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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 230299 17-Feb-2018 12:18
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Has anyone tried installing linux on one of these cheap laptops or hybrids available from the Warehouse and some other appliance stores.


I could find little technical reference to them on the internet.


According to the windows 10 set up system id the manufacturer is twg(the one I looked at was product code e2004, though the one I am interested in is a 8.9 inch hybrid for $179).


I know on some of these budget systems the bios locks out any attempt to install alternative os installation ..  I have not been able to inspect or find any reference to bios specs for these devices.


The ram is 2 G in the one I am interested in which is limiting ... though I had vague plans of opening it and replacing the ram chip if I can garner enough information on the hardware.



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  Reply # 1980067 19-Mar-2018 18:30
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  • Processor: 1.44GHz Intel Atom Z8350 Quad Core Processor
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB Solid State eMMC Storage
  • Graphics: Integrated
  • Display: 14-inch HD display with 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Ports & Connections: microSD card reader, 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, micro HDMI
  • Battery: Up to 6 hours

Noel Leeming















Screen: 14" 1366x768 TN panel






Processor:Intel Cherry Trail Z8350 ,Quad-core, 1.44GHz up to 1.9GHz, 2w TDP, 2MB Cache












Storage: 32GB eMMC






Connectivity: Wifi(802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0






Camera: Front 0.3MP






Connection Ports: 1 x HDMI Port, 1 xMicro SD,1 xEarphone port,1 xDC Port,1 xUSB3.0/1 x USB2.0






Battery: 3.8V, 9000mAh





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