di Original Equipment Manufacturer, quindi di società che assemblano prodotti di fabbricazione altrui. I veri rapporti di forza, a livello mondiale, si giocano fra gli ODM, ovvero gli Original Design Manufacturer – coloro che realmente realizzano l’hardware da rimarchiare.

Secondo l’ultima indagine di Research and Markets dietro a grandi brand si nascondo non poche sorprese. Ad esempio, nel 2006 Hewlett-Packard ha conquistato la leadership mondiale nelle vendite dei portatili con il 20%; l’aspetto curioso è che il re degli ODM è la semi-sconosciuta Quanta con il 33% del segmento. In pratica un portatile su tre presente sul mercato, in verità, è prodotto da un’unica azienda. I cinque più importanti ODM del globo detengono l’86,6% del mercato, e sono: Quanta, Compal, Wistron, Inventec e Asus. Nel 2006 Qaunta ha venduto 24 milioni di unità, mentre Compal “solo” 15 milioni conquistando il 21% di share. Wistron, Inventec e Asus, invece, non sono andate oltre rispettivamente le 11 milioni (15%), 7 milioni (10%) e 5 milioni di unità (7%).

Lion’s Computers Srl

Via Mondovì, 12

00183 Roma – Italy

Tel. +39 067017642  OR 067016403

Fax  +39 067016689

E.Mail: info@lionscomputers.com

Compal FL90

# Processore Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz 800MHz FSB, 4Mb di cache
Chipset Intel 965
Memoria Ram 1GB DDR2-667
Hard Disk 160GB SATA 5400 rpm
Drive ottico Masterizzatore DVD±R/±RW
Display 15,4″ WXGA+

(1440×900) Active Matrix TFT Color LCD Glare Controller grafico nVIDIA Ge Force Go 8600 512MB
Rete Broadcom 5786 Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3ab 10/100/1000Mbps
Modem 56Kbps V.92 Fax Modem MDC Integrato
# Slot Espansione 1 x ExpressCard/54
# 1 x Flash Memory Card
Tastiera 86 Key
Dispositivi di puntamento TouchPad
# Porte 1 x Ingresso alimentazione DC
# 2 x 4-pin Tipo A USB 2.0
# 1 x Powered USB 2.0
# 1 x 15-pin VGA
# 1 x Mini Din Uscita S-Video
# 1 x Mini-phone Cuffia
# 1 x Mini-phone Microfono
# 1 x RJ-11 Modem
# 1 x RJ-45 Rete
# 1 x IEEE 1394a FireWire
Dimensioni 3,52cm Altezza x 35,5cm Larghezza x 25,7cm Profondità
Peso 2,7 kg
Garanzia 24 Mesi

1116 euro

http://www.lionscomputers.com/notebook_senza_windows.htm

Via Mondovì, 12

00183 Roma – Italy

Tel. +39 067017642  OR 067016403

Fax +39 067016689

E-Mail: info@lionscomputers.com

EULA End User License Agreement HP

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ACER Aspire One A150-ab (versione inglese) Intel Atom N270 @ 1,6 GHz, 1024 Mb, 160 GB 8,9″ Qwerty, GNU/linux inglese

380 € + Spese di consegna: a partire da 14,78 €

Il netbook Aspire One A150-ab è un gioiellino tecnologico firmato Acer.

Ultracompatto e leggero, il notebook A150AB si trasporta facilmente nello zaino per accompagnare in tutti gli spostamenti. Dotato di una compatibilità WiFi e di una webcam con microfono, è perfetto per la comunicazione. Per l’archivio, l’Aspire one A150 ab non ha niente da invidiare ai ‘grandi’ portatili : un hard disk di 160 Gb, un lettore di schede 5 in 1 e 3 porte USB sono a disposizione per l’archivio di film e foto, che si visualizzano in alta qualità sul monitor 8.9″ con tecnologia Acer CrystalBrite. Facile da collegare a uno schermo più grande grazie alla porta VGA e dotato di un’autonomia di 3 ore, il notebook A150-Ab è il compagno ideale degli svaghi multimedia mobili !

RAM 512 Mb
Sistema operativo Linpus GNU/linux Lite
Memoria Cache 512 Kb L2 cache
Processore Intel Atom N270, cadenzato a 1.6 GHz
Hard disk 160 Gb
Scheda video Chip video integrato
Monitor Monitor 8.9″ alta brillantezza
Risoluzione : 1 024 x 600 pixel (WSVGA)
Lettore schede memoria Lettore di schede memoria 5 in 1
Lettore dischi ottici No
USB 3 porte USB 2.0
Modem/Porta Ethernet Rete Ethernet 10/100 integrata
i-Link No
Uscita TV Uscita VGA
WLAN Acer InviLink 802.11b/g
Bluetooth No
PCMCIA No
Funzioni supplementari Webcam CrystalEye 0,3 Megapixel con microfono
Dimensioni 249 x 170 x 29 mm
Peso 985 g
Accessori in dotazione Adattatore corrente, batteria, libretto d’istruzioni
Software in dotazione OpenOffice 2.3
Aspire one Mail
Messenger

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ACER Aspire One A150-Ab (versione inglese) Intel Atom N270 @ 1,6 GHz, 512 Mb, 120 GB 8,9″ Qwerty, GNU/linux inglese

249 € + Spese di consegna: a partire da 14,78 €

Adottate rapidamente il computer portatile Aspire One A150-Ab, vera perla della tecnologia Acer!Ultra compatto e leggero, il computer portatile A150-Ab sarà facilmente trasportabile anche nelle piccole borse e non vi lascerà più.Compatibile WiFi e e munito di una webcam con microfono, possiede tutto il necessario per fare di voi dei professionisti della comunicazione.

Sotto il profilo dell’archiviazione, l’Aspire One A150-Ab non ha niente da invidiare ai “grandi” portatili: il suo hard disk di 120 GB, il suo lettore di schede memoria 5 in 1 e le sue 3 porte USB vi permettono di memorizzare facilmente film, foto e documenti. Il monitor 8,9″ con tecnologia Acer CrystalBrite vi permetterà in seguito di guardarli disponendo di una qualità visiva ineguagliabile.

Facile da collegare ad un monitor più grande grazie alla sua porta VGA e munito di un’autonomia di 3 ore, il computer portatile Aspire One A150-Ab è l’alleato perfetto per tutti i vostri divertimenti multimediali nomadi.

Informazioni generali RAM 512 MB
Sistema operativo Linpus GNU/linux Lite
Memoria Cache 512 KB L2 cache
Processore Intel Atom N270 (1,6 GHz)
Hard disk 120 GB
Scheda video Chip video integrato
Monitor 8,9″ WSVGA a brillantezza elevata
Lettore schede memoria Lettore schede memoria 5 in 1 (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
Lettore dischi ottici No
USB 3 porte USB 2.0
Modem/Porta Ethernet 10/100 MB Fast Ethernet
i-Link No
Uscita TV Uscita VGA
WLAN Acer InviLink 802.11b/g
Bluetooth No
PCMCIA No
Funzioni supplementari Webcam CrystalEye 0,3 megapixel con microfono integrato
Dimensioni 24,9 x 17 x 2,9 cm
Peso 985 g
Accessori in dotazione Adattatore corrente, batteria, manuale
Software in dotazione OpenOffice 2.3
Aspire one Mail
Messenger

http://www.pixmania.com/it/it/1577928/art/acer/aspire-one-a150-ab-versio.html

LU.S040A.066 NOTEBOOK INTEL ASPIRE ONE A150L Seashell White Atom™ N270 1.60 GHz /8.9 /1GB /120GB

307,07 euro + 10 euro di spese di spedizione

Aspire One A150L Seashell White è il primo Internet device di Acer, un prodotto totalmente nuovo ideato per offrire una vera mobilità e una pura esperienza wireless, grazie alla possibilità di accedere a Internet in ogni momento della giornata e ovunque ci si trovi.

