Keyboard PCs

I like the portability of tablet PCs but hate the touch screen idea. Here is the alternative for me, a PC in a keyboard, complete with a display where the numeric keypad used to be…

The full-sized keyboard makes this a better tool for those who can and do type on the web or locally. That’s most of us, folks. The one I particularly like in specs is a small cheap computer, $99 including GNU/Linux. Does it get any better than that? Norhtec does not include the display but that’s what monitors are for.

That other OS? That’s $51 more. I like it. You can buy Norhtech’s Gecko Surfboard here. It’s a bit of bait-and-switch. The $99 price apparently is for bulk orders. Specs are 5 watts, 512 MB and 1gHz x86 CPU. That will run GNU/Linux smoothly. XP SP3 not so much. Why pay more for less? Go with GNU/Linux.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Keyboard PCs

  1. And of course if you use an OpenBox, Enlightenment, or XFCE based distro it will fly.


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