Today I went to Bureau en Gros, which is the same as Staples stores in the USA. Think of it as the office supplies and electronics / computing store. Although I knew netbooks were coming « sometime soon » I didn’t expect to see them here in Montreal, particularly at a « mainstream » store like BeG!
I took some pictures, but here are direct links to BeG online catalog:
- Hewlett Packard 2133 Mini-Note PC with Windows Vista listed at 699.96 CDN$
- Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux listed at 349.96 CDN$
- MSI Wind Notebook PC with Windows XP listed at 529.96 CDN$
Update: I am told this guide to install Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One should be in my post 😉
Update 2: The Aspire One has since gone out of stock and is not even in the catalog anymore!
I find it very interesting they were side by side and had clear tech specs, including operating systems right down to the graphics chipset. I took more detailed pictures, although not very high res as I only had my phone camera at the time. I’ve put them all on Flickr in case anyone is curious. Can’t wait to see any Ubuntu netbook remix machines available in Canadian retail stores!