The 3K Razorbook 400 is a $399 laptop that’s being marketed as an alternative to the Asus Eee PC. At first glance, it looks pretty reasonable. It’s got a 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel display, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of flash memory. But as I’ve mentioned before, I have a few concerns. First, the Razorbook has a 400MHz CPU, and second, the company describes the operating system as “genuine CE Linux Operating System Version 2.4.” Umm, yeah.
The software interface does seem a bit baffling. There’s no way to add or remove applications. There’s no way to bring up a terminal. And there’s no way to change the operating system since you cannot configure the device to boot from an external device like an SD card, USB stick, or CD-ROM drive.
There’s also no webcam, and no VGA port. All you get are 3 USB ports, an SD card reader, mic and headphone jacks, and an Ethernet port.
Oh, and did I mention that there’s no easy access to the battery. If you want to remove or replace it, you’ve got to pull out a screwdriver (to pull out a few screws).
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