anyone got an EeePC?

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    http://www.asuseeepc.com/en/gallery/

    i'm seriously considering getting one - probably the 9inch / linux - they're tiny and cheap.

    My mac book pro is just too big for me to want to carry out of the house.
    MBA just doesn't do it for me - thin is fine and good and looks cool, but it's size and weight that dictate portability for me.

    And with the price of the Eee I can relax about throwing it in my bag and carrying it around the hospital.

    well folks - anyone got one - are you happy with it?
     
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    (eh, changed my mind)
     
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    umm OK ??????:confused:
     
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    I take it no one has one !?
     
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    my brother got an eeepc, and i must say i'm very impresed. it's very customizable if you know what you're doing. obviously, it's not meant as your primary computer... you'd want to go with a PC or bigger laptop.
     
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    yeah definitely wouldn't use it as an only computer - but for work on the go they seem the perfect size/weight
     
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    I don't see how a system with a 9" screen is even usable. Windows XP was never meant to run on a system with such a small amount of screen real estate.

    My secondary crap laptop has a 14" screen that runs at 1024x768 and that's barely usable.
     
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    stock system runs on linux. and it's very usable but the resolution is somewhat weird (800x640????? or something like that)
     
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    9" screen is 1024 X 600
    i saw the 7" version 800 X 480 the other day - it was surprisingly clear, the 9" is probably better.

    it all comes down to what you want to use it for, for a bit of web surfing, email, and to look up stuff in ebooks it would be fine for me. of course you wouldnt want to write a thesis on it!

    BTW - they do have the ability to connect an external monitor and keyboard
     
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    If your main concern is the size of most laptops, get a TabletPC instead (which is basically a small laptop that turns into a digital notebook). The specs of an Eee PC is so ridiculous that I can't imagine doing anything productive on it (512MB of RAM? 4GB HDD? Come on!). But, if you still want to buy one, take a look at these three and read the comments/reviews to give you an idea:

    * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220246
    * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220244
    * http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220261
     
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    i've read lots of reviews and forum threads.
    most of them very positive
    but some people just dont get it

    seen any < 1kg tablets? that cost $500? (or $400 AUD for a 7")

    i'm not intending on entering data on it - i want to ACCESS data on it!
    it's a PDA replacement - with a BIG screen, a usable keyboard, and runs REAL OS's.

    as for being under powered just how much power do you think you need?

    i'm not going to be running photoshop, CAD, or playing 3D games on it - i'll look up info on ebooks on it, type the odd email, and surf the web on it occasionally.
     
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    There are lots of other mini-notebooks popping up. HP has one. Dell is coming out with one. All the other manufacturers will soon follow.

    Think about how you plan to use this thing because the ability to write or ink on a touch screen can be invaluable. Having said that, a better setup might be an UMPC (like a Q1 Ultra) with a detachable compact keyboard. You'll have a touchscreen ultra mini PC and you'll get to write and/or type notes.
     

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