CherryPal makes low power, low cost, low profile computers. The company’s first product was a tiny desktop computer. And now CherryPal is launching a mini-laptop called the CherryPal Bing laptop.
The CherryPal Bing runs the company’s custom GreenMaraschino Linux operating system which includes Firefox, OpenOffice, media software, and Skype. But the Intel Atom-based netbook is capable of running Windows or probably any other operating system you throw at it. The company is touting the netbook’s “green” capabilities, but I don’t see anything in the specs that makes it look any greener than the Eee PC 1000H, MSI Wind U100, Lenovo IdeaPad S10, or any number of other Atom-based netbooks:
- CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 160GB HDD
- Display: 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi
- Expansion: 3 USB ports, SD/MMC/MS card slot
- Camera: 0.3MP
But there is one thing that sets the CherryPal Bing apart from the competition. For a limited time, you can pick up the netbook plus a Cherrypal C114 nettop for a combined price of $399. The CherryPal C114 is about the size of a paperback book, and uses a 400MHz Freescale MIPS-based processor. While it won’t run Windows, the C114 is a compact, fanless device running a custom version of Xubuntu Linux. TGDaily says the C114 nettop is a bit on the sluggish side, but performs reasonably well with cloud based applications like Google Docs or Zoho Office.
The CherryPal C114 nettop normally sells for $250, so the $399 promotion for the netbook and nettop together is a pretty good price. The CherryPal Bing netbook is expected to ship during the first quarter of 2009, while the C114 is available today.
thanks Ohio Red!
The C114 has no MIPS-based processor. It has a Power-based processor. You should not confuse MIPS (= million instructions per second) with the brand Mips (www.mips.com).
The company’s first product was a tiny desktop computer – :DDD. Vaporware!!!
It’s actually shipping now.
They need the money desperately, thats why they are selling pre-orders.
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