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June 04, 2008

The Affordable New 7-Inch LCD Ultra Mobile Notebook PC

By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor

Announced on May 28, 3K Computers released its newest laptop computer - the 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC. Weighing less than 2 lbs, and approximately 8 inches long, the RazorBook is a tiny product packing a lot of punch. It includes a 7-inch LCD TFT Display and a full-size keyboard, and is still small enough to take on the road.

“The day has finally arrived and the 3K RazorBook 400 is now hitting the U.S. market. We just lowered our MSRP to $299 as part of this exciting announcement. There has been a lot of comparison from bloggers to the Asus eeePC due to its similar 7-inch LCD form factor. The 3K RazorBook 400 is a unique product that was designed as a low-cost ($299) portable Internet appliance, not to replace your home PC or Notebook computer,” said Dan Jacobs, CEO, 3K Computers.
Certain to be a favorite among students and travelers, the RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook UMPC supports mobile broadband Internet use, rich Web content, and is ready to handle business tasks with an included suite of Office tools.  The open source Office Suite includes AbiWord, which opens Microsoft (News - Alert) Word files, and GNUMeric, for Microsoft Excel files, an E-mail Client, and a PDF reader. 
The RazorBook 400 is the perfect PC for:
  • Multimedia Web browsing
  • E-Mail and Instant Messaging
  • On line Shopping
  • Movie Player and Music Player
  • Photo Viewer
  • eBook Reader
  • USB Connection Ports (3)
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN Ready
Users will always be connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot.
On top of all this, there is also a consumer software package included with applications such as games, schedulers, music players, movie players, planners and more. 

With an energy saving 400Mhz CPU, the RazorBook features 3 USB connection ports and 1 Ethernet 10/100 LAN port. It operates on a Windows-friendly Linux Operating System.  End users will benefit from a GUI Based Full-Flash menu interface for ease of use.
The RazorBook 400 is a Linux-based system which is a low-cost, stable and high- performance operating system. Advantages of Linux are:
 Easy to Use
  • Virus Free
  • Low Cost
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Full Office Suite Software equipped at no charge
  • Ready-to-Use Mobile Broadband Internet Access
With a boot-up time of less than 8 seconds, the RazorBook 400 was designed to be turned on and off instantly just like any other home appliance. The energy-saving processor is fan-less and offers completely quiet computing with very low energy consumption.
One of the other popular features is its Trojan-free and virus-free operating system making it perfect for secure Internet applications such as online banking. Without a spinning hard disk drive, the RazorBook 400 is shock-resistant and touts 4GB of solid-state storage for your documents or media files.
The RazorBook 400 is available at most major online e-tailers for consumers. Resellers and Value-Added Resellers can purchase directly from 3K Computer’s partnering company, Ingram Micro (News - Alert), a global technology distributor.
Known best by the statement, “You Want It, We Build It,” 3K designs, builds and delivers innovative, tailored systems that provide customers with great values. With U.S. based manufacturing and service organizations, 3K provides rapid responsiveness via U.S.-based, Tier 1 technical support and customer service.

Michelle Robart is a Contributing Editor at TMCnet. To read more of her articles please visit her columnist page.

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