Dec 13 2008

NEO word processor: Not Enough Operationality

Published by at 8:28 am under Writing Gadgets & Technology

You’d have to be crazy to blow $250 on a word processor that can only display 6 lines of text and has 512 kilobytes of storage capacity.  Dell laptops start at $350.  Admittedly, a $350 laptop only has a nine-inch screen, but even so, it’s far more useful than this.

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  1. Jackon 13 Dec 2008 at 9:16 pm

    In all fairness, the Alphasmarts were developed several years ago and the sub-$500 notebook market is still less than a year old. This is a bit like saying “Only a fool would buy a Apple IIE when iMacs are on the market” or something.

    Also, Alphasmarts get days and days of battery life, which is well beyond even my eeePC.

  2. Jacobon 13 Dec 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Ah, this was my mistake. It was reviewed last year but I thought it was a new release. Even so… I stand by my assessment that this is unacceptably expensive for what it provides, even back when there was no alternative.

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