I really tried to avoid making a groan-worthy pun in the headline to this post. But I just couldn't do it. Sorry. Anyway, it looks like the latest company-you've -never-heard-of to launch an Eee PC competitor is Van Der Led, which will apparently be releasing the Jisus, a low cost, Linux-based laptop on May 25th.

If the unknown company hasn't already scared you off, take note that the Jisus PC will sport a mysterious "1 GHz, 64-Bit Loongson 2F" processor. I can't decide if that's a typo, a poor translation, or some newfangled proprietary chip.

The rest of the specs look reasonable:

  • 512MB DDR-667 RAM
  • 4GB Nand flash solid state memory
  • 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Microphone, headphone jacks, stereo speakers
  • 4.5 hour battery life
  • Ubuntu Linux operating system
The Jisus will also sport an 8.9 inch LCD with a disappointing 800 x 480 pixel display resolution. The computer will set you back 299 Euros, or about $470. At that price, I can't really see anything that makes this laptop stand out from the competition. But it's always nice to have choices.

[via Engadget]

1 comments:

SvOlli said...

The Loongson is a MIPS compatible CPU developed in China:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loongson

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