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3K unveils 2lb ultraportable with Linux

updated 11:05 pm EDT, Tue April 22, 2008

3K Longitude 400 Mini

3K Computers today unveiled the Longitude 400 Mini Notebook, an ultraportable that features a 7 inch LCD and full size keyboard in a 2 pound design. The Longitude features a 400Mhz single-core processor, with 512MB of RAM and a 4GB internal flash drive for data storage. 3K also provides 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, and a 10/100 Ethernet port for networking. The Longitude 400 is available directly from 3K Computers for $400.

The Longitude 400 also includes three USB 2.0 ports, a "Windows-friendly" Linux operating system, Microsoft Office-equivalent software, internet software, and media players. 3K offers a one year warranty on the Longitude 400.

By Electronista Staff


  1. bammi

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    3K unveils 2lb ultraporta

    how is this story even remotely interesting to us mac fans?

  1. G4_Kessel

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    ...and why does this laptop look like something from the 90's? It's fugly!

  1. Peter Bonte

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    The article is here because Apple doesn't have a model in this segment.

    I can use few gadgets like this but they need to have DVD playback, the OS can be whatever they put on it because i only want to use them as portable players and casual entertainment. I hope Apple will soon have something for this segment like a small affordable tablet.

  1. chas_m



    Underpowered, to be kind!

    400MHz processor?

    7" screen?

    Huge plastic hinges that will break with the slightest bit of abuse?

    Wait ... oh yeah, the Powerbook 130!

    Congrats Linux -- you've entered the 90s!

  1. testudo

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    Re: underpowered

    How much power do you need to run Linux, esp. to do basic office apps and entertainment? Maybe you should wait for some reviews to come out to find out how usable it is, before declaring it dead. Linux isn't OS X or Windows. It can actually run well on slower chips.

    When people complained the MBA was underpowered, they were rebuffed because that wasn't the market.

  1. jimothy

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    re: ultraportable

    No, the article is here because Electronista doesn't have the readership numbers that MacNN does, and MMM Media is trying to boost the formers numbers.

  1. space-e

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    @ chas_m if you have a PowerBook 130, I'll buy it - I'll trade you two working PowerBook 170s...

  1. Eriamjh

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    And some thought...

    ...the AirBook was slow!

  1. Grrr

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    I agree..

    More juvenile journalism from Macnn AGAIN. Has absolutely nothing to do with Macs what-so-ever. So should not be on the site.

  1. dliup

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    track pad size?

    Typical PC trackpads are tiny. So would a tiny computer have a even smaller trackpad? Would the trackpad be the size of my thumb?

    Interesting idea though, but does it fit in the pocket like an iPhone? If not then old iBooks can be bought for the same price and the ibooks are faster.

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