How is that for a headline?
Over at Buy.com you can get a lovely little Acer laptop, complete with a wide screen display, a DVD burner, 1 Gig of system memory, WiFi and some other goodies, all for $479 + Free Shipping.
This hardware, with the Zonbu OS, would be ideal for my mother or for a LOT of people. I think the Zonbu OS stack is really well done, with only a few rough edges left to polish. I’m not so convinced about the hardware choices…
This laptop offers stronger graphics, more memory and a quicker processor, all things that will definitely make a big difference. Everything you need in one spot, it gives you portability, a built in high quality wide screen monitor and you can’t beat the price.
Of course you can’t just drop the Zonbu OS on it because the video driver won’t be compatible today, but that is something I think Zonbu needs to think about. I’d definitely take this at $80 more than the Asus 3eee PC, with the Zonbu stack, in a heart beat.
I think it is time Zonbu look at broadening it’s hardware support and potentially leaving the dedicated hardware behind, or as just an option.
You can see the deal here:
What do you think?