When I spotted the LimePC at CES in January, I was told that this little netbook with a small screen, tiny keyboard and touchpad, and ARM-based Freescale CPU would sell for around $199 if and when it hit the the streets in the US. And while it’s not the most impressive mini-laptop I’ve ever tried, it’s hard to argue with that price.
But one eBay seller apparently didn’t get that message, because you can now pick up a LimeBook on eBay for $500.
The seller doesn’t explain where this item came from or why the price is so high. He also doesn’t have much ebay feedback, which doesn’t instill me with a whole heck of a lot of confidence. My guess is this is a prototype received from LimePC for one reason or another. And if you’re a collector of pre-release netbooks, maybe it’s worth $500 to you. But if you really want a LimePC for a decent price you might want to wait and see if a US based computer distributor or wireless carrier decides to adopt the platform.