Elonex has rolled out its sub-£100 Linux-based laptop, the One, but it looks like it's going to prove harder get hold of than Asus Eee PC has been. Elonex One Elonex One: reserve yours now Elonex today unveiled black, pink, green, white and silver Ones to whet buyers' appetites. However, it admitted that the initial batch …
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who's better elonex lady or the asus girl
i personally like the elonex lady
Toss you for them :-D
Hmmm, the Elonex lady's got a cute smile, but the Asus girl's wearing a bikini. It's a toughie!
Shame about that spec: please don't throw things at me Penguin fanboys but I'd need to run XP on it, just to get it all working with the rest of my environments.
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Funny, I only clicked on the article to see if they'd managed to include a picture of the Asus blonde again ;-)
The brunette could be interesting, but there's something about a blonde in a skimpy outfit on the beach that does it for me. That and the fact that melon sized headphones aren't all that flattering...
(Paris, since I prefer the [stereotypically] ditzy blonde)
Elonex gal scores my vote too. Maybe by the time her toy reaches all the way up here to Aotearoa, it will have been upgraded into smoething more useful. Hopefully the marketing team will also see the wisdom of featuring her more than it.
Terms & Conditions?
check the terms and conditions - resolves to a url that cant be found - not sure I would fancy ticking the box to agree to this !
Twice in one day!!!
I feel a pole coming on (oops sorry - that should be poll)
..at least she is willing to look at us, finding the presence of other (albeit geeky) human beings more interesting than the diminutive laptop in fromt of her. Of course, she is not actually listening to us with those giant headphones on, but at least there is some acknowledgment to validate our pathetic existences.
Oh, and the computer looks a bit top-heavy to me. Wonder what having the ports on the lid will do for balance one a few USB dongles and rocket launchers have been attached?
1. Nice 'phones
2. Prefer girls with dark hair
3. More left to the imagination
Dark hair wins. Although it seems she's blonde at heart, since she has that laptop upside down. No, wait......
nice set of cans.......
First time I've noticed....
....the terrible photoshopping on that Eee picture.
I suppose once you've seen something nice a thousand times (!) you start to spot the flaws a bit more..
Why can't I have both...
models?! Looks to me like they bring different things depending on your desires!
I think it looks like a £100s worth! Won't be putting the eeePc on Ebay just yet!!
I'll take the Elonex girl and the Asus PC, please.
In fact, scrap the PC.
Paris is not in the same league.
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I tend to agree. She hasn't got an OAP's hands photoshopped on, for starters...
It would be just _rude_ of me to make a decision like that without test driving the merchandise.
It's the brown mac. Yes, that's it, the grubby one.
The Asus gal is for me...
I just like the beach scenery, and the white EEEpc. Oh, the girl isn't bad either. Must be the dark glasses or something...
Elonex girl FTW
I'd take her over the pretentious Asus tart any day.
I think the Elonex lady wins for me too.... now if we could only get her to pose like the asus lady
Vote for Elonex girl here.
So do I, but for the fact...
... that the Elonex female seems to have very unusual ears.
(Could you find my coat for me, please? I can't see it.)
I am so not the target audience
As a person who thinks the Airbook is too slow for them, I cannot imagine using one of these. Do I really need a laptop on the beach (splashproof keyboard would imply that is a common use for this?)
No I don't. I just need an 8 core beast sitting on the internet that I can access anywhere and can be rendering my HD home movies at high speed.
... make that a fairly hefty £100.
Pah, I prefer blondes ... even if Asus EEE girl looks like her collar and cuffs don't match.
Perfect for the Far East
The One is going to sell strongly in Asia simply due to price. Elsewhere? Well, it's a bit large for a mobile phone, and a bit underpowered for notebook PC, so only time will tell.
The Elonex lady seems more real and approachable than the Asus girl. Why's the thing upside down, though? It's got all heavy bits and ports at the top of the screen, that's going to be awkward with ethernet and USB wotsits plugged in...
Paris icon because we're both confused.
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I own an eee but that elonex creature... I'm with you though I'd rather be with her.
elonex lass for sure!
no obvious signs of cellulite, either.
