ZaReason Ion Breeze 3770

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for
this link. ]

“Before we begin, the company ZaReason may not be as
well known to Linux desktop users as say System76, which is not
much of a surprise considering that the company is just about two
and a half years old. This company actually began as a volunteer
organization when they began recycling old computers in Berkeley,
California, but then since moved into creating computers for the
financially able. With the ZaReason founders being large advocates
on recycling, besides offering Linux-compatible PCs they also aim
to deliver the most energy-efficient products and work with many
recyclers in an effort to get most of their old hardware recycled.

“The ZaReason Ion Breeze 3770 consists of an Intel Atom 230
processor, a NVIDIA ION chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, and
most of the other hardware in this nettop is customizable when
ordering from their web-site. The base package is $399 USD and it
includes 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 250GB Serial ATA 2.0 hard drive, and
no optical drive. Should one be interested in getting the
highest-end Ion Breeze 3770, the most expensive configuration at
over $600 with 2GB of RAM, a 1 terabyte SATA 2.0 hard drive, a
CD-RW/DVD-RW optical drive, and USB-based 802.11b/g WiFi. The Ion
Breeze 3770 can also ship with Ubuntu 9.04, Kubuntu 9.04, Edubuntu
9.04, Ubuntu Studio 9.04, or no operating system at all. The system
we were testing was equipped with 3GB of RAM (we were sent this
unit prior to the public launch of the product, and evidently they
must be working on a 3GB version) and a 1000GB Seagate ST31000333AS
HDD with Ubuntu 9.04 (x86_64).”

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