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Bargain Acer Extensa 15" Linux Notebook Released

get a proper Notebook for the price of a Netbook (and pay no Microsoft 'tax'!)
Acer Extensa 5235-571G16N Linux Notebook
Acer Extensa 5235-571G16N Notebook
Acer Extensa 5235-571G16N Linux Notebook
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Acer Extensa 5235-571G16N Linux Notebook
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[Artikel auf Deutsch]
It seems that current economic hard times are really favouring the adoption of Linux as a pre-installed OS by mainstream PC vendors.
Acer has just released a new notebook model (5235-571G16N) part of it's Extensa line, with a full sized 15.6 inch matte LCD screen (LED backlight, 1366 x 768 resolution), 2GHz Intel Celeron cpu, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard disk, a DVD writer drive for a low price that is more typical of an average netbook. It ships with Linux pre-installed, which avoids the Microsoft 'tax' that Linux users have to needlessly pay with most laptops and therefore helps to keep the price low.
Currently it appears to be available only in Germany and possibly some parts of eastern Europe.

Check price and availability at: Amazon (DE)

Specifications:
  • Processor: Intel Celeron M575, 2GHz
  • RAM memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Chipset: Intel GL40 Express Chipset
  • Display size: 15.6 inch
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Hard disk: 160GB
  • Optical drive: DVD +/- RW DL
  • Graphics card: Intel GMA 4500M
  • LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit-LAN
  • W-LAN: integrated (802.11a/b/g)
  • Microphone: integrated
  • Speakers: integrated stereo speakers
  • CardReader: Multi-in-1 CardReader
  • Connectors: 3x USB, Line-In, Line-Out, VGA, RJ-45 (Ethernet)
  • Battery: 4400 mAh 6-cells battery
  • Battery run time: up to 2.5h
  • OS (pre-installed): Linpus Linux (we recommend upgrading it to Mandriva Linux 2009.1)
  • Dimensions: 370 x 35 x 244 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 2.5kg

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