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Cherrypal Africa – the 99 dollar laptop is here at last


Well here it is, the Cherrypal Africa. The $99.00 laptop finally arrives, and blow me down, the spec is not too shabby. Seven inch screen, 400MHz processor, Ethernet, WiFi, touchpad, 3 x USB ports, SD card slot, USB HDD slot, internal speaker and microphone. About the only thing missing is an internal webcam. Runs Linux or Windows CE, which is more than enough to do the basic essentials in life like surf and murph. Weird how things turn out eh?

 The 7″ Cherrypal was designed with developing countries in mind. The Africa is powered with an 400 MHz processor, 256 MB DDR / 2 GB NAND-flash and runs Linux (GMo) or Windows CE. Here are some more basics: Screen: 7 inch high-resolution TFT .(800 x 480 pixels) LAN:10/100M Ethernet Access WIFI: IEEE 802.11 b/g Ethernet RJ-45 Keyboard: QWERTY 86 keys Mouse&Touch pad:build-in touch panel, set two shortcut key,and support usb port mouse USB Port: USB 2.0 x 1 (aid external memory) USB 1.1 x 2 (aid keyboard & mouse only) External Memory : SD card…

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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