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Ugliest netbook ever listed for ?299


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Not just ugly, but overweight and overpriced, too


Olidata's
JumPC Classmate has been listed at Geizhals, and boy, is it ugly. I've just posted a couple of AMD XGP renderings which were truly pathetic, but Olidata's JumPC makes them look like a like couple of supermodels on a Caribbean beach after one Long Island iced tea too many.

This utterly disgusting machine is powered by Intel's 900MHz Celeron-M 353, like the one used in the Eee PC. It's got 512MB of memory and a 2GB SSD drive. Even in the Linux-based Eee PC, 2GB is just not enough, but this ugly duckling ships with XP Home, making matters even worse. I know it says Vista on the rendering, but this is, to put it mildly, highly unlikely.

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The JumPC weighs 1.5kg, 500g more than Asus's Eee 900 or Acer's Aspire One, and some 300g more than MSI's Wind. It has the smallest screen of the lot, a 7-inch compared to 8.9-inches on the Eee and Aspire One, or the 10.1-inch screen on the Wind. It costs €299, around €30 more than the Eee 701 and just €30 less than the Aspire One, so the price is just as ugly as the rest of the package.

You can find the listing here, although I really don't know why you should look at it at all.

Last modified on 12 June 2008
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