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Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Posted Feb 4, 2009 20:08 UTC (Wed) by jwb (guest, #15467)
Parent article: Aleutia E2: low power to the people

Hrmm, I don't know if the comparisons to netbooks is even fair. At UKP199 I think you have to start comparing to full-on notebooks. A regular laptop gets you the keyboard, pointing device, and display, which are all extra with this system. Any base-model Core 2-equipped laptop will be 2-50 times more powerful than a Geode depending on the task. And my powerful ThinkPad consumes at most 24W, including the display, which is comparable to this underpowered matchbox with display. Considering how much more quickly a Core 2 will rip through difficult jobs, the task energy is likely to be superior on a real laptop.

I think their device is cute and has some advantages but I don't think power saving is really among them. If you think about it on an energy instead of power basis I think it's a step backwards.


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Pedants' corner

Posted Feb 4, 2009 22:07 UTC (Wed) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

The currency code is GBP.

Pedants' corner

Posted Feb 4, 2009 22:13 UTC (Wed) by jwb (guest, #15467) [Link]

Great, but what's the X11 compose sequence? I used to think it was Compose+Shift+L, $, but that doesn't seem to be working.

Pedants' corner

Posted Feb 5, 2009 14:09 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

I dunno, I never type that pesky character, it's always GBP or £ or even just L.

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Posted Feb 9, 2009 7:53 UTC (Mon) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183) [Link]

For me it's compose-L-hyphen, which is logical if you think about it (I just guessed it).


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