CNet have recently done a review of this netbook/laptop here:
They gave it a fair comment, I’m still not sure. As they say though, if you’re happy with what is pre-installed then you’ll have very little problems. It IS cheap and it does what its supposed to, its just not upgradeable.
My original review of this device from October 2008 is here: http://www.leenukes.co.uk/?p=75
I used the telnetd running on the Elonex Onet to grab some more information from it, its not much at the moment but its all I could get at the time.
Next time I have access to the Elonex Onet+ I’ll let you know, its leant out to a friend of my girlfriends at the moment.
Heres what I got:
Elonex Onet+ Info
Linux (none) 2.4.20-celf3 #1 2008 08 18 17:51:52 HKT mips unknown
/proc $ cat cpuinfo
system type : JzRISC
processor : 0
cpu model : V4.15
BogoMIPS : 335.05
wait instruction : yes
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 32
extra interrupt vector : yes
hardware watchpoint : yes
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available
I’ve finally received my Elonex Onet+ laptop. It was originally going to just be a One laptop but they offered me a free upgrade, so I took it.
It’s specs are pretty basic, something like a 400mhz processor, 1GB storage space.
When I first opened it, the build quality was apparent that it’s less then A class. It feels cheap and light. But, on the other hand, it was cheap, and it is light. Its much lighter then my EeePC.
Another thing that I noticed is that it doesn’t look like it’s intended to be upgraded. So much so that you can’t even eject the battery. It’s just inside a plastic cover with screws over it. I wouldn’t be surprised if inside the RAM is soldered straight onto the motherboard too.
Check out the pictures of it here: Unboxing the Elonex Onet+ PC
It’s all pretty standard. Worth the £110 I paid for it though, even if it is just for accessing the internet.
If you’re anything like me you probably don’t need to use your laptop for a million and one things. You may want it purely for the internet in order to go on social media sites, or to Visit www.o2.co.uk/ or to do research for work. If you’re just accessing the internet then you don’t need something really flash. This laptop is actually perfect for what I need it for at the moment.
Elonex has announced that it will be revealing their Elonex “One” on the 28th of Feb in Birmingham for the Education Show.
There is very little information available at the moment but the reports are it comes preinstalled with a version of Linux and will have a detachable rubber keyboard which should be interesting.
It’s going for the Tablet-esque approach but is reported not to have a touchscreen. When more information is available I’ll post it but at the moment there are rumours that it will come in 1GB and 2GB storage models, both having WIFI but the latter being the only of the two with Bluetooth.
The full press release is available on their website: Elonex One