But to the system: just 1GB of solid state? I suppose you add an external USB HDD and you'd be OK.
asus sprung for one in fewer clothes on the beach.
All of the guts in the screen, interesting. I guess that is so you can detach the keyboard and move around but I wonder how far someone would want to get away from a small screen.
Not to mention how easily it would topple.
Pictures say it
Cheap Vs Sleek.
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I'll have to go for the Brunette too.
I'm surprised that a Blond Chick would even know what the Eee was or why it had to use *nux, since Vista is so much better looking.
PH cause? well I dunno really does there need to be a reason?!
@ScientologyIsACult - I'm with you on this one
and if the Elonex is advertised as splashproof, then I vote that she should be shown suitably demonstrating this property.
Lots more Elonex stories please.
I prefer the brunette.
I might even buy one of the machines.
Can I have the Asus hardware with the Elonex soft (and cuddly) ware please.
At least Elonex don't appear to have faked the entire thing in Photoshop.
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I'd pick the elonex model ... :)
What's in the box, and does it matter?
Is this box an undersized x86 laptop, or an upsized StrongARM superPDA (think HP Jornada 720, quite a few years later)?
Does it matter which one it is?
Does it omit anything which 90% of the PC-using public would actually miss if they didn't have it?
Whatever happened to the Psion Netbook, looks like it might have started to be trendy round about now...
similar attire please to simplify the choice
Can we have the elonex lady in a bikini please? (Think the asus girl would get a bit hot on that beach in more than a bikini.) Just to make the comparison fair ;)
Also would probably raise demand for the machine if they used the bikini pic in *online* advertising ;)
Old adage about s*x selling
plus might plant the idea in female heads that it would be a neat toy for the beach, and might plant the idea in mens heads that getting the lady in their life to the beach might be easier ;-)
paris as she might think a mini laptop would go well with mini dog like tinkerbell :)
What's wrong with...
...Using a computer at a desk? Has anyone ever tried using a laptop on their front? It's horrible.
Eee PC still has te edge.
I think the Eee PC has the edge on cleavage^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h performance.
Yes elonex lady for me. Looks much more friendly.
@scientologyisacult: elonex girl appears to be the kind of girl that likes nothing more than having a distro up her.
saw it today
i have a eee pc and went to the education show just to see this, wasnt expecting much, but its solid, runs well , looks bloody ace. I want one, my missus wants one, my dog wants one ... and at 99 quid i dont see why we cant all have one 11/10
Psion and the Auburn....
At 99 quid, this is now starting to get to apoint where I could reasonably start to consider replacing my Psion 5mx with a new PDA.
Well all said an done, this cheap 'laptops' a just big PDA's, the evolutionary path the Psion would hacve taken if they were still in the HW business.
Oh and for the record, the dark haired Elonex girl. Not fond of blondes and she has wobbly legs. Sorry to be picky.
Sorry, but having the usb and ethernet ports on the screen side of the machine has to the frikin stupidest thing i have seen in a long, long time.
And until the elonex molly gets into her bikini, ill reserve my decision on that important element of the purchasing decision making process.
...the new gal. The Eee girl has a stupid "Uh, what does this do?" look on her face.
As for the laptops, I'll take neither thank you. (And this Elonex looks like it'd tip over if I wasn't watching it!)
£10 or a decent processor?
if they can take a tenner off the price for the june wait, then why can't insert a decent processor instead and give the eee some decent competition....
There's a whole new way of competing
Forget hot specs, find a hot babe. Designers might even want to match the colour of the kit to the colour of her eyes.
Seriously, though, I'm for the elonex lady personally
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Asus girl for looks, Elonex girl for personality... (she's smiling!)
and another thing.
another great british cock-up...
announce the product and then make the public wait 3 months for the thing, by which time they''d bought eee's or every other manufacturer will have something better in the market place...
why can't we ever do anything properly...
nicer looking lady, sure, but I wouldn't buy one. Then, I wouldn't buy an EeePC either.
Ps: gotta be Paris. Nice to look at, but I wouldn't touch it.
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