Acer ha costruito Aspire One con un unico pensiero in mente: arricchire la vita delle persone attraverso la semplicità, offrendo un accesso immediato a Internet e dando a tutti la possibilità di comunicare in qualsiasi social network.

Aspire One è stato ideato per potersi tuffare nel web in pochi secondi e, grazie al sistema operativo Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite, l’avvio e lo shut down sono ridotti a una manciata di secondi.

Girando in ambiente GNU/linux, l’Aspire One mantiene le sue promesse di semplicità, grazie anche a un’interfaccia software intuitiva e appositamente ottimizzata.

E’ in quest’ottica che è stata sviluppata la suite software One Mail, che permette di gestire fino a 6 diversi account di posta elettronica da un’unica mailbox, mentre Messenger può gestire contemporaneamente i più usati account di messaggistica.

Il design del prodotto ne è un aspetto essenziale. La miniaturizzazione dei componenti ha permesso di ridurre le dimensioni dell’Aspire One a meno della metà di una classica agenda e, al tempo stesso, di ridurre il peso al di sotto del chilo, mantenendo un formato sottile, leggero e comodo, realmente mobile.

lo schermo da 8,9” si adatta perfettamente alla tipica risoluzione web di 1024×600 senza sacrificare la visualizzazione dei contenuti, la compattezza e la leggerezza.

CARATTERISTICHE TECNICHE :
Processore Processore Intel® Atom™ N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
RAM 1GB SDRAM integrata (2x512MB)
Intefaccia di memoria DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM
Hard Disk (GB) 120GB Hard disk drive da 2.5″ 9.5 mm
Peso (Kg) 0,995 kg (2.19 lbs.)
Schermo (Pollici) 8.9″ WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite™ (ovvero lo schermo è lucido) TFT LCD ad alta luminosità (180-nit),
risoluzione 1024 x 600 pixel
LED backlight
262,000 colori supportati
Connettività WLAN: connessione di rete Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®,
supporta la tecnologia wireless Acer SignalUp™
LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
Sistema Operativo Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite version
Dispositivo di puntamento Tastiera italiana a 84-tasti con escursione di 1.6 mm (minima)
Sistema di puntamento Touchpad a 2 pulsanti
12 tasti funzione, 4 tasti cursore, 1 tasto Home per Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite version, controlli hotkey, tastiera numerica incassata, linguaggi internazionali supportati
Tasto di accensione con LED
Sistema di accesso facilitato con LED: WLAN
Interfaccia Card reader Multi-in-1
Aspire one Mail
3 porte USB 2.0
Porta per display esterno (VGA)
Jack uscita per cuffie/speaker
Jack ingresso microfono
Porta Ethernet (RJ-45)
Jack ingresso DC per adattatore AC
Webcam Webcam Acer Crystal Eye integrata, supporta la risoluzione a 0.3 megapixel
Dimensioni (l x a x p) mm 249 (W) x 170 (D) x 29 (H) mm (9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14 inches)
Audio Supporto alta definizione audio
2 speakers stereo integrati
Compatibile MS-Sound
Microfono digitale integrato
Batteria Adattatore 30 W con power cord
Batteria agli ioni di litio 24 W 2200 mAh 3-celle
3-ore di durata batteria
Altro OpenOffice 2.3
Aspire one Mail
Messenger
Chipset 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache
Card reader slot Espansioni Storage:
• SD™ Card reader
Card reader Multi-in-1:
• Supporta: Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced-Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
Supporta le schede storage con adattatore: miniSD™, microSD™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™
Colore Bianco

http://www.jesmed.com/scheda.asp?codice=LU.S040A.066&from=kelkoo

Vagando un pò alla ricerca di hardware compatibile con GNU/linux mi sono imbatutto in Airone : società di Padova che ha come scopo la diffusione di tecnologia hardware e software basata su Linux e tecnologie Open Source.

Le offerte dei notebook sono molto interessanti e permette di creare un notebook su misura in stile DELL : di ogni configurazione base possiamo scegliere la capacità dell’hard disk, la quantità di memoria RAM, una eventuale seconda batteria, la velocità del processore, moduli esterni come bluetooth o simili. Per quanto riguarda il Sistema Operativo possiamo scegliere fra le seguenti :

* Nessun Sistema Operativo

* Opensuse GNU/linux preinstallato (con DVD) (+30.00EUR)

* Opensuse GNU/linux preinstallato (senza DVD) (+12.00EUR)

* Ubuntu GNU/linux preinstallato (con DVD) (+30.00EUR)

* Ubuntu GNU/linux preinstallato (senza DVD) (+12.00EUR)

Il modello più economico parte da 390EUR ed ha la seguente configurazione di base:

Display: TFT 15,4″ WXGA (1280×800) Glare Type
Chipset: Intel® 945GM + Intel® ICH6-M
Processore: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Core™ Duo, Core™ Solo con Intel® SpeedStep
Scheda video: SVGA 128 Mb Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Suono: AC-97 High Definition Audio 5.1, 4 speakers
Touchpad: Touchpad + 2 Buttons
Porte I/O: 4xUSB 2.0, VGA, TV OUT, SPDIF
Express Card, IEEE 1394, 3 in 1 Card Reader
Slot Mini PCI Intel® 3945 abg+ Antenna
Slot Mini PCI Bluetooth
Modem: Internal modem 56Kb
Rete: Lan card 10/100/1000 MB
Batteria: 4400 mAh Ion-lithium Battery – 6 celle
Dimensioni: 355×255×25,5/32,9 mm
Peso: 2,75 Kg

Mentre, il modello più “performante” parte da: 535.20EUR

Display: TFT 15,4″ WXGA (1280×800) Glare Type
Chipset: Intel® 945PM + Intel® ICH8-M
Processore: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5200 up to T7100-T7700 800MHz 2/4 Mb L2
Scheda video: VGA 256 Mb nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS shared up to 1023 Mb
Suono: AC-97 High Definition Audio 5.1, 4 speakers
Touchpad: Touchpad + 2 Buttons
Porte I/O: 4xUSB 2.0, VGA, TV OUT, SPDIF
Express Card, IEEE 1394, 4 in 1 Card Reader
Slot Mini PCI Intel® 4965abg (802,11agn)+ Antenna
Slot Mini PCI Bluetooth
Modem: Internal modem 56Kb
Rete: Lan card 10/100/1000 MB
Accessori: Webcam integrata
Batteria: 4400 mAh Ion-lithium Battery – 6 celle
Dimensioni: 355×254×26/36 mm
Peso: 2,8 Kg

Grazie a Massimo Bacilieri abbiamo adesso anche delle foto “reali” del portatile in vendita da airone:

Sarebbe interessante vedere con i propri occhi questi portatili o magari avere più informazioni da chi li ha già comprati.

