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Barebones Notebook

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the some-assembly-required dept.

Portables 311

Gsurface writes "The first barebones notebook makes its appearance. The barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD, but only the case, with keyboard and touchpad."

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3rd post! (-1)

thr0d ps1t (641973) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409659)

This thr0d ps1t is brought to you by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's Model Thr00 Thr0d Ps1t Generator.

Share and enjoy!

No Display? (5, Interesting)

rprata (99340) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409661)

Where would one buy a display?

Re:No Display? (5, Insightful)

BorgDrone (64343) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409690)

I think these are meant for OEM's, so they choose a display, cpu, hdd, etc.

Re:No Display? (3, Informative)

The Jonas (623192) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409804)

well, here are some small ones [partsexpress.com] to get started with. I don't how well they will work with this setup, though.

I bought one of these! (2, Funny)

loucura! (247834) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409662)

It makes a really great prop for my couch... I really needed to take those videos back to Blockbuster.

ok..... (1, Redundant)

exhilaration (587191) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409669)

I know I get most of the components anywhere, but where the hell do you get the LCD????

Re:ok..... (2, Insightful)

will592 (551704) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409703)

I haven't been able to open the link, but I know eBay is full of LCD screens designed for laptops. I don't know how interchangeable the LCD's are but that might be a good source.
Chris

Re:ok..... (1, Insightful)

suckass (169442) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409713)

Ebay!!!!

Re:ok..... (4, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409795)

From an electronics jobber. Where you'll also find everything you need to design, build and test everything from an old fasihoned crystal radio set to a mainframe computer.

You need only supply your own money and intelligence.

These days the answer to "Where do I get. . ." is almost always, " At the store."

You want a small particle accelerator? People sell them over the counter, or all the parts to build your own.

The only trick is to find the store. Trust me, it's there.

KFG

Re:ok..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409847)

where I live there are 5 flavours of bread avaible, never found electronics though.

Re:ok.....( offtopic ) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409860)

You wouldn't happen to know where to get a 9" TFT screen would you? I want to gut my old MAC SE and make it into a linux boxen using the mini-itx board, and a 9" TFT LCD screen. I've looked all over the web, and i can't find anything.

Re:ok..... (1)

Anonym1ty (534715) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409913)

Yes but both mainframe computers and crystal radio set are anceint technologies...

*ducks*

ok ok ok.... I make electronic toys too.

If you look hard enough you can find most anything you want or need. The only trick I have ever found to finding something is to know what hell you're looking for in the first place. Usually then finding it is pretty easy.

Try here (2, Informative)

OECD (639690) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409890)

Try here [lcdtft.com] .

They also have very small screens for your next port-linux-to-small-kitchen-appliance project.

Zero posts and its already down? (1, Funny)

bogie (31020) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409670)

nt

Re:Zero posts and its already down? (1)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409783)

The site www.xbitlabs.com is running Apache/1.3.14 (Unix) mod_perl/1.24 PHP/4.0.3pl1 FrontPage/4.0.4.3 mod_ssl/2.7.1 OpenSSL/0.9.6 on Linux.

Uh-oh :)

Re:Zero posts and its already down? (0)

clifton_ (12451) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409870)

When he said 'nt', I think he actually meant "no text" in the body of the message. Basically used when everything that needed to be said is all in the subject in the message. I could be wrong, tho. :)

Coolies! You learn something new every day! (0, Redundant)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409904)

nt

Re:Zero posts and its already down? (1)

spoonyfork (23307) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409793)

From netcraft.com:

The site www.xbitlabs.com is running Apache/1.3.14 (Unix) mod_perl/1.24 PHP/4.0.3pl1 FrontPage/4.0.4.3 mod_ssl/2.7.1 OpenSSL/0.9.6 on Linux

Already /.'d? (1)

Knightfall (558914) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409676)

In two minutes? Are you kidding me?

Re:Already /.'d? (1)

hey (83763) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409710)

It's in Russia... might explain why.

