Got on to this page for some limited tech support...using a few clicks on Netvista IA from IBM home page. Not sure if it will be so easy next time. So here is the link and it works from QNX and windows.
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/manager.wss?rs=0&rt=1&qc=all&ndocfound=1&q=internet+appliance&Go.x=11&Go.y=13&r=10&p=1 You'll probably have to cut and paste parts of address.
My three came in. As usual not much time to play with. Powered all three up..working fine. One has "Seniornet.org" interface. Wants to connect using dial up and pre-configured by an ISP to dial a particular number. If I had more time I would investigate changing but they will all be on my network probably using some flavor of Winblows. (sure hope the mini pci network adapter is installed in the "Senior" one).
These definately have the super Cool-Factor edge. I have one next to my IBM Netvist x40i (all in one) so they look like super cool Mom & Pop. BTW.. the fold-out stands on two are slightly damaged but fixable. Foldout stand snaps off to expose industry standard 4-point mount. The keyboard is the nice Programable Key IBM, USB, with low power USB port on keyboard for mouse (if you so choose). I probably have the keyboard program on the Netvista x40i I'm using right now, if anybody needs it. I'm pretty sure that it is for Win only. I haven't tried any of my wireless keyboards yet...have about 10 different ones to try. (BTW... the Audrey keyboard works great with my Stylistic Lt)
The second IDE (external flash card has a nice rubber cover that can be put back on after inserting card...very nice touch)
The installed QNX RealPlayer program is pretty limited but does do an adequate job when a site will work with it. Due to the factory configuration its not doing really big files very well. Installing new OS and flash card (before I have time to add hard drive should improve that.) Streaming video is pretty choppy, using DSL connection but that can be fixed somewhat. Should be very adequate monitor for A/V security system I have... not much action most of time. I tested with a "4 hour" long clip from Courttv.com. It can take a long time to buffer with such a huge file and then times out pretty quickly.
I'm pleased. These are nicely made except for the flimsy pull out foot on the stand. Stand swings out and then you can extend it with a pull out piece that has a nice purple rubber disk on bottom edge. The plastic piece that attaches the rubber foot is easily breakable. Two of mine had the rubber disk broken off. One of those didn't have the disk any where in contents but easily replaced. The screens are nice even for a granny who is so spoiled by TFT.
I surely hope more come on the market. Would make a great kids, grand-x, in-law, parents computer, or gift for geek-challanged person.
For anyone who has cracked one open... is there any room inside to mount a laptop HD?
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