4 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
doesn't sounds budget to me either
I got a Samsung Galaxy Europa i5500 just before Christmas for £70, and I'm really pleased with it. That's more like what I'd call budget, not something two or three times as much.
What about the Samsung i5500 europa
Any thoughts on the Samsung i5500 europa? It is less that £100 on PAYG, has Android 2.1 and a capacitive screen. I was going to get one on o2, as it sounds ok, but is there a catch with it?
laptop concept the same
This is kind of the same concept as the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid notebook they were showing at CES. Nowt wrong with a bit of design re-use, particularly with a good idea like this.
Got to say though, the keyboard looks more about style than typing speed.
How Ubuntu runs and why no external BD and VESA
Good to see a review of this, but there were a couple of things...
It'd be good to know Ubuntu ran on the £150 version, I'd imagine that most Reg readers would buy that one, as you suggest. It'd be good to know if it is still sluggish with Linux.
Also, I didn't understand why using a external BD drive would mean you couldn't put it on the back of your monitor. I'd have thought having it on your monitor with an external drive would work well, as the drive could sit on the shelf and poke out under the TV.
It'd be nice if it had component video out, though I realise I'm the last person on the planet to get a flat telly.
I was waiting for the Linux one to come out with a HDD, any ideas if a dual core version is on the roadmap? I guess it wouldn't be £150 though.
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