The kids at Liliputing
finally got a chance to put the 8.9-inch, AA-powered NorhTec Gecko Edubook
through its paces and, you know what? It's slow. Like, every bit as slow as you expected a 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, 8GB SD card storage device to be. The review unit sports the lightweight WattOS (Ubuntu based) Linux distro, although this guy will also support Windows XP if that's what floats your boat. Sure, it's cheap (under $200), so if portability is a premium for you, and you don't really need things like video or Google Docs (which is particularly painful to watch on the included video) you might want to give this one a second look. See for yourself after the break.