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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: thumbs up.

"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."

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