Following its launch of the ThinkPad X200 and T400s, the company has something a little more modest to offer those with little need for a full blown desktop. The company today announced the C100, an Atom-based all in one that boasts an 18.5-inch, 16:9 display with Intel's Atom 230 single core or the 330 dual core as well as a DVD burner/reader, 4 USB ports, GMA950 integrated graphics, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive. Top it all off with Windows XP and the starting price of $399 is almost too good to be true. Any takers? Let us know in the comments below!
Lenovo's Atom-powered C100 is Cheap, Cheerful
We're fairly used to seeing cheap as chips Atom-based netbooks week in, week out so this offering from Lenovo is a nice change of scenery.
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You can build something twice as powerful, but would that be in the same budget range? Including a similar size monitor (that's doesn't have to be a touchscreen) which is probably already 30-40% of the budget? So leaving less than $300 to build the rest. Every little thing counts, including keyboard and mouse!
The 330 is a little faster than an Athlon X2 3800+ with a 230 being a about on par with an Athlon 64 3800+, your XP couldn't keep up.
the atom 1.6 GHz is closer to a P3 tualatin 1.4 GHz actually
It's definitely slower than an Athlon 3000+
In fact it's slower than an Athlon 2000+