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Bestlink Alpha 400 Redefines Ultracheap Laptops

Bestlink Alpha 400
By Evan Ackerman

If the Asus Eee 700 just a little bit out of your price range at $300, have a look at the Bestlink Alpha 400. It costs only $250, or if you’re willing to buy a hundred of ‘em, only $180. At under $200, the Bestlink Alpha 400 is practically disposable. So what do you get for that? No surprises: it’s pretty bleak. It comes with a 400mHz CPU with 128mb of RAM, 1 or 2 gigs of memory, an SD slot and USB ports, and a 7″ 800×400 screen. It will, of course, be running some flavor Linux.

This is pretty seriously bare bones, but if you commit to a laptop that is only for email/internet, paying under $200 (I have no doubt that they’ll be showing up online for that much) is appealing. Personally, I can’t survive on that, and I just have to have a little more. I’ll be paying nearly three times as much for that little bit extra in the form of the MSI Wind next month… Is it worth it? I really don’t know yet, I guess we’ll see.

[ Bestlink ] VIA [ Engadget ]








  • Gerry

    Bleak??? Yeah….
    But that’s 100 times faster than my first 4mhz computer with over 600 times more RAM and data storage.

    You kids are SO spoiled these days….

  • http://www.exon-technology.com Fran Wong

    Hello all,

    This is Fran from Exon. We are the Chinese ODM manufacturer of the 7″ minilaptop Linux computers which are also offered by different oversea OEM brands (Alpha 400, 3K RazorBook 400, Trendtac, etc).

    Our current offer for 1K of these computers is USD89 each (2008 Nov), and we have just also upgraded the processor to Intel XScale. Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Fran Wong
    Marketing Executive
    Exon International Technology Co Ltd
    http://www.exon-technology.com

  • http://www.exon-technology.com Fran Wong

    Hello all,

    This is Fran from Exon. We are the Chinese ODM manufacturer of the 7″ minilaptop Linux computers which are also offered by different oversea OEM brands (Alpha 400, 3K RazorBook 400, Trendtac, etc).

    Our current offer for 1K of these computers is USD89 each (2008 Nov), and we have just also upgraded the processor to Intel XScale. Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Fran Wong
    Marketing Executive
    Exon International Technology Co Ltd
    http://www.exon-technology.com

  • http://www.exon-technology.com Fran Wong

    Hello all,

    This is Fran from Exon. We are the Chinese ODM manufacturer of the 7″ minilaptop Linux computers which are also offered by different oversea OEM brands (Alpha 400, 3K RazorBook 400, Trendtac, etc).

    Our current offer for 1K of these computers is USD89 each (2008 Nov), and we have just also upgraded the processor to Intel XScale. Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Fran Wong
    Marketing Executive
    Exon International Technology Co Ltd
    http://www.exon-technology.com