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Cheapest laptop in the world on sale in Dubai

Carapelli's Impulse NPX-9000, the smallest and cheapest notebook in the world, on sale for $129 in Dubai

The self-proclaimed smallest and cheapest laptop in the world, Carapelli's Impulse NPX-9000 is now on sale in the Middle East.

Taiwanese hardware vendor Carapelli says that the Impulse NPX-9000 is both the smallest laptop in the world, and the cheapest, costing just $129 (AED 473) for bulk orders of 100 units or more.

In comparison, the cheapest commercially available small, cheap notebook the Asus EeePC 700 series costs anywhere from $200-400, while Intel's Classmate and the OLPC XO notebook, only available for governments and education,  costs between $250 and $400, and around $180 respectively.

With a 7 inch screen, the Impulse NPX-9000 matches the smallest Asus EeePC, and comes with a 400MHz processor, 128MB RAM and 1GB of flash storage, running a customized version of Linux.

A Windows XP version of the machine, which should cost under $200, is planned for the future.

Samer Batter, editor of Windows Arabic is among the first to test out the machine - you can read his verdict here.

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SOGO ADEBANWO 11 years ago

It's nice that we are having cheap computers now.

Paul 11 years ago

Looks like the XP version is already available if the photo is anything to go by. How much to buy a single XP unit and where can I get one from? Editor's reply: The photo is of the Linux-based NPX-9000 which was tested by Windows Arabic magazine. The interface has been designed to look like Windows, but it is really Linux. The Windows XP version is not yet available.

Eid 11 years ago

It is an excellent option to have such laptops that are economically priced, especially for people on limited budgets and students. Great..

Ahmed 11 years ago

a similar machine is also launched by DTK Computers called i10 costing only $500 with 80GB HDD. amazing machine specially for the people who use it for internet chatting, blogging or students.

deepak 11 years ago

where i can get this laptop for the use of myself. Editor's Reply: Update: Carapelli tell us that the Carapelli store in Bur Dubai should have their first retail stocks by the end of next week.

Martin 11 years ago

Worth it if you can get a group together to buy.

hazel 11 years ago

How much if i will only buy 1 unit. And can I use that in the Philippines? Is it also good for chatting & internet browsing?

Mazher Iqbal 11 years ago

Please do not go for cheap laptop in fact in Hyderabad (India) HP is using marketing tactics with false promises of free Internet facility. It is nothing but sheer marketing campaign to make money. Go for branded quality always. Mazher

bunty 11 years ago

If anybody has any questions or wants to clear doubts please feel free to contact at me, bunty.p@carapelli.net or Tel 971 4 3933138 Thx. Bunty

sohail teli 11 years ago

Jointech is going to launch its product sometime in September I just want to know from where I could find the detail and from where I can purchase it from in UAE...