Il sito purtroppo non offre molti dettagli sui portatili in questione.

http://www.intilinux.com/linux/458/notebook-con-linux-preinstallato

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Procedura rimborso o.s. Microsoft Informativa per il Cliente

In relazione alla procedura di rimborso dei sistemi operativi Microsoft pre-installati sui prodotti Acer la preghiamo di contattare il nostro Call Center e di prendere visione di quanto segue.

Il modulo di rimborso qui sotto riportato in versione PDF dovrà essere compilato, solo ed esclusivamente dopo aver contattato il nostro Call Center, in tutte le sue parti, firmato ed inviato insieme a:

* Prodotto

* CD del solo sistema operativo (se fornito in origine da Acer), ad esclusione dei CD di Norton Antivirus e di eventuali altri software concessi con licenza Trial o in uso gratuito

* Copia del documento d’acquisto del prodotto (la richiesta di rimborso non può essere accettata se la stessa avverrà dopo che siano trascorsi 30gg dalla data d’acquisto).

Il tutto dovrà essere spedito presso il Centro Assistenza Acer indicatole dall’operatore del Call Center, al fine di consentire la rimozione del sistema operativo Microsoft e di procedere al rimborso.

Il rimborso sarà effettuato entro 5 giorni lavorativi dalla ricezione del materiale di cui sopra presso il nostro Centro Assistenza.

La informiamo inoltre che:

* I costi di spedizione del prodotto da e per il Centro Assistenza Acer saranno a suo carico.

* Una volta effettuato il rimborso, la garanzia software del prodotto in questione decadrà.

* Acer effettuerà un rimborso pari al valore del sistema operativo dato in dotazione con il prodotto Acer (tale valore Le sarà comunicato dall’operatore del Call Center al momento della richiesta).

Nel caso in cui volesse ricevere ulteriori chiarimenti in merito, non esiti a contattarci, saremo lieti di fornirle assistenza.

http://www.acer.it/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=it&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=2490&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=11&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=2490&CountryISOCtxParam=IT&ctx1g.c2att92=27&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=1170509152

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From : MailCenter_Control@pro-star.com
To : ninuxpdb@gmail.com
Date : 29 December 2008 18.33
Object : Prostar Customer Service Inquiry Reply (re: notebooks prostar : msgid=zCepV336XX7Eg7W5)

Yes we can sale you a machine without the operating system we will deduct $70.00 off the total price.

http://www.pro-star.com

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Ho scritto nuovamente alla ProStar chiedendogli gentilmente di cambiare la form e di inserire un campo vuoto affinchè si possa beneficiare del rimborso di windows di $70.00, di darci 2 anni come previsto dalle vigenti leggi italiane, bisogna dire però che oltre a dare un periodo di garanzia di 1 anno, consentono l’estensione a 3 anni pagando poco meno di $ 50.

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Acer Aspire ONE A110-AW Laptop PC

Basic Specifications
Manufacturer’s Part Number LU.S020A.089
Weight 1kg
Product Description Acer Aspire ONE A110-AW – Atom N270 1.6 GHz – 8.9″ TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.9 cm x 17 cm x 2.9 cm
Weight 1 kg
Localisation United Kingdom
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Processor Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Cache Memory 512 KB – L2 Cache
RAM 512 MB (installed) / 1.5 GB (max) – DDR2 SDRAM – 533 MHz
Card Reader 5 in 1
Hard Drive 8 GB Solid State Drive
Display 8.9″ TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) – 18-bit colour – CrystalBrite
Graphics Controller Intel GMA 950
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Audio Output Sound card
Networking Network adapter – Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC Acer InviLink 802.11b /g
Notebook Camera Integrated – 0.3 Megapixel
Input Device Keyboard, touchpad
Battery Lithium Ion
Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
Operating System Linux Linpus Lite
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
General
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Width 24.9 cm
Depth 17 cm
Height 2.9 cm
Weight 1 kg
Colour Seashell white
Localisation United Kingdom
Processor
Processor Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Data Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 512 KB
RAM
Installed Size 512 MB / 1.5 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM – 533 MHz
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Storage
Hard Drive 8 GB Solid State Drive
Card Reader
Type 5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
Display
Display Type 8.9″ TFT
Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Colour support 18-bit colour
Features CrystalBrite, LED-backlit
Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Max Allocated RAM Size 8 MB
Audio
Audio Output Sound card
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Audio Input Microphone
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Sensor Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Networking
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Acer InviLink 802.11b /g
Data Link Protocol Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g
Features Acer SignalUp
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)

* 1 ( 1 ) x Expansion Slot
* 1 ( 1 ) x memory – SO DIMM 200-pin

Interfaces

* 3 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 PIN USB Type A
* 1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
* 1 x audio – line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
* 1 x microphone – input – mini-phone 3.5mm
* 1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45

Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Battery
Technology 3-cell Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 2200 mAh
Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS Provided GNU/linux Linpus Lite
Software OpenOffice.org 2.3, Acer Aspire One Mail
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Traveller warranty – 1 year
http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/ACNB8131?cidp=Shopzilla

Acer Aspire One Netbook PC GNU/linux

Width 249 mm
Depth 170 mm
Height 29 mm
Weight 995 g
Built-in Devices Two built-in stereo speakers , Built-in digital microphone , Multi-in-1 card reader
Colour Seashell White
System Type Notebook
Expansion / Connectivity
I/O Ports Multi-in-1 card reader , SD™ Card reader for storage expansion , Three USB 2.0 ports , External display (VGA) port , Headphone/speaker/line-out jack , Microphone-in jack , Ethernet (RJ-45) port , DC-in jack for AC adapter
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
Processor
Chipset Type Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset
Clock Speed 1.60 GHz
Cache Memory 512 KB L2 cache
Processor Type Intel® Atom™ processor N270
FSB 533 MHz
RAM
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Installed Size 512Mb RAM
Supports soDIMM slot: Supports 512 MB/1 GB soDIMMs for total system memory of up to 1.5 GB
Storage
Type 8GB NAND flash module with SD™ Card reader for storage Expansion
Networking
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC Acer InviLink™ Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Power
Battery Type 24 W 2200 mAh 3-cell Li-ion
Battery Life Up to 3-hours
Audio
Compliant Standards High-Definition audio support
Audio Output MS-Sound compatible
Display
Display Type 8.9″ TFT
Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Operating System / Software
Software OpenOffice 2.3, Aspire one Mail, Messenger
Operating System Linpus™ Linux® Lite version
Features
Special keys and controls 84-key keyboard with 1.6 mm (minimum) key travel , Touchpad pointing device with two buttons , 12 function keys, four cursor keys, one Windows® key for Windows® XP Home or one Home key for Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite version, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support , Power button with LED , Easy-access switches with LED: WLAN, WWAN
Card Reader
Type 5-in-1 Card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam
Sensor Resolution 0.3 Megapixel

Product Description Aspire One AOA110-Aw Netbook PC – LU.S020A.089
Cover colour Seashell White
Processor 1 x Intel® Atom™ N270, 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB
Chipset Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express
Cache 512KB – L2 Cache
Storage 8GB
NAND Flash Module
Networking Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
RAM 512MB (installed) / 1.5GB (max)
533MHz DDR II SDRAM
Graphics Processor Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
256MB Shared Memory
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers
Wireless LAN aerial
Built-in digital microphone
Camera 0.3MP
Audio High-definition audio support
OS Provided Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite version
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.9 x 17 x 2.9 cm
Weight 995g
Warranty One-year International Travelers Warranty

