[sclug] CPC laptop without Windows

James mrjadeo at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 20:52:59 UTC 2005

If you want low price, reasonable spec, no Windoze you might want to
check out


15.0" XGA TFT Screen
Athlon XPMobile 2600 Processor
4 x USB 2.0 Ports
56K Internal Modem
256MB PC2700 333MHz DDR
VIA KN400 Integrated Graphics Graphics
CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
Weight - 3.8Kg with battery
Dimensions (mm) - 41h x 345w x 282d

OK the prices are a little higher (from ?470 inc vat), but atleast the
processor is half decent ;)

I suppose the problem is a it's a cheap, unbranded, laptop so you don't
really know what hardware compatibility is going to be like until you
try it.

Out of interest has anyone ever tried just asking one of these companies
about how compatible their hardware is with Linux? What was the response?


Alex Butcher wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Mike Mallett wrote:
>> I've spotted this on www.cpc.co.uk on special offer at ?351 inc VAT if
>> anyone is after a laptop without paying the 'Windows tax'
> Strikes me as poor value for money in 2005.
>> Model: I-Friend NV103rx4
>> VIA-C3 1GHz PCU
>> 256MB DDR memory
>> 30GB hard drive
>> CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
>> UK Keyboard with 2 button touchpad
>> Graphics with up to 64MB of shared memory
>> Weight: 2.7kg
> Best Regards,
> Alex.
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