Re:Already /.'d? (4, Funny)

Soul-Burn666 (574119) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409732)

I'm sorry, but I must....

In Soviet Russia, the sites Slashdot you!

Re:Already /.'d? (1)

Tin Weasil (246885) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409737)

In Soviet russia?

Re:Already /.'d? (4, Funny)

daddymac (244954) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409781)

I'm surprised it lasted this long.

Considering the web server has no display, no ram, no hard drive...

Interesting, but (5, Insightful)

InterruptDescriptorT (531083) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409679)

Where, I wonder, would one buy individual parts for a notebook?

It's pretty easy to go to your local dealer and pick up an Athlon, mobo of your choice, some cheap RAM, hard drive, etc. I have to say that I've never seen notebook parts available a la carte like with regular computer paraphernalia.

Besides, even if you could get those things, I have a hunch it would be far more expensive than getting a brand-new notebook from Dell or Gateway. They buy their parts in bulk and can therefore pass the savings on to the consumer.

I'm totally in favour of self-building, don't get me wrong, but I wonder if the economics of the whole deal doesn't favour just buying a new notebook outright and spending the savings on some accessories.

Re:Interesting, but (0)

addaon (41825) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409714)

/.'ed, so I can't see for sure, but I'm confident that (a) this system does come with an LCD, contrary to what people suggest, (b) the system uses standard CPU's and SODIMM's (so power usage sucks) and (c) the total cost of a system is quite competitive if you really want a low-performance desktop replacement.

Re:Interesting, but (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409726)

This is not insightful in any way. If you had READ the link without first spewing from your ass, all of your questions would have been answered. Please moderate this asshat down.

IN SOVIET RUSSIA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409759)

asshat moderates YOU down!

Re:Interesting, but (4, Interesting)

ComputerSlicer23 (516509) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409779)

If buying in bulk was really all there was to the price, I wouldn't be able to build a machine cheaper then Dell. As a general rule, I normally can (I haven't tried lately so maybe I can't). The difference is in who does the labor. The really big savings is that you get no labor, and you get no replacement parts, you get no support. So build your own can be cheaper if the bulk parts discount, doesn't overcome the labor/support issues.

I wouldn't build my own laptop, just because laptops are touchy little beasties. Heat and airflow are really important. Docking stations, and port replicators are nice. Not to mention the wear and tear due to abuse, and move moving parts (the hinges on the screen), and the various clips that I wouldn't get the right kind for, especailly not if I'm buying on the cheap. Batteries and removable parts are a problem. Power consumption, and LCD quality. Just lots of little issues that I wouldn't get right, that Dell would.

Kirby

Re:Interesting, but (2, Informative)

kfg (145172) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409817)

You are used to shopping in stores that cater to people who *assemble* computers, and only stock those things that those people buy.

In the stores that cater to people who *build* computers you'll find everything you need.

KFG

Re:Interesting, but (1)

SquadBoy (167263) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409898)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF -8&q=laptop+parts&btnG=Google+Search

hmm (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409682)

"The barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD, but only the case, with keyboard and touchpad."

So its still better than every other (pick your favorite)mac/windows/linux/unix box?

Who needs a screen? (4, Funny)

Grim Grepper (452375) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409688)

Why back in my day, all you needed were some LED's.

And why use a hard drive when you have perfectly good cassette tapes laying around?

Re:Who needs a screen? (1)

garcia (6573) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409753)

uhh, back in someone else's day they used sticks and dirt.

Re:Who needs a screen? (5, Funny)

Wobin (94894) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409771)

You had tapes? I used to have to insert 28 punch-cards only to be able to play tetris...

Re:Who needs a screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409800)

"I used to have to insert 28 punch-cards only to be able to play tetris... "

42 if you wanted that long piece to show up."

Re:Who needs a screen? (5, Funny)

phoenix_rizzen (256998) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409842)

You had punch cards? Talk about spoiled.

We, my friend, had to input our code using dip switches, 1 byte at a time. And heaven forbid that you make a mistake near the end of the program, 'cause then we had to start all over.