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/searchtools/item-detailsInactive.asp?Sku=148490

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

299 euro

Processore
Processore Intel® Atom™ N270 (1,60 GHz, 533 MHz, cache 512 KB)

Colore
Rivestimento nero

Monitor
Display 8,9″ WSVGA (WLED) Truelife

Schede video
Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 500 integrato

Memoria
SDRAM DDR2 a doppio canale da 1.024 MB a 533 MHz

Dischi fissi
Unità SSD da 8 GB

Soluzioni wireless
Scheda mini Dell 802.11b/g LAN Wireless

Servizio
Garanzia limitata di 1 anno – Ritiro e restituzione

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9?c=it&l=it&s=dhs

Dell Inspiron Mini 12

429 euro


Processore
Processore Intel® Atom™ Z520 (1,33 GHz, 533 MHz, cache 512 KB) serie N

Colore
Nero con fotocamera da 1,3 MP e WLAN

Monitor
Display 12,1″ WXGA con Truelife

Schede video
Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 500 integrato

Memoria
SDRAM DDR2 a doppio canale da 1.024 MB a 533 MHz

Dischi fissi
Disco rigido IDE da 40 GB (4.200 rpm

Soluzioni wireless
Scheda mini Dell 802.11b/g LAN Wireless

Servizio
Garanzia limitata di 1 anno – Ritiro e restituzione

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-12?c=it&l=it&s=dhs

Elonex one+t laptop bundle – black

£ 149

LNX Code 8 Mobile 400MHz Processor. 128Mb SD RAM + 2Gb Flash Memory Optimised for Linux. Additional 1Gb Wrist Vault included. 7in High Resolution TFT LCD Display (800×480 pixel Widescreen). Linux Operating system with wordprocessing, spreadsheet, email and internet. WiFi 802.11g. Braodband connector (RJ45). Audio in/mic (3.5mm), Audio out/headphone (3.5mm). Built in 2x speakers. Comes with accessory pack which includes; Bag, memory card reader, External optical mouse, Headphone set.

http://www.marshallward.co.uk/rf/mar/navigation/product.do?D=513966392&SNtk=catalog_no_partial&thisprod=513966392&Ntk=group_search&SNtt=PR008&N=95%20102Ν=this_product&SN=95%20102&Ntt=513966392&Dx=mode+matchall&Np=1&product=513966392&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&SNu=pca_id&cm_mmc=shopzilla-_-ELECTRICAL

Elonex one+t laptop bundle – pink

£ 149

Processor. 128Mb SD RAM + 2Gb Flash Memory Optimised for Linux. Additional 1Gb Wrist Vault included. 7in High Resolution TFT LCD Display (800×480 pixel Widescreen). Linux Operating system with wordprocessing, spreadsheet, email and internet. WiFi 802.11g. Braodband connector (RJ45). Audio in/mic (3.5mm), Audio out/headphone (3.5mm). Built in 2x speakers. Comes with accessory pack which includes; Bag, memory card reader, External optical mouse, Headphone set.

http://www.marshallward.co.uk/rf/mar/navigation/product.do?D=513938113&SNtk=catalog_no_partial&thisprod=513938113&Ntk=group_search&SNtt=PR002&N=95%20102Ν=this_product&SN=95%20102&Ntt=513938113&Dx=mode+matchall&Np=1&product=513938113&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&SNu=pca_id&cm_mmc=shopzilla-_-ELECTRICAL

Acer Aspire ONE A150-Aw Laptop PC

£ 209.05

Processor – Intel 1.6GHz Atom N270
Memory – 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive – 120GB
Display – 8.9in TFT active matrix 1024 x 600
Optical Drive – None
Battery – Lithium Ion 3hour(s) run time (max)
Operating System – GNU/linux Linpus Lite
Linpus GNU/linux® Lite version

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/ACNB8133?cidp=Shopzilla

Acer Aspire One Netboot Pc GNU/linux

Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook PC / Intel® Atom™ processor N270 1.60GHz / 1GB RAM / 120GB 2.5″ HDD / InviLink™ 802.11b/g / 8.9″ WSVGA LCD / Crystal Eye webcam / Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite / Sapphire Blue

Intel® Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache
512MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM memory interface design Hard Disk Drive: 2.5″ 9.5 mm 120GB
8.9″ WSVGA high-brightness (typical 180-nit) Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting 0.3 megapixel resolution

WLAN: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
Multi-in-1 card reader, Three USB 2.0 ports
Linpus GNU/linux® Lite version

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/ACNB8151?cidp=Shopzilla

Toshiba NB100 -11R Laptop PC

£ 200.10

Toshiba NB100 -11R – Atom N270 1.6GHz / RAM 512MB / HDD 80GB / 802.11b/g Ubuntu GNU/linux Netbook Remix / 8.9″ TFT ( WSVGA ) / Camera / Netbook

Processor – Intel 1.6GHz Atom N270
Memory – 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive – 80GB
Display – 8.9in TFT active matrix 1024 x 600
Optical Drive – None
Battery – Lithium Ion 3.6hour(s) run time (max)
Operating System – Ubuntu GNU/linux Netbook Remix Wireless – 802.11b/g

http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/A0460761?cidp=Shopzilla

£ 229.99

Product Description Toshiba NB100 – Mini-Notebook PC
Processor 1 x Intel® Atom N270 1.6GHz, 533MHz
Chipset Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Cache 512KB – L2 Cache
Hard Drive 80GB – Serial ATA-150
Networking Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
RAM 512MB (installed) / 1GB (max)
DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
Graphics Controller Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers
Wireless LAN aerial
Notebook Camera Built in WebCam
Display 8.9″ TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) – TruBrite
Card Reader Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
MultiMediaCard
SDHC Memory Card
OS Provided Ubuntu GNU/linux Netbook Remix
Dimensions (WxDxH) 22.5 cm x 19 cm x 3.3 cm
Weight 1 kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Environmental Standards EPA Energy Star Complian

General
Width 22.5 cm
Depth 19 cm
Height 3.3 cm
Weight 1 kg
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free) 1 ( 0 ) x memory
Interfaces 1 x microphone – input – mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x headphones – output – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 3 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45 ¦
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Processor
Features Enhanced SpeedStep technology
Processor Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Data Bus Speed 533 MHz
RAM
Installed Size 512 MB / 1 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM – 667 MHz
Storage
Hard Drive 80 GB – Serial ATA-150
Networking
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Miscellaneous
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password
Video  Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Display
Features TruBrite, LED-backlit
Display Type 8.9″ TFT
Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Cache Memory
Installed Size 512 KB – L2 Cache
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Ubuntu GNU/linux Netbook Remix
Software OpenOffice.org Office Suite, Mozilla Firefox, Chicony Camera Assistant Software, F-Spot Photo Manager, Totem Movie Player, Gnome Sound Recorder, Evolution Mail and Calendar, Pidgin Internet Messenger, Rhythmbox Music Player
Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SDHC Memory Card
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Environmental Standards
EPA Energy Star Compliant Yes
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=333688&sourceid=2020

