The Elonex webbook looks interesting enough on paper. The laptop packs a 10.2 inch display, 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU, 80GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, runs Windows XP, has 3 USB ports and weighs just 1.3kg. Oh, and you can pick one up for £264 or about $525 USD or get one free when you sign up for a wireless data plan with Carphone Warehouse.

The only thing that gives me pause? The fact that the computer in the pictures seems to have a real keyboard and a digitally rendered display. Call me silly, but I’m always a bit wary of placing orders for a product that doesn’t actually appear to exist yet.

[via Cloudbook UMPC]

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One reply on “Elonex webbook: $525 netbook free with a wireless plan”

  1. It does exist, I have one on my desk! Photos of screens often look a bit rubbish with reflections etc. so I am not surprised it was photoshopped a bit. I might have done the same thing myself, although I would have used the Gimp instead. There are a few webbooks being sold online with Windows XP, but the bulk of them and all the ones sold in store are running Ubuntu Linux.

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