CD-R King Netbook Costs Php 5,990 Only! But Specs Surprisingly Underwhelming?!

Before I proceed with this post, let me make one thing clear: I'm a big fan of CD-R King.

I mean, who doesn't love CDR-King? If it weren't for the existence of these stores in all SM branches, I think SM would have long ago let go of the tagline, "We got it all." For me, CDRKing almost single-handedly keeps that line alive for these malls!

From laptop sleeves to memory foam pillows, snap-on iPhone 4 lenses to 16" stand fans, CDR-King has it all!

Being the fan that I am, I proudly have a number of CDRKing products at home. My Wifi Router, which is two years old now, is from CDR-King. I have two computer mice, one laptop sleeve, two headsets, one microphone, two laptop fans, one HDD metal case and a few others that slip my mind right now -- all from CDRKing. And all of these products I found to be totally 'sulit'; They are very affordable and at the same time, they are well-made and they deliver what's expected of them.

Needless to say, I've grown to deeply believe in CDR-King products. And this very belief is the same reason why I felt quite disappointed when I saw the technical specifications of CDR-King's rather new Php 5,990 Netbook:

cdrking netbook

Processor: Netlogic Alchemy Au1250 500MHz
Memory: DDR2 256MB
OS: Windows CE 6.0 R3
LCD Size: 7"
Max. Resolution: 800RGB (W) x 480 (H)
Brightness (cd/m2): 200
Ethernet (10/100Mbps): RJ-45 x 1
Wireless: IEEE 802.11 b/g
USB (USB 2.0): USB A Type connector x 2
Internal Memory: 2GB
Memory card reader 2-in-1 SD/MMC card slot x 1
Input Voltage: 9VDC
AC Adaptor: 100-240VAC input 50/60Hz, 1.5A
Consumption: 6W
Li-ion battery: 1800mAh
Battery life: 1.5h d300 times
Dimension (mm): 235 (L) x 164 (W) x 27 (H) mm
Net Weight (kgs): 0.74kg

Not to take anything away from Windows CE 6.0 R3 -- because really, it's pretty capable in itself; it supports Internet Explorer, renders Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF content, even supports Flash -- but obviously, the fact that the netbook can't even run a more specs-demanding operating system, like the latest build of Windows XP, shows how modestly powered it is. (Further reading: Windows CE vs. Windows XP here).

As a CDRKing fan, I really don't think this netbook is worthy of being called a CDR-King product. Yes, it's very affordable. But is it sulit? I don't think so.

Or, I dunno, maybe I'm just expecting far too much from it. You tell me.

Meanwhile, Indigo N1030 netbook, which costs only Php 9,590, is powered by Intel Atom N470 and runs Windows 7. And it's not from CDRKing.

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