I’m holding out hope that one day every company that wants to launch an Eee PC-killer decides that the best way to compete is to offer a higher resolution screen. But for now we continue to see company after company announce new mini-laptops with 800 x 480 pixel displays. The latest company to join the fray is Germany’s Fukato, which will soon launch the Datacask Jupiter, which seems to offer some decent specs for the relatively low price of 279 Euros or about $440:

  • 8-inch, 800 x 480 pixel display
  • 500MHz AMD Geode LX processor
  • 20GB 1.8 inch hard drive
  • 512MB RAM
  • Linux operating system
  • 3 hour battery
  • 3 year warranty

Fukato’s Datacask Jupitor should be available in May.

[via I4U News and Heise]

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10 replies on “Germany’s Fukato offers latest notebook to take on the Asus Eee PC”

  1. That’s odd, it shows the number of comments for mosts posts on the front page, but not this one.

    What I really don’t like about the old comments section is that you had to click to a whole new page to see the comments. This way you can leave comments on the same page as the post without leaving the site. If other users don’t like this new system though, there’s another one I might try before going back to the old fashioned comments.

    1. well if i use
      i see the headlines and a number of comments. however the image is lost as is the text after the headlines as it shows the html formatting.

      go with whatever systems suits yourself. i’m just been akward. 🙂

      1. I think I figured out what was going on with the comments. You should be able to see how many new comments there are on the front page now, and you should be able to leave comments without going to the Disqus page. Let me know if you’re still having any problems.

        1. embarrased mumble

          i allowed javascript and it all worked ok. only realised when i tried safari instead of firefox with noscript. sorry for the hassle.

          /embarrased mumble

          1. Hehe, no problem. I admit it’s a little weird relying on a 3rd party JS addon for my comments system. But I didn’t feel like switching from Blogger to WordPress with the new site and Disqus offers a ton of useful features no matter what blogging platform you’re using. I think it makes the page load a split second slower, but I love the threaded comments and the top commenters/posts widget.

  2. hate the new comment system. the front page no longer shows how many comments there are on a particular story and now you have to click twice from the front page to see the comments. yuck!

  3. we’re going to need a bigger bandwagon! 🙂

    what with the;
    dells whatever it’s going to be called
    eee pc
    elonex one
    hp 2133

    the more the merrier but haven’t people been asking for small cut down laptops for years and it’s only that the olpc got pushed through that started the ball rolling. of course years ago there was the omni book 300 but over the years hp kept making it bigger with more features till it was no different from any other laptop.

    the insane sucess of the eee has got a lot of manufacturers now creating their take on small and cheap. hopefully all this competition will create new devices/concepts instead of the bland static laptop market. if i had one feature it would be a much longer battery life. 3 hours isn’t even close to what i would like. i’ll have to hunt down an extended battery for my eee. the olpc has a better battery life but was unavailable in ireland. damn!

    the fukato looks interesting. the 20gb hd is nice. linux is welcome. i would have thought that the slower 500mhz processor would have given a better battery life. still if anything happened to my eee i might look at this instead of a eee 900. maybe.

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