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
  • WLAN
  • 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.

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  1. Scott Smith Says:

    Wow, looks better than the ASUS if you ask me!! Can’t wait for the review!!! I have to check this thing out…

  2. John Ruschmeyer Says:

    It appears that the Ingenic processor is something called the XBurst. Based on the description on their website (“Industry-standard RISC instruction set”; Support for Linux, WinCE), I’d guess that it has an ARM-based core.

  3. lin Says:

    Not ARM-based, but MIPS. The Xburst manufacturer’s web site is http://www.ingenic.cn.

  4. Citizenchan Says:

    The picture on the screen is actually a lifesize photo of the 400 Mhz proc.

  5. *swimstar* Says:

    wow, this roxs. i luv it!!!!!!! it perfect for a college gurl

  6. E-wiz Says:

    Buyer beware. You get what you pay for. Remember, this is made in China. You want the Communists making your computers?
    Get real people!

  7. star Says:

    who cares?? everything is made in china dingbat! my parents wont buy anything made from there and thats great and noble but thing is….they just gave us almost 1,000,000,000 BILLION !! YEAH…..We will be forever THEIR slaves. obummer is a jerk. Whites will be slaves to chinamen.. Isnt that great? Think about it~~

    And btw?? The Ultra Mini Computers are manufactures in a plant right beside the Toyota Plant in Georgetown KY…….:)

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