The ZaReason Terra HD is an ultraportable laptop from Linux system builders ZaReason.It sells for $449 and it’s available with a choice of Linux-based operating systems preloaded, including Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5, or Fedora 13.
Ubuntu Linux Tips & Tricks has published a detailed review of the laptop, and the reviewer seemed pretty happy with the performance even though there were some bugs with her pre-release unit.
The case looks almost identical to the HP Mini 5102, right down to the island-style keyboard layout and button placement. Like the HP netbook the Terra HD also has a burhsed aluminum lid.
On the other hand, the ZaReason notebook has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display while the HP netbook has a 10 inch screen. ZaReason says the keys on the keyboard are also full sized.
The laptop has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, 3 USB ports, a memory card reader, VGA, Ethernet, mic and headphone jacks. You can choose a 3 or 6 cell battery, up to 2GB of RAM, and a choice of wireless cards, storage options, and other options. You can also add a 3G modem if you like. The base model runs $449, but if you soup up the specs, it’s not hard to drive the price up over $1.000.