3K RazorBook 400 Mini-Notebook PC: Just a Knock-Off?
We got word this morning from 3K Computers that they have officially changed the name of its new $399 mini-notebook from the Longitude 400 to the RazorBook 400. Frankly, we were unaware of the system, needless to say of its original name. It seems to go head-to-head with the orginal Eee PC with the following specs:
- 7-inch WVGA LCD Display (800 × 400)
- 400-MHz 32-bit Single Core Mobile Processor (by Ingenic)
- 512MB DDR2 memory
- 4GB flash drive
- Linux OS
- 3 USB ports
The processor looks, to say the least, a bit shady. The 3K Web site lists the processor being made by Ingenic. Does Ingenic have an Intel Atom killer up its sleeve? There are no additional details on the Linux OS, though all the marketing materials say it runs a full-flash desktop interface. All the images of the system have stock photos pasted on the screen. I assume the one above represents “surfing.” Update: According to 3K Computers, the RazorBook 400 will run a Genuine GTK Linux OS version 2.4. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the RazorBook 400 you can order one right now from 3K Computers. Or you could wait until we get ours in the office first and bring you our impressions of the $399 system.