reported by Frank Miller Bronx NY Top level PC (Mobile Devices) NYC Broker 2009
I have had a lot of success selling to small businesses and students this
cool laptop. We got 622 last month from Citibank off-loads via Clear Cloud Network. We sold 144 in 1 week!
The HP Pavilion dv2 ($699 retail Broker price usually
below $77 per unit) is a revolutionary ultraportable notebook and perhaps the notebook we are most excited to see at CES this
year. The dv2 measures just under 1-inch thick and starts at 3.8 pounds, but the big news is the powerful processor and graphics
packed inside a durable magnesium chassis.
is powered by a specially designed new AMD Athlon Neo 64-bit processor that provides enhanced multi-tasking capability similar
to an Intel Core 2 Duo processor while consuming significantly less power ... meaning better battery life. The 1.6GHz Athlon
Neo processor can convert a music file for your iPod (from .wav to .acc) or encode a movie file 148% faster than the 1.6GHz
Intel Atom processor.
is also configured with ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 discrete graphics (256MB memory)
which supports smooth 1080p HD playback over the notebook's HDMI port. As seen in the image below (from our office test
bed) the graphics are very high and sharp.....
Operating from a Kiosk on NW Bronx streets (Aves 112 to 155 NE) we now
usually average $222 a day in ultraportables sales...along with our smartphone sales...all got from Clear-Cloud Network East
Boston, As I discovered last month, there's a lot of money in acquiring and liquidating the units as a PCEquipment Broker.
Here's my last blog from April:
launches a new Ultraportable Laptop the Sony Vaio S11M1E/W, 13.3-inch format, Intel Calpella platform with
a processor Core i3 Arrandale and a Geforce 310M in several countries mentioned the price of less than price 900 euros.
Architected around an Intel chipset HM55, it comes with various applications as well as the Google Chrome browser, Sony through
a partnership with the firm MountainView. the Sony Vaio S11M1E/W hard drive is it protected against shocks.
has a design in magnesium alloy solid and helps
keep content. Its white color gives it a sober and elegant appearance. Unsurprisingly, the keyboard is a flat model with keys
well spaced from each other which allows seizure comfortable. It has a priori a backlight keys. The multi-touch touchpad sees
himself with two buttons. On the left side are present an air vent and HDMI ports, VGA, USB and Firewire while USB and card
readers are placed at the front while the rest found the right connections as the optical unit.
The S11M1E/W is an ultraportable that is for those who want a nomadic
model good enough. Its Intel Core i3 and its 4 GB of RAM fully supported by the 64-bit system ensures ease of use in some
desktop and multitasking.
graphics card Geforce G 310M (equivalent to a G 210M slightly better) is a model of entry-level through which it will be possible
to play occasionally in securities-efficient 3D resources as long as it adjusts levels of detail. In all cases, the reading
of HD videos do not ask him to worry. As too often, the screen displays of Sony Vaio S11M1E/W a 16:9 format with a vertical
resolution just a bit for the office and surfing, which is particularly unfortunate that this is the main purpose of this
Specifications of Sony Vaio S11M1E/W
|Screen||13.3” WXGA HD LED Backlight (1366 × 768)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-330M
|RAM Installed (Max)||4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz (8 GB), 2 slots|
|Storage Space||320GB 5400 rpm|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia Geforce
G 310M 512MB GDDR3 dedicated 2.26 GB TurboCache Intel GMA HD|
|Audio System||2 speakers Dolby Sound Room|
|Webcam||0.3 megapixel Motion Eye
|Network||Wi-Fi a / b / g / n + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR|
|Card Reader||Memory Stick, SD|
|Output (s) video||HDMI, VGA|
|Input (s) / Output (s)||Headset, Microphone|
|Firewire||Yes, Firewire 400|
|Operating System||7 Windows Home Premium 64 bit|
|Battery||Li-Ion 6 cell 5000mAh 54Whr, 330 gr|
|Autonomy announced||5 hours max|
|Dimensions (mm)||329 x 228.5 x 27.6-31.5|
|Weight||2 Kg (with battery)|
Finally, the storage space of Sony Vaio S11M1E/W is correct a significant
connection with the considerable presence of FireWire, but the notable absence of an e-SATA.
In Boston I usually liquidate ultraportables to students - usually I can do over 18
units a week with average $77 profit per unit too.
BUT be careful when getting these off-loads from the IT Asset Disposal pipeline! Be sure all accessories
come with the lot!
Says, Shirly Uralla of Liverpool England, our top UK Broker
"The number of models of "Liliputer" - low-cost ultraportable
PCs running Windows or Linux - has exploded to more than 100 in less than a year, according Tom Syeves.net, a site put together
by the freelance journalist Brad Sinlinder.
introduction of the OLPC XO laptop last year, more than a dozen manufacturers have leapt into the space, spotting the potential
for sales to children and schools - and, perhaps surprisingly, to adults keen to work while moving around but unwilling to
carry fully fledged laptops.
Manufacturers have very
high hopes for the burgeoning category. Intel said earlier this year it thinks shipments of low-cost ultraportables could
exceed 100m by 2011, while Asus forecast in April that it would sell 10m of its Eee PCs this year, and 20m in 2009. Even Dell
has moved into the space, launching its E4200 and E4300 models earlier this month. They use solid-state drives based on Flash
memory - a common feature of ultraportables - and the company claims they can achieve up to 19 hours of battery life, though
that requires an add-on battery.
The rise of ultraportables
was forecast in March in Technology Guardian, which noted that the Eee PC's first version had won plaudits from users - and
that nobody seemed to have noticed that it used Linux rather than Windows.
That suggested that ultraportables would provide a huge boost for Linux over Windows because using the free
operating system would give them a price advantage over Windows, for which manufacturers have to pay a licence for installation
- and what that might mean for Microsoft.
high street companies are beginning to use liliputers as a come-on for customers, while barely mentioning that they run Linux.
Maplin has begun selling its own-brand Qlii costing $170, which only mentions amid the other details that it uses the
"easy to use Linux operating system".
has forecast that ultraportables (which it prefers to call "mini-notebooks") will show strong growth over the coming
years. It reckons that this year 5.2m will be sold, 8m in 2009 and as many as 50m in 2012.
Annette K. Ruiom, research director at Gartner, said: "Potential users are likely
to include both first-time buyers seeking a low-cost introductory PC as well as experienced users seeking a low-cost second
or third PC for themselves or a relative."