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Postby Splatted » Fri, 04 Jan 2008 1:30 am

I think you're paying more for the novelty of having lightweight technology, more than anything else.

As far as specs go, i'm not too impressed with the processor speed and the amount of storage space, though I"m yet to see how one actually performs. I may be pleasantly surprised when I finally get some time to check it out.

The only saving grace is the built-in N1 wireless, which adds value as N1 Mimo cards/usb adaptors are quite expensive here in Aust. (many places still around A$199, though the cheapest I've seen is A$135)

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Postby ksl » Fri, 04 Jan 2008 8:43 pm

Splatted wrote:I think you're paying more for the novelty of having lightweight technology, more than anything else.

As far as specs go, i'm not too impressed with the processor speed and the amount of storage space, though I"m yet to see how one actually performs. I may be pleasantly surprised when I finally get some time to check it out.

The only saving grace is the built-in N1 wireless, which adds value as N1 Mimo cards/usb adaptors are quite expensive here in Aust. (many places still around A$199, though the cheapest I've seen is A$135)


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As far as specs go, i'm not too impressed with the processor speed and the amount of storage space, though I"m yet to see how one actually performs. I may be pleasantly surprised when I finally get some time to check it out.


Your assumptions are correct, however, I didn't wish to reveal, that the EEECP is overpriced and not worth it, although, from a business point of view...supply and demand...and the demand is assessed, at 5 million units in 2008...which makes, it viable from the business perspective.

There will always be the gadget freaks like myself...that like to open things up...although with the EEC I have a very good idea, already whats inside....and for the sacrifice of a 80gb hard disk for 4gb Flash memory seems to shed some light on the industry margins, and feasibility of bringing this to the market in the first place.....Samsung have a 128GB flash memory...If Flash is going to become the standard for computers..many hard disk manufacturers are going to suffer...I presume this will happen eventually.....It would be intersting to open the EEECP up, to see what room is in there and if a larger flash memory is easy to replace...the 8GB is available, which means it can be upgraded, but the price is around 50% more for the 8GB in Taiwan...how that upgrade will be passed on in other countries, I don't know, although the price is over the top, for both units. There is a niche in the market for smaller and lighter useable laptop units, but they have to be careful they don't cut their own throats..of the expensive units.

This is why I believe Via Tech, will certainly look closer at this market....The actual 7inch Monitor and Keyboard will be like any other standard casing ...so one can just put the processor and motherboard in it.. Via makes all sizes of MB, chips and processors...and is really the biggest threat to Intel because the owner of Via, used to be the manager at Intel....its a pitty Via Stock went from 150 NT$ down to 18 NT$ today, they are not at all friends of Intels..after intel sued them for not paying licence fees...interesting to see where its all going!

Via I think maybe a very good contender in this area....for a cheaper and faster unit, than any of the primary brands.

This may be interesting for some on the problems Via and Intel had
http://www.digit-life.com/articles/inte ... index.html
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Postby Splatted » Sat, 05 Jan 2008 9:58 am

ksl wrote:Via I think maybe a very good contender in this area....for a cheaper and faster unit, than any of the primary brands.


Having bought a VIA notebook in the last 3 years, I can say that the quality isn't anything to brag home about.

My 1000mhz VIA C3 notebook runs considerably slower than my old 900mhz celeron desktop, and seems very prone to over-heating. The fan is also quite noisy.

The biggest turn off however was the support when you need your notebook serviced for whatever problem. No customer service, and very rude/ abrupt. The techs were clueless.

In the end my notebook's problem was correctly diagnosed and fixed by someone else entirely, a sales person at carrefoure. The problem? Hair stuck in the fan... I would steer clear of VIA, especially since the after-sales support sucks in Singapore.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 Jan 2008 10:44 am

Sound like very hairy customer service! :P





I know...... I'm getting my coat! :wink:

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Postby ksl » Sat, 05 Jan 2008 1:39 pm

well I cannot disagree, with splatted, but that's business in a nutshell, most of the time! Some companies do strive to improve though, and others don't.....Branding an image is very important, especially through customer service!

Although consumerism is a sickness more than a cure! :) :wink: One cannot really find a good fast laptop....after one has had it for a year, all type of shit happens....and they need to be carefully serviced to be optimised, or never used :D An old friend of mine as an old P3 and he swears by it, but he only uses it for board games ha! :lol:

I'm sure the Asus EEEPC is better than my PDA 2210, but, I'm getting tired of chasing something that doesn't exsist at a premium price too! Although I have to crack my head on the wall a few times, to knock some sense into me! :(

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Postby Splatted » Sat, 08 Mar 2008 6:20 pm

The latest (?) model, I believe.

EEE PC 900

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY2azHo0LAU&NR=1

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Postby durain » Mon, 10 Mar 2008 1:04 pm

sure is the new model. has a welcoming 8.9inch LCD at 1024 x 768 resolution which make it more usable.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/03/04 ... _surfaces/


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