Teo, the New Tough Linux Netbook From ZaReason
May 19, 2010, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"The nice folks at ZaReason, the independent Linux OEM computer
vendor, sent me their Teo tough netbook to review. This turned into
a family affair as my excellent significant other Terry was charmed
by the little netbook, and had to try it out. Executive summary:
"The fun started when we unpacked the Teo and pulled out its
soft case (a $19 option). OK, so maybe we're just dotty old gadget
hounds, but the little case is cute, a soft case with carry handles
and cord storage. The Teo is black with sleek simple lines, and the
ZaReason logo in silver.
"It's About Time
"I've been wanting a netbook ever since the ASUS Eee PC was
released. The idea of the Eee PC was more exciting than its
execution. It came with a seven-inch screen and a 4GB solid-state
drive instead of a 80GB hard drive, which saved power but came up
short in storage capacity, its 900MHz Celeron mobile CPU was slow,
and ASUS played games with the batteries, claiming eight hours
battery life. But that was with an optional larger battery, not the
stock battery. It ran a highly-customized version of Xandros Linux.
But none of that was supposed to matter, because the idea was to
use it more as a Web client than a standalone PC."