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Lenovo now enters the "netbook" fray:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the specs and the price, it is certainly competitive with the MSI Wind. RAM is lower (500mb vs 1gb), but price is about $100 cheaper. Also, it comes with a broadcom wireless, vs the Realtech wireless in the Wind which is harder to set up in Linux operating systems (or MacOSX should you be interested in putting either on the laptop). I think it would be useful to have 1gb RAM, so it would be good to know if it is easily upgradeable.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
I think it would be useful to have 1gb RAM, so it would be good to know if it is easily upgradeable.

I'm wondering the same thing. Also with the hard drive. If anyone finds out, please post!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're interested in both more RAM and a bigger HD, Lenovo has an upgraded model which sells for $100 more. This will give you 1gb RAM and a 160gb drive. The price is still slightly lower than that of the MSI Wind and you get double the drive capacity. But by the time this comes out in October, all the mini-laptop makers may be lowering their prices.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
If you're interested in both more RAM and a bigger HD, Lenovo has an upgraded model which sells for $100 more. This will give you 1gb RAM and a 160gb drive. The price is still slightly lower than that of the MSI Wind and you get double the drive capacity. But by the time this comes out in October, all the mini-laptop makers may be lowering their prices.

I could be wrong, but I don't see the upgraded model listed for sale.

I'll probably wait for the reviews. I also noticed these Lenovos have glossy "VibrantView" screens. I believe the Wind and Asus EeePC 1000H are matte with an LED backlight. I would prefer the latter.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm that the MSI Wind doesn't have a glossy display; that would have kept me from buying it. As for the Lenovo HD/RAM upgrade, it was listed on one of the pre-reviews. But you're right; I don't recall seeing it as an option on their website either.
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