Acer Aspire ONE A150-Ab Laptop PC

£ £226.90

Basic Specifications
Manufacturer’s Part Number LU.S050A.074
Weight 1kg
Product Description Acer Aspire ONE A150-Ab – Atom N270 1.6 GHz – 8.9″ TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.9 cm x 17 cm x 2.9 cm
Weight 1 kg
Localisation United Kingdom
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Processor Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Cache Memory 512 KB – L2 Cache
RAM 1 GB (installed) / 1.5 GB (max) – DDR2 SDRAM – 533 MHz ( 1 x 512 MB + 512 MB (soldered) )
Card Reader 5 in 1
Hard Drive 120 GB – Serial ATA-150
Display 8.9″ TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) – 18-bit colour – CrystalBrite
Graphics Controller Intel GMA 950
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Audio Output Sound card
Networking Network adapter – Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g
Wireless NIC Acer InviLink 802.11b /g
Notebook Camera Integrated – 0.3 Megapixel
Input Device Keyboard, touchpad
Battery Lithium Ion
Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
Operating System Linux Linpus Lite
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
General
System Type Netbook
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Width 24.9 cm
Depth 17 cm
Height 2.9 cm
Weight 1 kg
Colour Sapphire blue
Localisation United Kingdom
Processor
Processor Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
Data Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Cache Memory
Type L2 Cache
Installed Size 512 KB
RAM
Installed Size 1 GB / 1.5 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM – 533 MHz
Form Factor SO DIMM 200-pin
Configuration Features 1 x 512 MB + 512 MB (soldered)
Storage
Hard Drive 120 GB – Serial ATA-150
Card Reader
Type 5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD Memory Card
Display
Display Type 8.9″ TFT
Max Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Widescreen Display Yes
Colour support 18-bit colour
Features CrystalBrite, LED-backlit
Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Max Allocated RAM Size 8 MB
Audio
Audio Output Sound card
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio
Audio Input Microphone
Notebook Camera
Camera Type Integrated
Sensor Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
Input Device(s)
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Networking
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Acer InviLink 802.11b /g
Data Link Protocol Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g
Features Acer SignalUp
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)

* 1 ( 1 ) x Expansion Slot
* 1 ( 0 ) x memory – SO DIMM 200-pin

Interfaces

* 3 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 PIN USB Type A
* 1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
* 1 x audio – line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
* 1 x microphone – input – mini-phone 3.5mm
* 1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45

Battery
Technology 3-cell Lithium Ion
Installed Qty 1
Capacity 2200 mAh
Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS Provided GNU/linux Linpus Lite
Software OpenOffice.org 2.3, Acer Aspire One Mail
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 1 year warranty
Service & Support Details Traveller warranty – 1 year
Storage Controller
Type Serial ATA
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/ACNB8136?cidp=Shopzilla

Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook PC

£ 224,24

Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook PC / Intel® Atom™ processor N270 1.60GHz / 1GB RAM / 120GB 2.5″ HDD / InviLink™ 802.11b/g / 8.9″ WSVGA LCD / Crystal Eye webcam / Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite / Sapphire Blue

Specifications
Product Description Aspire One AOA150-Ab – Mini-Notebook PC
Cover colour Sapphire Blue
Processor 1 x Intel® Atom™ N270, 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB
Chipset Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express
Cache 512KB – L2 Cache
Storage 120GB
2.5″ 9.5mm
Card Reader 5-in-1 card reader
Networking Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
RAM 1GB (installed) / 1.5GB (max)
533MHz DDR II SDRAM
Graphics Processor Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
256MB Shared Memory
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers
Wireless LAN aerial
Built-in digital microphone
Camera 0.3MP
Audio High-definition audio support
OS Provided Linpus™ Linux® Lite version
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.9 x 17 x 2.9 cm
Weight 1.26kg
Warranty One-year International Travelers Warranty

General
Colour Sapphire Blue
Weight 1.26kg
Height 2.9 cm
Depth 17 cm
Width 24.9 cm
Built-in Devices Microphone, stereo speakers, keyboard, touchpad, display,

Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 5-in-1 card reader

System Type Notebook
Expansion / Connectivity

I/O Ports Multi-in-1 card reader, SD™ Card reader for storage expansion, Three USB 2.0 ports,
External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, Ethernet
(RJ-45) port, DC-in jack for AC adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details Limited warranty – parts and labour – 1 year – carry-in

Service & Support 1 year warranty

Processor

Data Bus Speed 533 MHz

Processor Intel® Atom™ processor N270 1.60 GHz

RAM

Form Factor SO DIMM

Technology DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM

Installed Size 1GB (installed) / 1.5GB (max)

Storage

Type 120GB 2.5″ 9.5mm HDD

Networking

Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, , IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Networking Wireless NIC – Acer InviLink™ Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Power

Power Provided 30 W adapter with power cord

Power Device External

Video

Video Memory Up to 8MB Shared Graphics Memory

Graphics Processor / Vendor Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express

Audio

Audio Input Microphone – Built-in digital microphone

Compliant Standards High-Definition audio support

Audio Output Two built-in stereo speakers

Display

Colour support 262,000 colours supported

Max Resolution 1024 x 600 pixel

Display Type 8.9″ WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD

Cache Memory

Installed Size 512 KB

Type L2 Cache

Input Device(s)

Type Keyboard, touchpad

Battery

Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)

Capacity 24 W 2200 mAh

Technology Lithium Ion – 3-cell

Operating System / Software

OS Provided Linpus™ GNU/linux® Lite version

Software OpenOffice 2.3, Aspire one Mail, Messenger

Awards

Certifications Personal Computer World, Recommended: August 2008, Personal

Computer World, Recommended, September 2008, Pc Pro, Recommended, September 2008,

PC Advisor, Gold Award, September 2008,

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=321006&sourceid=2020

ASUS EeePC 701 GNU/linux 4GB + Huawei Modem USB E220

299 €

Caratteristiche Principali PC:

* Processore: Intel Celeron
* Frequenza: 900 MHz
* Memoria RAM: 512 MB
* Hard disk: 4 GB SSD
* Schermo: 7″ (800×600)
* Sistema Op.: Linux Xandros
* Connettività: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g – Lan 10/100
* Peso: 0.92Kg
* In/Out: 3 USB – uscita VGA
* Add On: Smart Card Reader – Webcam

Caratteristiche Principali Data Kit:

* Tecnologia: HSPDA 7.2/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS
* Frequenza: 900/1800/1900
* Memoria interna: 32MB
* Dimensioni: 89x43x15 mm.
* Peso: 50 gr.

