While there’s no doubt that the Windows CE-based Jointech JL7100 is pretty cheap by subnotebook, or even PDA standards, it appears that this Eee PC look-a-like might not be quite as inexpensive as I’d originally reported.

While the product page proclaims the JL7100 costs just $99, it turns out you need to order in bulk to get that price. And I don’t mean one for you and 5 for your friends. You need to place an order of 10,000 or more. The idea is that distributors can pick up this device and resell it for a few bucks more. I’m guessing the base configuration will have a street price of $150 – $200. And it’s possible that some distributors could add some software or modify the hardware to add value and then jack up the price a bit more.

It also appears that the company plans to release another version soon that will have built-in WiFi, something which is sorely missing from the current model.

[via Asus Eee Hacks and Alex]

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4 replies on “Jointech JL7100 won’t really sell for $99”

  1. Actually, the $99 price is for 10000 units!
    Individual items are $299.
    Jointech are not really helping themselves by pricing like this for such a low spec device…

  2. Jointech sales just offered to send me one for $299. Bank transfer.

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