Can you get Book PCs in the UK?

Josef Karthauser joe at
Mon Oct 2 18:11:20 BST 2000

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 02:41:32PM +0100, Paul Richards wrote:
> Aled Morris wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Jonathan Bradshaw wrote:
> > 
> > >I'm looking to make a small router/firewall and what I'd like is a BookPC
> > >since it has a built in network card and modem etc. Now, in the US, they are
> > >pretty easy to get but I've not found anywhere in the UK.
> > >
> > >If you've not seen one.... here is a link to what I'm looking for:
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > It looks a bit like an Elonex Prosentia BookPC.  On board Ethernet is
> > standard, you can downspec it to Celeron 566, delete the monitor, add an
> > internal modem and the standard 64MB DRAM/10GB IDE HDD would probably be
> > adequate for your application.
> > 
> > Three year warranty, £568 +VAT.
> That's somewhat more than the $152 for the BookPC :-(
> The BookPC looks like an NLX system to me. NLX is a motherboard form
> factor like ATX but it has a very small footprint. I can get NLX systems
> for around £200 ish which is still a lot more than a BookPC. The PCChips
> motherboard must be a lot cheaper than the ASUS ones on my price list.
> Paul.

Do directron not ship internationally?  With our FreeBSD contacts in
the states it should be possible to pursuade someone to take delivery
of one and then ship it over surely?

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