Monday, July 28, 2008

The US$99 Fake Subnotebook

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I'm really scratching my head over this one.

It has Windows CE 5.0. No listing for WiFi, but one site did report it includes WiFi (I tend to believe it lacks WiFi; the site itself says WiFi is "optional"!). It's obviously using the shell of the Asus EeePC 700-series, which means the keyboard is wee. Internal memory is 64MB(?!!?) expandable to 8GB via USB(?!!?). Screen is 800x480.

But ... just ninety-nine bucks? According to reports, sold in Hong Kong only.

I still don't know what to make of it.

It's something that could possibly be used for writing, if the keyboard can be adapted to. Still, you'd have to get the files out of it and into a real PC for any real use.

And what software is there for Windows CE 5.0 that could be put on it?!

This is just a strange beast.

I intend to follow-up with posts linking to any reviews or non-Jointech pictures.

Jointech website
Jointech J-Pro brochure (basically a big JPEG)

Update: There is a manual for this beast in PDF format on this page.

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