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FlipStart gets $500 price reduction

Flipstart_pricecut_2The last line in my FlipStart Lab FlipStart 1.0 review from a few months ago is that the mini clamshell PC isn’t worth its original asking price of $2,000.

Now I think I may have to reassess my conclusion because FlipStart has announced that effective immediately, the 30GB handtop with the 1.1GHz Pentium M ULV processor and 5.6-inch display will be available for $1,499. Although still priced several hundred dollars higher than most of its competitors, a $500 reduction is still an incredibly significant move in the right direction. It also makes the newly revealed $150 Snap Camera a bit more appealing.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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5 thoughts on “FlipStart gets $500 price reduction

  • Avatar of orbitalcomp

    Hmm, makes the FlipStart very interesting…

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  • Avatar of Rorschach

    There’s the greenlight, Jenn! Can’t wait to see a review ;)

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  • Ah, I don’t have the FlipStart anymore. I returned it after I finished the review (I only had it for about a month on loan from FlipStart Labs).

    I am interested it seeing the camera in action, though. It seems a bit unwieldy and slightly parasitic from the pictures.

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  • Regarding the Snap Camera, it does add a bit to the size of the device, but consider the higher-res camera-phones. The lens is what adds the size so it’s either embedded into the device, which takes up space, or it sticks out. The benefit here is that the user has the option to add the external camera or not, it’s their choice. Many of our users liked the idea of taking photos or video clips directly onto their harddrive or sending them via a wireless connection to the web.

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  • Still to much… I will wait for the Asus EEE PC. Thats the best bang for your UMPC buck!

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