[News] GNU/Linux on $99 PC; With Windows, It's 50% More Expensive

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NorhTec Gecko Surfboard: $99 Linux PC in a keyboard

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| The oft-delayed ASUS Eee Keyboard is a great 
| concept – squeezing everything from a nettop 
| into a QWERTY form-factor – but what if your 
| computing ambitions are even more moderate?  
| NorhTec reckon they have the product for you 
| in the shape of the Gecko Surfboard, 
| outwardly a regular QWERTY keyboard but 
| actually packed with a 1GHz x86 system-on-
| chip (SoC), VGA and composite video outputs, 
| 10/100 ethernet and optional WiFi b/g or even 
| 3G. 


Norhtec Gecko Surfboard Keyboard PC

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| The Norhtec Gecko Surfboard Keyboard PC comes 
| with a choice of either Linux or Windows XP 
| as the operating system, prices star at just 
| $99 for the Linux version and about $149 for 
| the Windows XP version.


NorhTec Geko Surfboard Will Be At CES 2010


PC fits into keyboard, uses only five Watts

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| Thailand-based NorhTec announced a device 
| touted as "the world's most energy-efficient 
| desktop computer," offered for only $99 with 
| the Linux version. Built into a standard-
| sized keyboard, the "Gecko Surfboard" runs on 
| a 1GHz x86 SoC (system on chip), operates 
| fanlessly, and uses just five Watts, the 
| company says.



Dell intros new low-cost ultrathin, Vostro V13

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| Dell has introduced a new low-cost ultrathin
| notebook, the Vostro V13. The system closely
| resembles Dell's recently released flagship
| Adamo, except it's lighter and a grand
| cheaper. The Vostro V13 is about 0.65in thin,
| weighs 3.5lbs and starts at $449 with Ubuntu
| 9.04 or $599 with Windows 7 Home Premium.

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