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Postby durain » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 6:32 pm

look, if you are poor and cant afford anything, then just use what you got. why do you think having a small wifi device will help you in your work?

so put the S$200 in your MRT card so that you can goto college more often to use their computer there to do your work.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 12 Jan 2008 7:28 pm

durain wrote:you might want to hold on buying the eee pc!

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/01/10 ... es_eee_pc/


Everex itself, is not a great threat, all they appear to have done, is buy components, and set them together, with the very old C7 processor by Via....but you are on the right track. F.I.C will have to improve on the processor with Via first, along with the motherboard to make a big difference, although the EEEPC is a 900 hertz and the Everex is a 1.200 hertz, the rest of the components on the motherboard, have to be optimal, as well as compatible, to get the most out of it..VIA shares have been rock bottom for a while now, because of the licence trouble, with intel...but I guess I will take interest in Via.

Of course Intel is the major player, but we mustn't forget, that the Taiwanese hold most of the cards...to pull together and knock Intel for 6, because Via does have the ability for a better processor...although I believe Via will come out with their own brand.....they may fail on the customer service, like someone mentioned, it's more likely, they may work with Asus or FIC or even Elite Systems...It's a good sign, that Via may start moving back into a competitive role with Intel.

I cannot remember who said Via, was rubbish, which I disbelieve, becuase their largest proportion of motherboards are using Via Chipset, although I believe customer service maybe weak....the processors can compete with Intel, any time of the day! More competitors can only be good, for us!

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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 2:00 am

Just launched in Germany by Via & Maxdata

Maxdata Belinea s.book 1 mini-notebook specifications

Item
Detail

Processor
VIA C7-M, ULV 1.2GHz

Display
7-inch display

Memory
1GB

Hard drive
80GB

HDD
DVD-RW optional via USB

WLAN
802.11 b/g

Chipset
VIA VX700

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Postby durain » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 3:36 am

link? fotos?

actually, when samsung came out with it's first UMPC, i got one in for a trial. unfortunately in terms of mobile usability, it wasnt any good as the battery life is only about 1 hour.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 5:22 am

durain wrote:link? fotos?

actually, when samsung came out with it's first UMPC, i got one in for a trial. unfortunately in terms of mobile usability, it wasnt any good as the battery life is only about 1 hour.


You will find it on www.digitimes.com, although no photo's, you will get all the new techology developments, but you have to sign up and pay to read, the archives.....Its a good information site if you are investing in tech shares.

Most people don't know that Taiwan make most of the worlds Flat TV's, for samsung, sony and other famous brands now, because of the consolidation, in the industry.

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Postby durain » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 7:13 am

ksl wrote:Most people don't know that Taiwan make most of the worlds Flat TV's, for samsung, sony and other famous brands now, because of the consolidation, in the industry.


you sure it's taiwan and not korea? (and china!). there's only a handful of LCD/plasma manufacturer now as all the big companies joined up, like samsung and sony, where the LCD panels are the same (but not the electronics). even the japanese companies are joining together in the manufacturing and R&D.

oh yeah, digitimes. always a good source for "inside info". somehow something always leak into digitimes :P

so back to the PDA..... good or bad?

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Postby solitude » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:43 am

i'm totally confused alr.
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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:04 am

you sure it's taiwan and not korea? (and china!). there's only a handful of LCD/plasma manufacturer now as all the big companies joined up, like samsung and sony, where the LCD panels are the same (but not the electronics). even the japanese companies are joining together in the manufacturing and R&D.

Positive about Flat TV, becuase Samsung who were the biggest, started to outsource to Taiwan, instead of building new fabs, along with Japan, I invest in 4 of Taiwans. AUO, CMO, Hannstar, ChungWha Picture Tube, Although more competitors came into the market...the last 2 have sold off their 3rd generation fabs, to become profitable, and to focus on core activity.

PDA's, I think we will see, them die out, for the 7 inch mini laptop, they just have to upgrade, them instead of using old components, although they will have to overcome, the heat problems, if they want more speed.

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Postby littleredbook » Tue, 17 Jun 2008 3:53 am

durain wrote:how about a nokia E61 which is "blackberry" size or slightly bigger but still pocketable a nokia N880 (or the older version which will be cheaper, the N800 or 770).

i think at the end of the day, it is really what you want to use it for. i have used the nokia E61 (wifi) and blackberry 8800 (gprs/edge) to surf the net and it is terrible as the screen is so small! initially i thought it's so cool to surf the net within my palm but after a while, i got bored with the scrolling up/down and left/right.

another option could be the asus eee PC. small enuf to lug about and big enuf screen to do some serious surfing the net.






hi bro...so sorry to off thread a bit here.....I saw a thread posted by you long long time ago regarding the palm vx....wondering if you still have or able to find the charger of the mentioned pda with you. I need the charger to charge up to the pda to retrieve some data from the pda....

hope to hear good news from you real soon....

thks

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Postby Wish Master » Thu, 26 Jun 2008 10:17 am

solitude wrote:but my budget is limiting me! I can only afford to pay to the maximum $200. Argh! What should I do????


If you don't mind second hand, eg. go to http://sg.hardwarezone.com/marketplace/ ... &id=155713


There are few more like that. Browse yourself and find.

By the way, can negotiate the price with seller.

I bought it mine from that web page. Almost brand new and I just need to change new battery. XDA 2i is wifi enable. Now I can use as organizer, check email, make phone call, surf internet (in WIFI available places like Mc Donald), street directory, use Mapking 2007 for drive around (must use with satellite receiver), read e books etc.

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Postby thaingo » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 4:13 pm

solitude wrote:but my budget is limiting me! I can only afford to pay to the maximum $200. Argh! What should I do????

About 200sgd then you should consider Nokia E61. It's really good, I had used it for a long time.
Just only one disadvantage is quite big vs other pdas. :)

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Postby redhead » Wed, 09 Jul 2008 9:47 am

hi there, you can try w960i or samsung omnia


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