Software

* Sistema Operativo: GNU/linux Xandros

In confezione

* CD-Rom con SW Mac
* 2 Cavo dati mini USB
* Quick User Guide

http://www.tim.it/consumer/c365/i3329/o65682/prodotto.do?gclid=CM2dtbnh6ZcCFQsJ3wodkHzfDA

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[07]Comex [08]Compal *.Santech [09]Dell [10]Elonex [11]Ergo [12]Hitachi
[13]Hyundai [14]Ideaprogress [15]Laclinux [16]Lemote [17]Nevada *.Elettrodata [18]ProStar  [19]Quanta [20]Santech [21]Toshiba

il simbolo *. significa = distribuito da

*. distribuito da Santech
*. distribuito da Elettrodata

ASUS Eee PC 1000 40G Netbook Linux (Fine Ebony) – Intel ATOM N270 10″ 1GB RAM 40GB SSD GNU/linux

$389.00

ASUS Eee PC 1000 40G Netbook GNU/linux (Fine Ebony) – Intel ATOM N270 10″ 1GB RAM 40GB SSD GNU/linux
Embrace Easy, Excellent and Exciting Computing with New Eee PC™ 1000
* Intel ATOM CPU
* Large Screen and Keyboard for Comfortable Usage
* Shock proof SSD* design for reliable computing
* Up to 8 hours** of battery life
* Exclusive 20GB Eee Internet Storage (Only on 1000, not 1000H)
* High speed connectivity anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n
* Unique design to fit your individual personality

MPN EEEPC1000-BK003
UPC 884840273622
Condition Brand New Retail
Screen Size 10.2″
Screen Resolution 1024×600 (WSVGA)
LCD Type LED Backlight
Chipset Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Chipset
Processor Intel ATOM Processor
Hard Drive 40GB SSD + 20GB Online
Memory 1GB DDR2
Battery 6 Cell
Operating System GNU/linux
Audio Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Graphic Intel GMA 950
Microphone Digital Array Mic
Speakers 2 Internal Stereo Speakers
Audio Jack – Out (3.5mm) 1
Audio Jack – In (3.5mm) 1
WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0 Yes
LAN / Connector 10/100 Mbps / RJ-45
USB 2.0 ports 3
Memory Card Reader MMC/SD(SDHC)
VGA Port 1 (D-sub 15 pin)
Integrated Camera 1.3 Megapixels
Mouse (USB) No
Sleeve Case Yes
Battery Life 7.5* hours
Unit Weight 2.94 lbs (with Battery)
Unit Dimensions (W x D x H) 10.47″ x 7.53″ x 1.12″ ~ 1.50″
Warranty 1 Year Warranty, (6 months for battery)
Software Open Office
Skype, and over 50 other AP’s
Notes * Actual battery life will depend on operations and settings.
* Estimated maximum battery life is measured by Battery Mark (Super Hybrid Engine Power-Saving mode with both WiFi and Camera disabled).

http://www.mobileadvance.com/product.php?productid=336

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The Raven 4 lb linux

$2250-4150

Full Linux support: up to 13.3″ WXGA+ w/ X @ 1440×900
Full Linux support: 1200 – 2400 MHz Core 2 Duo
Full Linux support: 2 G – 4 G RAM, expands to 4 G
Full Linux support: 64 – 320 GB Hard Drive
Full Linux support: CDRW/DVD Drive, or DVD+/-RW Drive

Specification: only 2.9 – 4.4 pounds

Full Linux support: 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet
Full Linux support: 802.11a/b/g (54Mbps) WiFi
Full Linux support: Bluetooth
Full Linux support: Fingerprint Scanner

Specification: GNU/linux Pre-Configured (dual boot available)

Specification: EmperorLinux user’s manual
Specification: Three years warranty and One year tech support:

The EmperorLinux standard Support Care Package includes one year of phone and email technical support for GNU/linux as described below. This support extends to the original purchaser or the end-user initially identified at the time of order placement.

GNU/linux Support:

EmperorLinux, Inc. (EmperorLinux) provides the GNU/linux operating system (GNU/linux OS) (in the form of several different GNU/linux software distributions) installed, configured, and tested on hardware that we have tested and certify to be GNU/linux compatible. EmperorLinux strives to provide the state of the art in GNU/linux support on all our hardware offerings. This means we will provide technical support for your use of a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux on systems purchased from EmperorLinux. This support covers hardware components of the system listed on our website as supported under GNU/linux as of the date of your purchase. We may offer and install peripherals, whether external or internal to a laptop or notebook system, that are not supplied by the same manufacturer as the laptop or notebook system. EmperorLinux guarantees that all peripherals purchased from us on a particular order will function properly under GNU/linux on the system for which they were ordered. EmperorLinux makes no warranty as to the function of any system or peripherals under any OS that is not a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux.

linux Kernel Upgrades:

All EmperorLinux systems ship with one or more custom kernels (the empkernel) that are specifically designed for use on a particular laptop or notebook. The linux kernel is the core of the GNU/linux OS, and the empkernel is required to get the full functionality of the system hardware under linux. EmperorLinux does not recommend, support or warrant the use of a stock distribution kernel on our systems. Customers have access to source and pre-compiled native package versions of up to date empkernels on our website.

GNU/linux OS Upgrades:

If, within the first three (3) months of system ownership, the end user decides to upgrade the installed GNU/linux OS to the next latest version of that GNU/linux distribution, we will provide installation support, updated configuration files (the empconfigs), and an updated kernel (the empkernel) via email and or download free of charge. Any upgrades after three months or any upgrades to a different Linux distribution will require a Depot install.

Hardware warranty:

The hardware warranty is provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and EmperorLinux does not provide any hardware warranty. EmperorLinux will assist the customer in a determination of whether a particular support issue is hardware or software related. If the problem is hardware related, the end user customer will interact directly with the OEM for hardware warranty service.

Windows Support:

We do not provide any support for Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows OS). If your EmperorLinux system has a dual-boot of Windows and GNU/linux, the Windows OS was installed by the hardware manufacturer, and all Windows support questions should be directed to them. EmperorLinux does not offer support for, or express or imply warranty for any peripherals, either internal or external to the machine, as functioning under the Windows OS.

possibility to be customized http://www.emperorlinux.com/mfgr/lenovo/raven

where to buy it: http://www.emperorlinux.com/mfgr/lenovo

The Toucan 5 lb linux

$1565-5570

up to 15.4″

WUXGA w/ X

@ 1920×1200
Full Linux support: 2260 – 2800 MHz Core 2 Duo
Full Linux support: 1 G – 8 G RAM, expands to 8 G
Full Linux support: 128 – 200 GB Solid State Hard Drive
Full Linux support: DVD+/-RW Drive, or DVD+/-RW:DL Drive, or CDRW/DVD Drive, or Blu-ray Drive

Specification: 5.3 – 6.4 pounds

Full Linux support: 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet
Full Linux support: 802.11a/g/n (100Mbps) WiFi
Full Linux support: Bluetooth

Specification: Linux Pre-Configured (dual boot available)

Specification: EmperorLinux user’s manual
Specification: Three years warranty and One year tech support

The EmperorLinux standard Support Care Package includes one year of phone and email technical support for GNU/linux as described below. This support extends to the original purchaser or the end-user initially identified at the time of order placement.

GNU/linux Support:

EmperorLinux, Inc. (EmperorLinux) provides the GNU/linux operating system (GNU/linux OS) (in the form of several different GNU/linux software distributions) installed, configured, and tested on hardware that we have tested and certify to be GNU/linux compatible. EmperorLinux strives to provide the state of the art in GNU/linux support on all our hardware offerings. This means we will provide technical support for your use of a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux on systems purchased from EmperorLinux. This support covers hardware components of the system listed on our website as supported under GNU/linux as of the date of your purchase. We may offer and install peripherals, whether external or internal to a laptop or notebook system, that are not supplied by the same manufacturer as the laptop or notebook system. EmperorLinux guarantees that all peripherals purchased from us on a particular order will function properly under GNU/linux on the system for which they were ordered. EmperorLinux makes no warranty as to the function of any system or peripherals under any OS that is not a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux.

linux Kernel Upgrades:

All EmperorLinux systems ship with one or more custom kernels (the empkernel) that are specifically designed for use on a particular laptop or notebook. The linux kernel is the core of the GNU/linux OS, and the empkernel is required to get the full functionality of the system hardware under linux. EmperorLinux does not recommend, support or warrant the use of a stock distribution kernel on our systems. Customers have access to source and pre-compiled native package versions of up to date empkernels on our website.

