Averatec Buddy review: Averatec Buddy

TriGem, owner of the Averatec brand, backs the Buddy with a one-year parts-and-labor warranty. Calls to technical support require a toll call; lines are open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific. Averatec's sales e-mail address doubles as its support e-mail.

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777 

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System configurations:

Averatec Buddy
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

Acer Aspire One
Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.2.E; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 8GB solid-state drive.

Asus Eee PC S101
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 32GB solid state drive

Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 16GB STEC solid-state drive.

HP Mini 1000
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 60GB Toshiba 4,200rpm.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945 Express; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

MSI Wind U100
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 945 Express; Western Digital 80GB 5,400rpm hard drive.

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Where to Buy

Averatec Buddy

Part Number: N1030EA1E-1 Released: Jul 8, 2008

MSRP: $349.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jul 8, 2008
  • Resolution 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Installed Size 1024 MB
  • Weight 2.65 lbs
  • CPU Intel Atom 1.6 GHz