Re:Who needs a screen? (3, Funny)

loucura! (247834) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409919)

You had tetris?! I had to insert 28 punch-cards, for nothing! And it had to be done, too! You know what! We liked it!

Durned-kids these days.

Re:Who needs a screen? (1)

Santos L. Halper (591801) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409822)

Man, I just used a Lite-Brite when I was a kid.

Ah great! Just after I build my new desktop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409692)

/. was too slow to save me this time. Next time it is portable all the way

And it comes with a barebones webserver (3, Funny)

jmulvey (233344) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409693)

... because 2 posts into the Slashdot thread, and the website is done-for?

I think it's their webserver that is running without a CPU.

Where (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409697)

Wheres the first barebones bitch to rape to bones?

AKA (5, Funny)

endoboy (560088) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409698)

etch-a-sketch

Re:AKA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409818)

nope .. that has a display.

Re:AKA (1)

gregfortune (313889) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409911)

Perfect! Images of Dilbert instantly pop into mind.... Maybe I should buy one of these for my daughter. Then she won't rip the keys off my *real* laptop :(

I want one! (0, Redundant)

CausticWindow (632215) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409699)

I couldn't read the article, but I've already got the hots on for this beauty!

BareBACK Notebook (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409700)

Note #1: Get it in you

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a|_______|_____________\__________|______|______a_ _
t|_______`._____________|_________|_______:_____t_ _
s`________|_____________|________\|_______|_____s_ _
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Note #2: FOAD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409777)

that's just beautiful, man.

Problems with hosting on a barebones laptop (2, Funny)

ifreakshow (613584) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409705)

They should have installed the memory, HDD, ect. before posting the link on slashdot

Finally something that ISNT a beowulf cluster (5, Funny)

siberian (14177) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409711)

Finally, something I don't WANT to make into a Beowulf cluster..

Re:Finally something that ISNT a beowulf cluster (2)

garcia (6573) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409872)

it's actually possibly something that would be decent for one.

How many fucking LCDs, trackballs, etc would you need for a Beowulf cluster?

It might be semi-silent and useful as one.

the server (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409712)

The server for their site must be running on one of these, because its already slashdotted.

Oh this is too easy.... (3, Funny)

CoyoteGuy (524946) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409720)

Now all I need is a high resolution color printout of a desktop, a bag to match, and I can sit at the coffee shop pickin up chicks for a much lower price than buying an actual laptop :P

Slashdot - Sarcasm, Trolls, and Ego... All under one roof

What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409727)

No CPU, no screen, no HDD ... Are you sure they're not charging you $$$ for an empty cardboard box?

Re:What? (5, Funny)

MoonBuggy (611105) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409852)

No CPU, no screen, no HDD ... Are you sure they're not charging you $$$ for an empty cardboard box?
Of course not, they're charging you $$$ for a plastic box ;-)

so... (1)

dosh8er (608167) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409730)

Would that mean i could whip up a small distro install and make my very first mp3/ogg/flac/whatever-the-hell-codec-here player for my car!?! sounds good to me.. cheap and efficient.

Finally (2, Insightful)

ekarjala (446184) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409731)

A notebook that comes without the dreaded "Microsoft Tax" (unless they can come up with a pre-emptive "potential-use" licensing fee.)

Re:Finally (1, Flamebait)

Ruzty (46204) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409856)

A notebook that comes without the dreaded "Microsoft Tax"

Are you refering to my Apple Powerbook?
-Rusty

A way out of the MS tax (2, Funny)

Metalhead01 (587101) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409733)

First off, I'd simply like to say that I haven't had a chance to read article (damn ./ effect).

But from what the little blurb said, this looks like an excellent way to avoid paying for Windows and all the other bundled software that people don't want or need. Though the cost of parts and installation may offset this just a bit.

slashdotted already.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409734)

already..?!

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409735)

"The barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD, but only the case, with keyboard and touchpad."

