Alpha 400 Ultralite Netbook Unboxed

So, a little bit ago the Alpha 400 Netbook got here from Geeks and I immediately broke out my video camera to do the unboxing, so here it is, I’ll have the review up once I get it charged and play with it for a bit:


Alpha 400 MIPS 400MHz 128MB 1GB 7" Linux Ultralite Notebook

$169.95 at


    * General Features:
    * Ultralite notebook
    * Netbook form factor
    * Linux 2.4 Operating System
    * MIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU
    * 128 MB RAM
    * 1 GB NAND Flash Storage
    * 10/100 MB Ethernet interface
    * 802.11b wireless
    * Supports External Hard Drive up to 160 GB
    * Supports SD Card up to 32 GB
    * Xiptech application software packages (Xip office, Flash player)
    * 7-inch digital panel 800 x 480 true-color
    * Keyboard with TouchPad
    * Supports File Sizes up to 8 MB
    * Built-in SD Card slot
    * Battery Charging Time: 4.5 – 5 hours

    * I/O ports:
    * Three (3) USB ports
    * RJ-45 Ethernet port
    * Headphone in
    * Microphone in

    * Dimensions (closed):
    * 1.1 x 8.25 x 5.6-inches

  5 comments for “Alpha 400 Ultralite Netbook Unboxed

  1. mike
    December 18, 2008 at 3:46 am

    When will you have another video up of you using this netbook? I’m considering buying it tommorow night , do you think it is possible for you to have it up before then?

  2. kristofer
    December 18, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I won’t have another video up that soon, the review should be up after Christmas, next week basically.. first impressions it’s not that bad really, but I am having a problem getting the WiFi to work with encrypted system, works fine with open system though… it’s very basic so don’t expect too much from it, the one thing that bugs me is that there is no flash in the browser at all, so any flash based websites will not work at all

  3. Anonymous
    December 25, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Guess I’m confused when you say it doesn’t support flash. So when they say…

    “This unique design FULL-FLASH desktop, is perfect for the light business traveler, student, and every kid wanting to enjoy the experience of exploring the world of broadband multi-media!”

    … are they talking about the flash storage or…?

    The features also list a Flash player and the uses include “Flash movies and games”. Is it just not embedded in the browser to display flash on a site or does this unit not actually support flash?

  4. Baeleigh
    June 16, 2009 at 12:48 am

    This was really helpful! I couldn’t find so much information anywhere else. Now I know that this is a decent laptop, and I’m going for it!

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