Local Tech Repair: Selling Netbooks

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Selling Netbooks

So recently i been thinking about building computers and selling them. I also wanted to provide people with the security and power of linux. i know a lot of people love macs because they are "immune" viruses (not completely true).... but recently netbooks have been exploding on the market for their nice size and how much they can hold.

some of you guys may not know but linux has been for a long time been providing the OSs for most of your small computers because they do not require as much resources to run... a lot of your phones run some kind of a linux operating system.

so let me explain i guess what compeditors offer.

right now i am looking at netbooks in the 400 price range....
acer has their netbook running at ~350
offering you:
Processor: Intel® Atom™
Processor Speed: 1.2GHz
Ram: 2Gb ddr2
HD: 250 gb Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
battery: 3 cell

next competitor (Dell)
Price: ~350
OS: windows xp home
Processor: Intel® Atom™
Processor speed: 1.6GHz
Ram: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
HD: 160GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Battery: 3-cell lithium-ion



What i can offer
Case: OCZ Neutrino OCZDIY10N1-US 10.1-Inch DIY Netbook -- costs me 286.52
Price: don't know
OS: Ubuntu Netbook Remix
http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu/unr
Processor: Intel® Atom™
Processor speed: 1.6GHz
Ram: you pick :D
Crucial 2GB 667 Mhz CT25664AC667 DDR2 -- Costs me 24.97
OCZ 2GB PC2-5400 667MHz DDR2 -- Costs me 26.49
Plus even more :D (Different brands or less gbs)
HD: you pick :D
SSD available
(Western Digital possibly 7200rmp if you ask)
250 GB 5400 RPM SataII -- 50
400 GB 5400 RPM SataII -- 89
500 GB 5400 RPM SataII -- 91
Battery: 4 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

i am not listing Seagate because they been having problems lately...

but ya just wondering what people thought about this and what not.

btw the OS that i would be offering to install and configure to your needs.

could make it look something like this.



it will come with a customized firefox browser
it will also come with its own office suit so that you do not need word. (Open Office)

for more comment on this post..... they are not displayed and you will not be giving your email to the world... if anyone has any suggestions for me i am more than glad to hear them :D


*edit*

i am not actually selling these anymore.