News Bits: World’s Cheapest Laptop, Dell Ships Machines With Wrong Keyboards, Ubuntu on Dells

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Impulse’s World’s Cheapest Laptop is the world’s cheapest laptop

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This laptop’s name is actually "World’s Cheapest Laptop", which is actually true. The laptop has the following specifications:

  • 7-inch screen
  • 400MHz processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 1GB Flash storage
  • Couple of USB ports
  • SD Card reader

The World’s Cheapest laptop is $130 wholesale, with the minimum purchase being 50 units.

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Dell ships more laptops with wrong keyboards

Dell said on Friday that some of its XPS One machines were shipped in the UK with US keyboards. Apparently, Dell has not learned from its previous wrong keyboard problems. Dell says it has fixed the issue, and all XPS One machines are now shipping in the UK with UK keyboards. It is unknown exactly how many machines were shipped with the wrong keyboards.

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Ubuntu 8.04 now available on select Dells

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) is now available on select Dell systems. The OS will be available on the XPS M1330n and Inspiron 1525n notebooks in the US and many other countries. Early August will see the addition of the XPS M1530n and the Studio 15n to the Ubuntu-powered lineup.

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The Future of Videos

Forum member trebuin has generously written an excellent article detailing the future of video technology. Blu-Ray has recently won a major victory over HD-DVD media, but has not taken off as DVDs have in the past. There are several things causing this and it may very well drive what happens in the future. The current media sources are through DVDs, Blu-Ray, and downloaded/copied videos on a media server.

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The Best Defragmenting Tips and the Future with SSDs

trebuin has also written a thorough article on the defragmentation of drives, and why it is unnecessary to defragment Solid State Disks (SSDs).

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