FlipStart Micro Laptop Gets a Significant Price Cut

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The FlipStart 1.0 is a Windows laptop small enough warrant interest from those who want something much less bulky than a typical one.

When it was launched this device was outside of the price range of the average consumer: $2,000. Now, however, its manufacturer has significantly dropped the cost to $700. 

According to rumor, FlipStart Labs is close to releasing version 2.0 of this mini notebook. If true, this almost certainly is the reason for the price cut of the original.

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An Overview of the FlipStart 1.0

This device has the typical clamshell shape of a laptop, but is just 5.9 inches wide, 4.5 inches tall, and 1.6 inches thick and weighs only 1.8 pounds (with extended battery).

It is bigger and heaver than some of its competition, like the Sony Vaio UX180P or OQO’s model 02, but has a larger screen and keyboard.

In addition to its 5.6-inch, 1024-by-600-pixel (SVGA) primary display, it has a 1.9-inch, 220-by-176-pixel external screen that can show information from Microsoft Outlook, including the user’s email, calendar, and contacts.

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The FlipStart 1.0 uses a 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium M processor to run Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Business. It also sports an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator.

This PC has 512 MB of RAM and a shock-mounted 30 GB hard drive.

For wireless connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, and the 3G cellular-wireless standard EV-DO Rev A. Service for this is provided by Sprint.

It also has a USB 2.0 port, an Ethernet port, and a VGA port.

To learn more about the FlipStart or to make a purchase visit the FlipStart Labs web site.


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