GNU/linux OS Upgrades:

If, within the first three (3) months of system ownership, the end user decides to upgrade the installed GNU/linux OS to the next latest version of that GNU/linux distribution, we will provide installation support, updated configuration files (the empconfigs), and an updated kernel (the empkernel) via email and or download free of charge. Any upgrades after three months or any upgrades to a different Linux distribution will require a Depot install.

Hardware warranty:

The hardware warranty is provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and EmperorLinux does not provide any hardware warranty. EmperorLinux will assist the customer in a determination of whether a particular support issue is hardware or software related. If the problem is hardware related, the end user customer will interact directly with the OEM for hardware warranty service.

Windows Support:

We do not provide any support for Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows OS). If your EmperorLinux system has a dual-boot of Windows and GNU/linux, the Windows OS was installed by the hardware manufacturer, and all Windows support questions should be directed to them. EmperorLinux does not offer support for, or express or imply warranty for any peripherals, either internal or external to the machine, as functioning under the Windows OS.

The Raptor 8 lb linux

$4100-7200

17″ WUXGA w/ X

1920×1200
Full Linux support: 2800 MHz Core 2 Duo,
or 2530 MHz Core 2 Quad
Full Linux support: 4 G – 8 G RAM, expands to 8 G
Full Linux support: 200 – 640 GB Hard Drive
Full Linux support: DVD+/-RW:DL Drive, or Blu-ray Disc Drive

Specification: 8.8 pounds

Full Linux support: 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet
Full Linux support: 802.11a/g/n (100Mbps) WiFi
Full Linux support: Bluetooth

Specification: Linux Pre-Configured (dual boot available)

EmperorLinux user’s manual

Specification: Three years warranty and One year tech support

The EmperorLinux standard Support Care Package includes one year of phone and email technical support for GNU/linux as described below. This support extends to the original purchaser or the end-user initially identified at the time of order placement.

GNU/linux Support:

EmperorLinux, Inc. (EmperorLinux) provides the GNU/linux operating system (GNU/linux OS) (in the form of several different GNU/linux software distributions) installed, configured, and tested on hardware that we have tested and certify to be GNU/linux compatible. EmperorLinux strives to provide the state of the art in GNU/linux support on all our hardware offerings. This means we will provide technical support for your use of a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux on systems purchased from EmperorLinux. This support covers hardware components of the system listed on our website as supported under GNU/linux as of the date of your purchase. We may offer and install peripherals, whether external or internal to a laptop or notebook system, that are not supplied by the same manufacturer as the laptop or notebook system. EmperorLinux guarantees that all peripherals purchased from us on a particular order will function properly under GNU/linux on the system for which they were ordered. EmperorLinux makes no warranty as to the function of any system or peripherals under any OS that is not a GNU/linux OS installed by EmperorLinux.

linux Kernel Upgrades:

All EmperorLinux systems ship with one or more custom kernels (the empkernel) that are specifically designed for use on a particular laptop or notebook. The linux kernel is the core of the GNU/linux OS, and the empkernel is required to get the full functionality of the system hardware under linux. EmperorLinux does not recommend, support or warrant the use of a stock distribution kernel on our systems. Customers have access to source and pre-compiled native package versions of up to date empkernels on our website.

GNU/linux OS Upgrades:

If, within the first three (3) months of system ownership, the end user decides to upgrade the installed GNU/linux OS to the next latest version of that GNU/linux distribution, we will provide installation support, updated configuration files (the empconfigs), and an updated kernel (the empkernel) via email and or download free of charge. Any upgrades after three months or any upgrades to a different Linux distribution will require a Depot install.

Hardware warranty:

The hardware warranty is provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and EmperorLinux does not provide any hardware warranty. EmperorLinux will assist the customer in a determination of whether a particular support issue is hardware or software related. If the problem is hardware related, the end user customer will interact directly with the OEM for hardware warranty service.

Windows Support:

We do not provide any support for Microsoft Windows operating systems (Windows OS). If your EmperorLinux system has a dual-boot of Windows and GNU/linux, the Windows OS was installed by the hardware manufacturer, and all Windows support questions should be directed to them. EmperorLinux does not offer support for, or express or imply warranty for any peripherals, either internal or external to the machine, as functioning under the Windows OS.

index of support: http://downloads.emperorlinux.com/support

ASUS EEEPC 7014G 216.00EUR

Processore Celeron M Ultra Low Voltage 353 900 MHz
RAM 512 MB DDR2
Hard Disk (GB) 4GB SSD
Peso (Kg) 0,92 Kg
Schermo (Pollici) 7″ WVGA 800×480
Connettività 802.11 b/g
10/100 LAN
Sistema Operativo Linux
Chipset FSB 400 MHZ 512 KB L2 CACHE
Scheda grafica Intel 910 GML Intel GMA 900 UMA
Card reader slot MMC(Multi media card)
SD (Secur Digital)
Audio Audio CODEC ad alta definizione
Speaker e microfono integrati
Dimensioni (l x a x p) mm 22,5 x 3 x 16
Interfaccia 3x USB 2.0
Stereo Speaker
VGA OUT
Head out
Mic In
Batteria Batteria 4 celle
Dispositivo di puntamento Touchpad integrato
Webcam Integrata 0.3 Million Pixels
Altro Borsa
Garanzia Due anni di garanzia intenazionale con formula door-to-door, che prevede il ritiro e la riconsegna del portatile a domicilio a mezzo corriere espresso con tempi medi d’intervento di 5 giorni lavorativi esclusi i tempi necessari per il ritiro, il trasporto e la restituzione del notebook, nonchè per l’approvvigionamento di eventuali componenti compromessi. Tale termine è da considerarsi indicativo e non perentorio. Colore Bianco (Pearl White)

http://www.airone-lt.eu/linux-notebook-c-28215.html

Toshiba NB100-11R Part Number: PLL10E-00X00G3Prezzo End User 248,42 + IVA 20% = 298,104 euro

