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limepc-ebayWhen I spotted the LimePC at CES in January, I was told that this little netbook with a small screen, tiny keyboard and touchpad, and ARM-based Freescale CPU would sell for around $199 if and when it hit the the streets in the US. And while it’s not the most impressive mini-laptop I’ve ever tried, it’s hard to argue with that price.

But one eBay seller apparently didn’t get that message, because you can now pick up a LimeBook on eBay for $500.

The seller doesn’t explain where this item came from or why the price is so high. He also doesn’t have much ebay feedback, which doesn’t instill me with a whole heck of a lot of confidence. My guess is this is a prototype received from LimePC for one reason or another. And if you’re a collector of pre-release netbooks, maybe it’s worth $500 to you. But if you really want a LimePC for a decent price you might want to wait and see if a US based computer distributor or wireless carrier decides to adopt the platform.

thanks Joseph!

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5 replies on “Overpriced LimePC netbook hits eBay”

  1. Actually the machine you saw at the CES 2008 and 2009 has not reached the market in the same shape or form, let alone the same specification. But yes It’s know fact that if you invest up-to $500,000+ US you can get close to that price point (for the small spec’ed version), as with all things (buying in bulk can be a lot cheaper).

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