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Why is anyone of the opinion that an unbranded cheapo clone PC is a suitable platform to carry a RISC OS brand? For years, one of the main arguments in favour of Acorn product has been the low TCO, rather than a low purchase price. Now, unless weird things have happened, none of the people listed in the article actually make laptops. If there's one thing experience has taught me (and I mean experience of selling a lot of RISC OS and Windows boxes going back a very long time) it's that saving a few quid on the tin costs a packet in the long term. Further, the spec today on Mr Cheapy boxes is not going to be the spec in 2 weeks. Anyone considering the purchase of a portable device to run RISC OS would do themselves a lot of favours by actually considering VRPC as an emulator, rather than being persuaded that the various badgers have got some magic power which makes their boxes in some way special. I'd concur with RComp that Centrino makes a lot of sense. Certainly, we're selling a lot more of them than trad portables, despite a pricepoint about 35% higher. It's the ability to use them continually for 3.5/4 hours (doubled with a second battery) that is the most important feature. As far as it goes, I'll quite happily sell people VA5k or VARPC, and have. However, the current badger craze is not helping anyone in the long term. More to the point, calling an Intel CISC-powered device a "RiscBook" is sailing very close to the wind when it comes to being economical with the truth.

 is a RISC OS Usermikeg on 07/12/03 10:52AM
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