World's Cheapest Netbook Under $100 - at last

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    The world's cheapest netbook now resides in China.

    For consumers who want to go cheaper than cheap, Lanyu from Shenzhen, China has created what's labeled as the world's cheapest netbook on the planet: the eBook LY-EB01. So how cheap is this mechanical beast? Try a whopping 666 Yuan ($98), far less than an iPod Touch, Xbox 360, or a nice, full-featured watch. With that said, we have to question what exactly is running this thing under the hood.

    According to Ubergizmo, not much at all. However, given the price, low-end components should be expected. The netbook comes packed with a 266 MHz AK7802Q216 ARM processor, 128 MB of RAM, a 7-inch 800 x 480 TFT LCD display, Wi-Fi connectivity, a 1800mAH Li-Ion battery, and Microsoft's WinCE 5.0 pre-installed. We're betting this think even has a 56K modem.

    Currently the "netbook" is available in China, however it's unknown whether the device will be available for purchase internationally. If anything, the netbook may be useful to check email or play a few rounds of solitaire. Heck, maybe it will actually play Doom or some other old-school shooter.

    Source : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Netbook-China-Cheapest-eBook,8449.html
     
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    I want it. To run Android or Debian ARM :D
     
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    lol. who would want to waste money on a noteboo which cant run any software of these days?
     
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    Yup, it will be not to run many modern softs but who really wants to run all those heavy apps on netbook which is meant for only surfing the net using a browser.

    With it's 7 inch screen it will be more comfortable to work on this as compared to mobile phone :p & the price tag of just $100 is just awesome for a basic net surfing device which has got plety screen space as comaped to mobile phones.

    & In the future if some linux distro will pop out optimized for this netbook only only I will not be surprised
     
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    Yeah.. Android would certainly rock on it.. btw.. have you guys heard about Zii?...
     
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    WoW! That's really looks cool :p

    Starting from US$199* for Zero GB version in bulk -- ???!!! but the main pic does not say that this device has 32GB built in memory ??
     
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    Any one knows, when it is going to be available in India?
     
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    ^^ Don't know. But I think some distributor/dealer/importer will be eager enough to import it in here :p
     
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