Processore Tipo : Intel® Atom™ processor N270
Velocità del clock : 1.60 GHz
Front Side Bus : 533 MHz
Cache di secondo livello : 512 KB
Sistema operativo
Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Design Colour colour : Cosmic Black
Memoria di sistema Standard : 512 MB
Espandibile fino a : 1,024 MB
Tecnologia : DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)
Hard disk Capacità : 80 GB
Certificazione : S.M.A.R.T.
Display Ampiezza schermo : 8.9 ”
Tipo : Toshiba TruBrite® WSVGA TFT display with LED backlight
Risoluzione : 1,024 x 600
Adattatore grafico Produttore : Intel®
Tipo : Mobile Intel® GMA 950
Memoria totale : up to 224 MB total available graphics memory with 512 MB system memory
Tipo di memoria : shared
Risoluzione video interna
Massima risoluzione video esterna Risoluzione massima : 2,048 x 1,536
Refresh rate massimo : 120 Hz
Risoluzione non interlacciata con il massimo refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200
Interfacce 1 x DC-in
1 x Monitor esterno
1 x RJ-45
1 x Microfono esterno
1 x microfono integrato
1 x cuffie (stereo)
3 (1 sinistra, 2 destra) x USB 2.0 Sleep-and-Charge
1 x integrated VGA Web Camera
1 x 4-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SD™ Cards up to 16 GB, Memory Stick® up to 256 MB, Memory Stick Pro™ up to 2 GB and MultiMedia Card™ up to 2 GB)
Espansioni 1 x slot di memoria
Comunicazione Wireless Certificato : Wi-Fi®
Supporto Network : 802.11b/g
Tecnologia Wireless : Wireless LAN
Comunicazione Tipologia : Fast Ethernet LAN
Velocità : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Sistema audio Formato audio supportato : 24-bit stereo
Altoparlanti : built-in stereo speakers
Tastiera Tasti : 80
Tasti Windows : Yes
Sistema di puntamento Tipo : Touch Pad
Batteria Tecnologia : ioni di litio
Autonomia massima : up to 3h50min (Mobile Mark™ 2007)
Alimentatore Tensione in entrata : adattatore AC (100/240 V) per l’utilizzo in tutto il mondo
Dimensioni lxpxh : 225 x 190.5 x 29.5 (front) / 33 (rear) mm
Peso : starting at 1.05 kg
Garanzia 1 anno internazionale carry in, con servizio di Pick Up & Return nazionale

Importante: Fatto salvo i diritti del consumatore previsti dal D.Lgs. n. 206/2005, la garanzia convenzionale del Produttore TOSHIBA e’annuale
Hardware incorporato Alimentatore
Software incorporati Evolution Mail and Calendar
Users guide
OpenOffice.org Suite
Totem Movie Player
Cheese Web Camera Software
Ubuntu Accessories (Calculator, Dictionary, Text Editor, Disk Usage Analyser, Manage Print Jobs, Password and Encryption Keys, Terminal)
Gnome Sound Recorder
F-Spot Photo Manager
E-book Reader
Pidgin Internet Messenger
Firefox®
Rhythmbox Music Player
Toshiba EasyMedia Video Camera & Microfono integrati
USB Sleep-and-Charge
Diversity Antenna
Adattatore Bridge Media Integrato
Caratteristiche di sicurezza Password per HDD su richiesta
password di supervisor
Memoria principale (con vite)
Password di utenza
Feritoia per cavo Kensington Lock
alloggiamento batteria principale con sicura scorrevole
Hard disk principale (con vite)
Caratteristiche speciali ENERGY STAR qualified computer
Video Camera iintegrata da 1.3 Megapixels per Video over IP
Microfono integrato per Voice over IP
HD Audio supporting
SM BIOS compliant
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
Certificazione Questo prodotto è conforme ai requisiti delle direttive europee applicabili per i marchi CE.

http://it.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Toshiba-NB100-11R/1058543/toshibaShop/false

thread 080

SKU Number: 12697-CUSTOM-2
IBM THINKPAD T43 LAPTOP
PM 1.86 512MB 40GB COMBO
56K WIFI 14.1″ XGA UBUNTU
Refurbished – Reconditioned

Condition: Reconditioned/Refurbished
Display Maximum Resolution: 1024 x 768
Display Size/Type: 14.1 XGA
Floppy: No Floppy Drive
Hard Drive: 40GB
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Memory Installed: 512MB
Miscellaneous Feature: Custom Paint (See Picture)
Modem: 56K
Network Card: 10/100/1000 + Wifi
Operating System: Ubuntu Linux
Optical Drive: DVD/CDRW Combo
Pointing Device: TrackPoint or Touchpad
Ports: 2xUSB 2.0, VGA, Parallel, S-Video Out, Infared
Processor: Intel Pentium M
Processor Speed: 1.86GHz
Product Includes: Battery, AC Adapter, Power Cord
Sound Card: Integrated Audio
Video Card: ATI Radeon X300 Graphics Card with 64MB RAM

http://affordablecomputers.com/pages/products.php/12697-CUSTOM-2

FreeBSD developer sues Lenovo over Windows license refund refusal
Aug. 17, 2009 (8:33 am) By: Matthew Humphries http://www.geek.com/users/Matthew

In a complete contrast to a few weeks ago when Amazon gave a customer an 11% discount http://www.geek.com/articles/news/amazon-customer-returns-windows-gets-11-asus-netbook-discount-20090724 for not wanting Windows on a netbook, a Danish FreeBSD developer is suing Lenovo for refusing a similar refund.

The developer is Poul-Henning Kamp and the lawsuit has been filed in Denmark.

On August 10th Poul bought a Lenovo T400s which was supplied with Windows Vista Business edition.

On first boot the usual Windows license appears asking the user to agree and includes the following passage:

By taking the software in use, you agree to these terms.

If you do not accept the conditions, you have no right to use the software.

Contact the manufacturer who installed the software to get information on how to get reimbursement for the purchase or a credit note.

As Poul will be using the laptop for FreeBSD he did not require Windows and therefore contacted Lenovo for a refund.

The response he got was that Lenovo would not issue a refund just for the operating system as it is sold as a package with the laptop, but they would give a refund for the entire machine.

Poul is now suing Lenovo for the cost of the license arguing that Lenovo’s decision not to refund is in conflict with what it states on the Windows license on the machine.

He also wants the company to clearly state on its website that buying any laptop preinstalled with Windows comes with the choice of getting a refund for choosing not to use Windows.

Read more at Fight Against the Microsoft Tax (Google Translated), http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fphk.freebsd.dk%2FMicrosoftSkat%2F&sl=da&tl=en found via Slashdot http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/08/14/1324238/Danish-FreeBSD-Dev-Sues-Lenovo-Over-Microsoft-Tax?art_pos=25

Matthew’s Opinion

In this day and age where you can go on to a website like Dell and choose everything in fine detail, from the processor and memory to the color of the laptop casing, is amazes me that the option of an operating system is still so backwards.

I have encountered a similar frustration recently where I attempted to get Acer to agree a refund on a preinstalled OS.

They refused at first, so I pointed them to the Windows license agreement, after a few e-mails they agreed, but then stated that the machine would have to be shipped to them to have the OS removed costing me more than the refund was worth.

Acer lost my business as I thankfully did this check before buying the machine.

Tags: Denmark http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/denmark FreeBSD http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/freebsd lawsuit http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/lawsuit lenovo http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/poul-henning-kamp Windows license http://www.geek.com/articles/tagged/windows-license

I hope Poul sees some success with his lawsuit as everyone should be given a choice in the operating system they use.

Just because the majority of people select Windows doesn’t mean you can make it difficult not to use it.

The whole setup is there because it is easier for the manufacturers to preinstall than to wait for the user to select an OS.

Operating system choice remains the one choice users do not seem to have on a new laptop unless they pay for Windows and then uninstall it, or fight for a refund.

There are a few cases where Linux laptops are available, but they aren’t as widespread as they should be.

How about supplying machines without an OS and including a Windows installation disc instead?
That would be easier for everyone and most users would likely still choose Windows.

http://www.geek.com/articles/news/freebsd-developer-sues-lenovo-over-windows-license-refund-refusal-20090817/comment-page-1/#comment-1795452

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