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What do you want to see in the Kogan netbook?

Posted: 17 Feb 2009

I've always said I like using this blog as a way to get ideas and input from you -- here's an example!

As I told APC Magazine, the Kogan team plans to be selling a netbook in the very near future.

We're in the process of developing the Kogan Netbook right now, and it seems that the 10.1" screen size is the sweet spot between screen real estate and portability. Furthermore, an Atom processor looks to be the best balance of computing power and energy consumption.

There are however many other things that make up a netbook, and we're very keen to hear your thoughts on some of these, such as:

  • Would you rather pay more for 2GB RAM or is 1GB enough?
  • What colour do you want the netbook to be?
  • What operating system do you want? I'm a big fan of open source -- which you will see when we launch the Agora -- so I'm leaning towards Linux. It would mean you get the netbook for cheaper (no licensing costs), and it would run faster! If you're on board with Linux, which flavour of Linux would you like to see? Or would you prefer Windows XP?
  • What software would you like pre-loaded on it? At the moment we are lining up:
    • Open Office
    • Firefox
    • VLC Media Player
    • Messenger software supporting MSN, Yahoo, etc
    • An open source image editor like GIMP
I'm really eager to hear your thoughts on these and any other suggestions you may have, so we can bring you the best netbook at the most affordable price!

*Update* The Kogan Netbook will run gOS


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