A few days ago, my girlfriend mentioned to me that she came across a Neo-brand laptop similar to the popular Asus Eee PC, but with 30 gigs of disk space, for only PhP16,999 (~$415)! Though she couldn’t remember its name, I definitely had to see it for myself.

It turns out that the laptop is called an “Explore X1”. My first impression of it wasn’t so hot though as I didn’t like what I saw. It almost looks like one of those vtech laptops for kids. Just check out the pics after the jump:



Because of all the fuss I made when I was looking for a new mobile, my dad also became interested in upgrading his tech toys. He was looking for something that would relieve him of his 6.6-lb IBM Thinkpad while still allowing hardcore productivity. He also wanted to replace his Nokia 7250i and Palm M515 PDA.