Monday, July 16, 2007

A PC That Uses Less Energy, but Charges a Monthly Fee - New York Times

$99 and $12.95/month, cost-justified in part because the PC will apparently use ~$10/month less electricity than a normal PC 

The computer is the size of a cigar box and uses a low-power Intel-compatible microprocessor from VIA Technologies of Taiwan. It comes with four gigabytes of flash memory instead of a disk drive, a spinning mechanical part that uses much of a PC’s power. It also lacks a fan, another big energy user.

The Zonbu PC also uses a Gentoo version of the Linux operating system and will come with a range of software applications like the Mozilla Firefox browser, Skype voice-over-Internet service, OpenOffice software suite and many games. An additional 25 gigabytes of free online storage is available, with more offered for purchase.

A PC That Uses Less Energy, but Charges a Monthly Fee - New York Times

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