[lug] OT: netbook opinions?
scott.rohling at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:58:39 MST 2009
I also just purchased an Asus Eee PC 901 -- Love it. Wifi for me works
very well with the installed card -- better than any other devices I have.
I immediately installed CrunchBang! Linux rather than using the Xandros it
came with -- CrunchBang is an Ubuntu derivative - using OpenBox for a
window manager -- very light - very quick -- and I also have an Asus
specific kernel which is supposed to help performance further..
I can watch DVDs, Xvids, etc -- play music files -- all over wifi here at
home (over Samba from my central server). 1GB of RAM - decent CPU speed..
I'm very happy with it. Graphics are fine. Very sturdy. The only
complaint I have at all is that the touchpad left/right click buttons take
quite a bit of strength to push down.. I typically have to resort to 2
hands to drag and drop, etc...
I haven't used any other notebooks - but I can definitely give the Asus Eee
PC an enthusiastic thumbs up! Well worth the $
On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM, David Morris <lists at morris-clan.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 11:45, Nick Golder <nrg at nirgo.net> wrote:
> > Has anyone had a chance to play with any of the recent netbook
> > offerings? Care to share an opinion on any of them?
> I use an ASUS EEE PC. The 901 model I consider to be the *almost*
> perfect travel computer. Very long battery life (8+ hours), easy to
> use keybaord (warning: many don't like its small size, but I have no
> difficulty), and a solid state disk standard in the $450 cost (a must
> for my use). The only fault I have with it is the network card it
> comes with doesn't get a good signal. But that can be easily upgraded
> by the user.
> I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, Asus is soon going to stop
> making the EEE PC 901 in favor of a slightly larger size model. I've
> tried it out and don't really see any benefit. Larger screen and
> keyboard, but significantly shorter battery life. Not worth the
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