New Zonbu Laptop: Affordable, Green, Hassle-Free Computing

Jessica Foote, one of the PR reps for Zonbu sent me this yesterday:

Hi Ken,

I’m happy to finally be able to share Zonbu’s latest news! Starting today, Zonbu fans can be green and hassle-free on the go. Zonbu is announcing a new Zonbu Notebook. Like the Zonbu Mini Desktop, the Zonbu Notebook is based on the same principles of hassle-free, environmentally friendly, and affordable computing.

Affordable: The Zonbu Notebook starts at $279 with a $14.95 monthly subscription fee with the same acclaimed hassle-free plan as the Zonbu Mini Desktop.

Hassle-free: The Zonbu Notebook works right out of the box. It includes 20 best-of-breed software applications, free automatic software upgrades, generous online storage, remote file access and sharing, automatic data back-up, unlimited online tech support, and free hardware replacement in case of damage.  Best of all it eliminates the need to spend any time on managing the PC, or spending money on anti-virus packages, back-up storage or firewalls.

Environmentally Friendly: The Zonbu Notebook uses less energy, reduced use of hazardous materials like cadmium and mercury, offers free recycling/take back programs and responsible packaging, meeting the EU’s strict RoHS standards and earning the Zonbu Notebook a Silver EPEAT rating.

Additional Features: Zonbu Notebook includes a Facebook plug-in that enables users to automatically post multimedia data to your profile page. The notebook also includes built-in wireless, a DVD-RW/CD-RW, built-in speaker, microphone and headphone ports and more. (see for full details.)

Although the final version of the Zonbu notebook’s software won’t be available until early 2008, Zonbu fans eager to try it can order a Zonbu Notebook with beta version of software starting today; once the software is finalized their system will be automatically updated to the final version.

Having reviewed the Zonbu Mini Desktop PC, I can vouch for all of the above. And it looks like they’re going to send me a Zonbu Notebook for review, too. Stay tuned. You can check out Ask the Geek (and see a photo of the laptop) for my opinion on this latest development.

Breaking news: Gregoire Gentil, Zonbu’s CEO,  was gracious enough to grant me an email interview that is very enlightening. I’ll post that to Ask the Geek tomorrow. Be sure to check it out.

The Geek

Have a question? It can be about anything from cooking to science, whatever you�re interested in: Click here to Ask the Geek! Kenny �The Geek� Harthun has been playing with geeky stuff since 1965. He�s a former research scientist and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer at Connective Computing, Inc. and loves to learn about anything and everything.