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Asus Eee PC

Postby ksl » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:51 pm

Well I finally purchased the 1005HA with 10.5 battery life.

First impression is that it is well worth the money, smart, slim and very light. Also got a 2 year extended warranty with Harvey Norman for 99$ plus freebies worth 200$, 4GB thumb drive, 1GB upgrade, cleaning kit, skype phone and travel mouse.

appreciate any feedback from others on the useability, I guess the processor is limited to light work. so I'll be using it basically for mobile use sufing and emails, much better than phone, if you have fingers and thumbs like a navvy :)

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Postby AngMoKio » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 2:53 pm

If you are going to use it as a tool, I would seriously consider installing one of the Ubuntu netbook OS's on it. If you need to, you can run windows apps in a virtual environment (virtualbox or vmware.) I find there is nothing I use daily that Ubuntu doesn't do better.

If not that, Windows 7. It is a huge improvement over XP when running on that sort of small, low power platform. You will also find your battery lasting considerably longer and your boot/suspend much improved.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:16 am

Just been contemplating that the netbook, would be much better off without intel. The old RISC processors were much faster in computation than intel, so i would be looking at a Linux system with arm processor for speed.
Arm processors are in most of the smart phones, I think that intel and microsoft maybe getting worried, about linux and ARM also ARM share price will start creeping up, as it takes market share, with it's licencing.

Microsoft is still strong but Intel has really cut its own throat, with the atom processor, because other computer sales have dropped rapidly, due to the netbook, and Asus is still leading the roost.

At the moment I'm happy with the EEE Pc it's really handy, so i have a retired HP 2210, which was fun while it lasted, but not worth the 300£ it cost in comparison to the netbook price today.

Asus computers from my point of view are the best in the world, quality is the best without a doubt, I actually smashed one on the floor, after a torrid argument, 3k it cost and it was still under guarantee, and the flat panel just crumbled in bits, When i plugged it in, it still worked. No way you could do that with any of the other brands.

Asus Taiwan always give a 3 year global guarantee on their products, but here in Singapore, you get only 1 year. :mad: :oops: Anyone know, anyone that will buy laptop parts, I have two dual cores, that are not working, the usb ports are lose, which normally means a new motherboard, unless a techie electrician can repair, it's the soldering.

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Postby Jeppo » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:10 am

ksl wrote:Anyone know, anyone that will buy laptop parts, I have two dual cores, that are not working, the usb ports are lose, which normally means a new motherboard, unless a techie electrician can repair, it's the soldering.


I've seen ads for that sort of thing on the classifieds here, and also in ebay. Haven't sold to them myself but it's a place to start.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 1:00 pm

Jeppo wrote:
ksl wrote:Anyone know, anyone that will buy laptop parts, I have two dual cores, that are not working, the usb ports are lose, which normally means a new motherboard, unless a techie electrician can repair, it's the soldering.


I've seen ads for that sort of thing on the classifieds here, and also in ebay. Haven't sold to them myself but it's a place to start.
Thanks!


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