Because those items were turned to slag by the slashdotting!

either (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409736)

either my computer is screwed or you F*ed up

Woo...a cyberdeck (2, Interesting)

anachattak (650234) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409741)

For those of us who remember Cyberpunk 2020 and Shadowrun, it sounds like we're prepping ourselves for a cyberdeck here. Don't need no stinking LCD, just my wetwire neural headjack!!! Bring it on: I'm ready!!!

Re:Woo...a cyberdeck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409843)

I do remember that, and (apparently like you) have lusted for it ever since. Oh wait, the topic? Um, yeah i guess you could buy a notebook and put it together from scratch (a question people always ask me when im building them a computer) or you could save yourself tens of thousands of dollars in productivity (and style) by buying a powerbook.

"Is that duct tape holding the screen on your computer?"
- "No, it's to protect it from terrorists!"

Re:Woo...a cyberdeck (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409885)

sweet, now all i need to do is get input jacks placed into my head and i can go around disabling ice with my lightning ray attacks. i wonder if linux would be better than windows for this? anyone know what os a decker should use?

Website (1, Funny)

GMontag (42283) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409745)

Apparently they are running the webserver on one of these things.

Tech tips: add a motherboard, processor, ram, ethernet and HDD. Might want to add some software and an OS also.

barebones web server? (1)

JeanBaptiste (537955) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409746)

... no CPU, no RAM, no HD....

Slashdotted even before a 'does it run linux' troll....

Barebones webserver (1, Funny)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409751)

The site that speak of this notebook looks like its hosted in one of them, no disk, no cpu, no bandwidth, no network card, and no monitor to see that nobody can access it right now :)

Keyboard? Keyboard? (5, Funny)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409755)

Why in my day, we used to get up at 2:00 am, eat a plate of hot gravel, crawl to the office over broken glass, and when we got there, we'd have to pound on the computer with our foreheads in place of typing. Keyboard? Kids today have it easy.

Re:Keyboard? Keyboard? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409832)

You got your gravel hot? Lucky bastard. You had direct input? We used punch cards made out of tires and punched them with twigs.

someday: microphone instead of keyboard--but when? (1)

js7a (579872) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409865)

If they replaced the keyboard with an extra PS/2 socket, or an extra USB port I suppose, and if the microphone input was shielded well enough and sufficiently audio-capable (I've seen sound cards without 16,000/s sampling rates, and the first SoundBlasters were 8-bit), then I would be more interested.

Someday, many agree, as speech input matures, the microphone will become more important than the keyboard.

So, my question is: What year do you think the microphone will surpass the keyboard in importance?

I'm all for lighter notebooks... (2, Funny)

rtrowbridge (608533) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409757)

...but how am I supposed to get any work done on a laptop without any RAM or a CPU? :)

Call that barebones? (2, Funny)

BabyDave (575083) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409758)

Here's my picture of a real barebones notebook









Pretty neat, isn't it?

Re:Call that barebones? (4, Funny)

SlightlyMadman (161529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409792)

-1 Redundant

Didn't you read the article? They have that exact same picture up.

Re:Call that barebones? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409816)

That's one damn impressive pic!

It's not only barebones, it's completely devoid of matter! Without substance, light cannot reflect from it, and therefore images of it cannot exist!

Do I get a No-Prize?

Create a market for Laptops parts? (3, Interesting)

corsec67 (627446) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409763)

Will more laptops sold like this open a market for laptop parts?

Maybe this will cause laptops to be more similar to desktops, as parts are standard?

Re:Create a market for Laptops parts? (1)

Metalhead01 (587101) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409802)

Will more laptops sold like this open a market for laptop parts?

Maybe this will cause laptops to be more similar to desktops, as parts are standard? It'll take more than one company selling barebones laptops for this to happen. Or a lot of people breaking the hardware they do because they don't know what the hell they're doing.

Re:Create a market for Laptops parts? (0)

KemoSabe304 (652338) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409835)

I certainly hope so. I have always wanted to totally pimp out my inspiron, but it is so hard to find aftermarket laptop parts.

