EPIA - first impressions...

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Feb 19 09:38:16 PST 2003


On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 17:17:35 -0000
"Matthew Burgess" <ca9mbu at eos.sunderland.ac.uk> wrote:

> Bloody hell, with prices like that I might just ditch the idea of
> getting a laptop altogether.
> http://www.ultim8pc.co.uk/index.asp?section=products&idd=12 has a EPIA
> 800 pre-built box for £223.25.  This sounded really attractive, but
> then I realised I had to add to that the cost of some memory (~£40)
> and HDD(~£75 for a 2.5" 20GB).   I'd also need to get a USB Floppy
> drive (Dabs have one for £30) and a CD-drive (can I fit a slimline CD
> drive and a 2.5" HDD in the same box? If not it'll have to be a USB
> job for that). It's still around £400 for a complete PC (bar the
> monitor of course - I'll dig out an unused one from somewhere).  I'll
> wait to see more of Ian's reports back to see how he gets on.

My GA-whateveritis case can take a full size CDROM and FLOPPY and HDD.
its about the size of one of those cheapo half-width playback only VCRs.
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