Gecko EduBook – Batteries Not Included

There should be an image here!No proprietary batteries. Even better, nearly any off the shelf AC adapter for power. How would you like to have a netbook like this for under $200? Despite the fact that you will need to stock up on a number of AA batteries, the price is nice as are the overall options for replacing any power related components.

It should be noted however, that this little netbook is more workhorse than power monster. So the four hours of battery life you get comes at a price of pretty weak system resources.

Features and specifications listed by NorhTec for the EduBook include:

* Processor — Xcore 86 (Vortex86MX SoC) clocked at 1.0GHz
* Memory — 256MB, 512MB, or 1Gb of DDR2 RAM, soldered on CPU module
* Display — 8.9-inch LED backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution
* Storage — Internal SD card or IDE HDD (hard disk drive)
* Networking — 10/100 Ethernet port
* Other I/O:
o 4 x USB 2.0 (3 external, 1 internal)
o VGA
o Audio — line in and line out
* Expansion — SD slot
* Battery — Accepts 8 NiMH AA cells, or lithium-ion battery packs, with run times approximately four or six hours, respectively
* Dimensions/weight — n/s