I’d Buy That for a Dollar!

buyfordollar.jpgYou’ve just filed your taxes and are now waiting for that $600 check from the government that’s miraculously going to improve the economy. Well, if you haven’t already allocated that money toward paying off your credit card or electric bill, what can you do with it? Some might encourage you to put it in an IRA, others might hide it in a mattress, but we say No! Spend it, and turn that trickle-down economy into a flood! We’re counting on you, Almighty American Consumer! But what can you get for $600? There are plenty of companies entering the mini-notebook fray, but not all of them get the “low-cost” moniker. So let’s see how far those C-notes take you. Of course, money’s not the only determining factor here, but it’s interesting to see what a dollar gets you, computer-wise, these days. 22 percent of an Asus U2E ($2,699 each) asus_u2e1_cropped1.jpg68 percent of a Fujitsu LifeBook U810 ($879 each) fujitsu_u810_cropped.jpg80 percent of an HP 2133 Mini-Note ($749 each) hp2133_cropped.jpg1.5 Everex Cloudbooks ($399 each) cloudbook.jpgcloudbook_cropped.jpg1.5 Asus EeePC 4G XPs ($399 each) eeepcfront.jpgeeepc_cropped.jpg1.5 2go PCs ($400 each) 2gopc.jpg2gopc_cropped.jpg2.61 Intel Classmates ($230 each) intelclassmate.jpgintelclassmate.jpgintelclassmate_cropped.jpg3.19 OLPC XOs ($188 each) olpc.jpgolpc.jpgolpc.jpgolpc_cropped.jpg

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