Re:Create a market for Laptops parts? (1)

dunng808 (448849) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409891)

I hope so. My Open Slate Project [sourceforge.net] is designed to have high school students build their own slates. Slate-modders would benefit greatly from the abundance of new and used bits and pieces currently available to desktop-modders. LCDs, digitizers, and batteries are especially hard.

I realize that my design is still conceptual (some would call it vapor), but I really believe there is more to it, in its current form, than this laptop shell. I am looking for more members.

They even have a demo!! (1)

dracken (453199) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409775)

Their site [xbitlabs.com] has been hosted on one!!!

Already slashdotted ;)

touchpad? (1)

rjamestaylor (117847) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409787)

Nubs rule!

Buttons? (2, Interesting)

kwerle (39371) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409789)

Nobody has asked the big question yet:
How many mouse buttons do you get with that, or do you add it/them, too?

(from my iBook, with USB 3button mouse plugged in!)

Re:Buttons? (1)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409882)

Or even better, does it have those evil 'finger pad' mouse things.

I much prefer the older laptop's that had the trackerball. Much easier to control and they didn't go crazy if you pressed to hard.

Trustworthy Hardware Platform (3, Funny)

Michael_Burton (608237) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409791)

No CPU, no RAM, and no display. But on the plus side, your Windows installation opens fewer security holes than on other laptops.

yeah (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409797)

i was under the assumption that barebones meant a working system with the minimal number of parts. when it's missing a cpu and ram i guess i was wrong.

LightBright (1)

tepp (131345) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409801)

... or they could just use a LightBright for the LED display.

*signs ad jingle*
LightBright! LightBright! Put out the candles and... LightBright!

Damn, I miss those things... :)

Barebones laptop without a display? (5, Funny)

g_adams27 (581237) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409803)


I'm all for bare-bones, but I at least want all the bones!

Features? (1)

grub (11606) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409806)


The barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD, but only the case, with keyboard and touchpad.

It sounds odd saying that missing things are features.

Altair (1)

Sophrosyne (630428) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409815)

.....The new Altair laptop also comes packaged with Basic by Microsoft, and is expected to be the boost MITS has been looking for all these years.

Wow (5, Funny)

Strange Ranger (454494) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409821)

barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD,

And the damn thing STILL runs Linux. Wow!


Oh. nevermind..

/. effect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409823)

how do we know this article really exists? If it was slashdotted before anyone could read it , maybe slashdot is making this sory up. How is this news if we dont really know its there?

barebones server (1, Funny)

pyros (61399) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409829)

Maybe they're using their barebones laptop as a web server. Probably not a good way to market it.

Slashdotted in two minutes (0, Redundant)

zackeller (653801) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409831)

Obviously they're running their web server on one of these.

ECS DeskNote perhaps is what they review? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409839)

My guess would be that it is about the ECS DeskNote line of products, probably the A980. http://www.ecs.com.tw/products/a980.htm

Features! (1)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409841)

The barebone notebook features no display, no CPU, no RAM and no HDD, but only the case, with keyboard and touchpad.

Only on Slashdot would these be considered features. :)

In saying that I think it's a great idea! All my desktop machines are custom built, would be a shame to have to get a branded laptop now!

I get it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409874)

They're using one of these CPU-less notebooks to run their site, right?

Hey, I used to have one of those... (4, Funny)

Archie Steel (539670) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409876)

...if I remember correctly, it was called a ZX81... :-)

An original thought. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5409887)

Har har har. I guess they are using one for their server! Oh my do I amuse myself.

What?!? This has already been posted 50+ times? Pardon me.

google (4, Informative)

gearheadsmp (569823) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409901)

google [216.239.39.100] cache for Xbit labs home page

Looks like it has... (0, Redundant)

jpmahala (181937) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409907)

no webserver either.

For Sale (3, Funny)

dupper (470576) | more than 11 years ago | (#5409910)

1 barebones server - case, slightly fire damaged. Used to host www.exbitlabs.com.
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