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davidw89
September 24th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Looking to buy oversea.

Here are requirement:

Small/Compact
At least 40GB Space.
Wifi
Some sort of power saving chip such as the Intel Atom
512MB Ram minimum
Ubuntu/Windows Xp
MUST have links to driver download (for windows of course) on the website


The only store i have found is
http://www.fit-pc.com/new/
but postage is expensive..

Got any tips?

Small PC is cool because you can mount it on the back of your LCD screen..

Boelcke
September 24th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Look at the store at www.damnsmalllinux.com.

Oh, and when you say overseas, we don't know where you're at! Overseas from where? ;)

gn2
September 24th, 2008, 01:21 PM
http://www.itx-warehouse.co.uk/productlist.aspx?Cid=42

http://www.linutop.com/linutop2/index.en.html

Or just get a Mac Mini.

billgoldberg
September 24th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Get one of those Aspire One netbooks. They seem to fit your criteria.

I believe they sell them for 400 euro. Not sure, could be less.

With the cheap US Dollar, it might be cheaper (not garanteed!) to buy them from any US based online store.

davidw89
September 24th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the response guys.

I am from Sydney, Australia. The reason why i want to buy a "damn small linux" computer is because of the size. Now i can head over to this computer warehouse and build a computer entirely from a list of part but the smallest case they have is the normal desktop size one.

And what else do you need to stick it on the back of a 15" LCD screen?

Btw US dollar is not "cheap" anymore, AUD has slided from over 0.95 to 0.80 ; (

billgoldberg
September 24th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the response guys.

I am from Sydney, Australia. The reason why i want to buy a "damn small linux" computer is because of the size. Now i can head over to this computer warehouse and build a computer entirely from a list of part but the smallest case they have is the normal desktop size one.

And what else do you need to stick it on the back of a 15" LCD screen?

Btw US dollar is not "cheap" anymore, AUD has slided from over 0.95 to 0.80 ; (

I was talking about the cheap dollar compared to the Euro. I have no idea how strong the Australian Dollar is.

davidw89
September 24th, 2008, 01:35 PM
http://www.linutop.com/linutop2/index.en.html

Doesn't have any space...(looks like your going to need an external HDD connected via usb) so iam gonna have to give it a pass. And no wifi either. But on the good side, it has its own Linux OS.

ankursethi
September 24th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Why not a Mac Mini? Apple make solid, reliable hardware. Or an Asus eeBox. It's pretty neat, from what I hear.

Here : http://asus.com/products.aspx?l1=24&l2=165

zachtib
September 24th, 2008, 01:50 PM
We just ordered a Mini-ITX Atom Build from Newegg:

1.6GHz Atom CPU w/HT
512MB Memory
Onboard GMA 950
80GB HDD

Came out to $200 inc shipping

No wifi, but you could add a card pretty easily

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=9661706

Hmmm... the board is deactivated, but I think that's because they just released a dual-core version, which should pop up soon.

davidw89
September 25th, 2008, 02:33 AM
I can't believe no one mentioned this: http://www.zareason.com/shop/home.php
Abn Ubuntu Hardware supplier.

It looks GREAT on site..but don't know if they ship internationally. And also half the stuff are out of stock.

earthpigg
September 25th, 2008, 02:42 AM
I can't believe no one mentioned this: http://www.zareason.com/shop/home.php
An Ubuntu Hardware supplier.


i came into this thread specifically to mention them :)

and, big picture, i think it is a good thing that half their stuff is out of stock. same with the dell and the mini 9.