October 2, 2009

Review: ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works

Article Source LinuxPlanet

Netbooks of late have lost some of the charm and excitement marking their initial reception. Many vendors offer a variety of operating system options, but very few preload an OS targeted specifically at the netbook. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook. What follows is our hands-on review of the device and how it fairs for the mobile traveler.

If you were to take a look under the hood of the ZaReason netbook, you'd find an Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor, up to 2 GB of memory and a variety of options for the hard disk. They also offer, as an option, a built-in 3G wireless modem ($99), but our test machine didn't have one. Network options include Draft-N Wifi and 10/100 wired Ethernet. Screen size is 10.2" and supports resolutions up to 1024X600. Three USB ports, an SD card reader VGA monitor and audio connectors round out the list of hardware items...

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