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CherryPal's $250 PC delayed

By - Source: Tom's Hardware | B 2 comments

Chicago (IL) – You will have to wait for that Cherrypal cloud computing PC a bit longer. The device was originally planned to begin shipping on August 4, but has been hit with a few hiccups.

CherryPal told us that the unit was complete in July, but the company made a decision to upgrade the solid state storage to a faster, higher quality version that was previously used. The hardware is currently working perfectly, we are told, but it appears that the software did not respond too well to the upgrade.

The PC will not be shipped until there are a few tweaks made to adjust the OS to the new hardware, CherryPal representatives said. Because the company is making software changes rather than hardware changes, there is the hope that the delay will not last too long. Cherrypal estimates that the process will take at least two weeks, possibly longer. There is no official launch date yet.

We were told that individuals who pre-ordered the PC will be offered a refund, if they are not interested in waiting for the finished product.

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    Anonymous , August 9, 2008 3:48 AM
    Thank you for talking about the CherryPal C100. I am linking to this page from my blog, CherryPal for Everyone, at cherrypal dot blogspot dot com. I am excited about how the CherryPal can bridge barriers to people who have not had access to computers or the internet because of money, fear, education or other challenges. I will be commenting on my experience of using it on my blog as soon as I get my own CherryPal C100! You can use CODE CPP206 to get your own CherryPal for $10 less than purchase price at Paypal when they are shipping (soon!) The best update I've gotten on availability is that the delay is due to a last
    minute decision to upgrade the solid state storage to a faster, higher quality version than planned. The hardware is working perfectly but the software requires some tweaks to fully optimize the OS to the new hardware. I think its worth the wait as there is nothing else available at the price point of $239 (using code CPP206). Come visit http://cherrypal.blogspot.com for updates. I don't work for the company, just an anticipated fan with interests in cloud computing, green washing, and cheap, reliable connectivity.
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    Anonymous , August 29, 2008 6:34 AM
    You want a green pc, look no further then here, they are coming out with a green PC, if not the greenest PC in the world....besides the few watts the device takes, the rest runs off of solar power. Its windows based and you can check it out here http://www.agreenpc.com

    The device you use only sucks up about 5-6 watts of power, you should check it out and they wont go out of business.