Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, RevealsMicrosoft-funded Analyst Firm - Linux

This is a discussion on Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, RevealsMicrosoft-funded Analyst Firm - Linux ; On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:40:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > ,----[ Quote ] > | "Mini-notebooks," which include the hardback-book sized UMPC standard > | engineered by Intel and Microsoft (and manufactured by Samsung, OQO > and | Asus), ...

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  1. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, RevealsMicrosoft-funded Analyst Firm

    On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:40:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | "Mini-notebooks," which include the hardback-book sized UMPC standard
    > | engineered by Intel and Microsoft (and manufactured by Samsung, OQO
    > and | Asus), sold fewer than 350,000 units worldwide in 2007, according
    > to IDC | data.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/24/app...rne-tech-ebiz-

    cx_rr_1225appletab.html?partner=yahootix
    >
    > That's horrible.
    >
    > Ahead of Christmas alone, Asus sold a large number of Linux-based
    > "Mini-notebooks" (over 350,000), despite serious shortages. 5 million
    > more, IIRC, are expected to be sold next year, with rising estimates.


    It's the pricepoint. Most of these sub-compact PCs are in the $1500-$2000
    range. The Eee is $400 (I just saw it at "The Source" - Formerly known as
    Radio Shack - For $350). I'd rather buy a normal laptop for $800-$1000
    and an Eee for $400. That way I can have a really small cheap laptop for
    short excursions and the big laptop for longer work excursions.

  2. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, Reveals Microsoft-funded Analyst Firm

    ____/ alt on Thursday 27 December 2007 04:34 : \____

    > On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:40:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | "Mini-notebooks," which include the hardback-book sized UMPC standard
    >> | engineered by Intel and Microsoft (and manufactured by Samsung, OQO
    >> and | Asus), sold fewer than 350,000 units worldwide in 2007, according
    >> to IDC | data.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/24/app...rne-tech-ebiz-

    > cx_rr_1225appletab.html?partner=yahootix
    >>
    >> That's horrible.
    >>
    >> Ahead of Christmas alone, Asus sold a large number of Linux-based
    >> "Mini-notebooks" (over 350,000), despite serious shortages. 5 million
    >> more, IIRC, are expected to be sold next year, with rising estimates.

    >
    > It's the pricepoint. Most of these sub-compact PCs are in the $1500-$2000
    > range. The Eee is $400 (I just saw it at "The Source" - Formerly known as
    > Radio Shack - For $350). I'd rather buy a normal laptop for $800-$1000
    > and an Eee for $400. That way I can have a really small cheap laptop for
    > short excursions and the big laptop for longer work excursions.


    A $5000-$10000 Surface is out of the question then, I suppose. It won't fir in
    your pouch, either.

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  3. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, RevealsMicrosoft-funded Analyst Firm

    On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 07:51:07 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > ____/ alt on Thursday 27 December 2007 04:34 : \____
    >
    >> On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:40:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | "Mini-notebooks," which include the hardback-book sized UMPC
    >>> standard | engineered by Intel and Microsoft (and manufactured by
    >>> Samsung, OQO and | Asus), sold fewer than 350,000 units worldwide in
    >>> 2007, according to IDC | data.
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>> http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/24/app...rne-tech-ebiz-

    >> cx_rr_1225appletab.html?partner=yahootix
    >>>
    >>> That's horrible.
    >>>
    >>> Ahead of Christmas alone, Asus sold a large number of Linux-based
    >>> "Mini-notebooks" (over 350,000), despite serious shortages. 5 million
    >>> more, IIRC, are expected to be sold next year, with rising estimates.

    >>
    >> It's the pricepoint. Most of these sub-compact PCs are in the
    >> $1500-$2000 range. The Eee is $400 (I just saw it at "The Source" -
    >> Formerly known as Radio Shack - For $350). I'd rather buy a normal
    >> laptop for $800-$1000 and an Eee for $400. That way I can have a really
    >> small cheap laptop for short excursions and the big laptop for longer
    >> work excursions.

    >
    > A $5000-$10000 Surface is out of the question then, I suppose. It won't
    > fir in your pouch, either.


    I can't see why I would want an table-style frogger game in my living
    room....


  4. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Origami a Total Failure, Reveals Microsoft-funded Analyst Firm

    ____/ alt on Tuesday 01 January 2008 21:24 : \____

    > On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 07:51:07 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> ____/ alt on Thursday 27 December 2007 04:34 : \____
    >>
    >>> On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:40:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>>> | "Mini-notebooks," which include the hardback-book sized UMPC
    >>>> standard | engineered by Intel and Microsoft (and manufactured by
    >>>> Samsung, OQO and | Asus), sold fewer than 350,000 units worldwide in
    >>>> 2007, according to IDC | data.
    >>>> `----
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.forbes.com/2007/12/24/app...rne-tech-ebiz-
    >>> cx_rr_1225appletab.html?partner=yahootix
    >>>>
    >>>> That's horrible.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ahead of Christmas alone, Asus sold a large number of Linux-based
    >>>> "Mini-notebooks" (over 350,000), despite serious shortages. 5 million
    >>>> more, IIRC, are expected to be sold next year, with rising estimates.
    >>>
    >>> It's the pricepoint. Most of these sub-compact PCs are in the
    >>> $1500-$2000 range. The Eee is $400 (I just saw it at "The Source" -
    >>> Formerly known as Radio Shack - For $350). I'd rather buy a normal
    >>> laptop for $800-$1000 and an Eee for $400. That way I can have a really
    >>> small cheap laptop for short excursions and the big laptop for longer
    >>> work excursions.

    >>
    >> A $5000-$10000 Surface is out of the question then, I suppose. It won't
    >> fir in your pouch, either.

    ^t

    Oops.

    > I can't see why I would want an table-style frogger game in my living
    > room....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-uncCJr-k (Seinfeld: Frogger)

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    ~~ Best of wishes

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