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In Pictures: Meet The World's Fastest Netbook
By , Valéry Herold

Here’s the way it all came about: a French forum member (Darkerx) collected the most successful mods made by other members of the forum and assembled the various components from around the world. An American student (Anh Nguyen) managed to build the most significant improvements into one device, one of the last new UX490s available, unearthed in Australia for the occasion.

The little computer’s 524g weight includes a Core 2 Duo U7700 (purchased in Hong Kong) that had to be soldered to the motherboard after unsoldering the U2200 (don’t try this at home).

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