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Tom61
post Nov 9 2007, 04:39 PM
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For those about to get/have gotten theirs a mini-review or full review would be great. Including what devices you've had before and comparing them to the EEE would be good as well.

I'm increasingly tempted, as it seems that the P1120 market has started biding more, and I could potentially offset a fair amount of the EEE's cost even by selling my basket of P1120 parts.
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ArchiMark
post Nov 9 2007, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:39 PM) *
For those about to get/have gotten theirs a mini-review or full review would be great. Including what devices you've had before and comparing them to the EEE would be good as well.


Might be able to do review later....

But in meantime, here's some links to give you overview and some idea of mods for eee PC....

http://www.eeeuser.com/2007/10/25/its-wort...st-impressions/

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4055

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsId=4062

http://www.eeeuser.com/

http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2007/11/06/ee...ourse-in-linux/

http://www.eeeuser.com/2007/10/29/eee-pc-x...s-linux-review/

http://www.eeeuser.com/2007/10/27/lets-tal...he-eee-pc-bios/


HTH,

Mark

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Tom61
post Nov 9 2007, 09:12 PM
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Thanks ArchiMark. I've already read all those. ph34r.gif I look forward to your review.

I'm very close to jumping in and getting one myself.

Any tips on accessories? I have a 2.5" external 60GB HD and a 8x DVD+-RW slimline USB drive already, as well as a powered USB hub and thumbdrives. Current plan is buying the notebook with a 8GB SDHC (tripling the space for $65 seems worth it).
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post Nov 10 2007, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:22 PM) *
- does it make noise?
Yes the fan makes a noise, but it's very quiet and you can only hear it if you put your ear right next to the fan, or if you're using it in a near silent environment.

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- wifi surfing battery life?
I've only just got wireless up and running so I can't really comment just yet. The fact that the config util for wlan chokes when you have spaces in the passphrase didn't help.

Update: I managed to get just about 3hrs out of the battery with wireless on. About 75-80% of that time I was doing heavy browsing and the remainder I was fiddling with usb BT dongles trying to get it going.

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- firefox is standard firefox, i.e. extensions can be installed on?
Sure. I've installed the Littlefox theme on this and apart from increasing the viewing area when browsing I was surprised that it also affects the dialogs throughout firefox - ie with the default theme many of the preferences dialogs are too large and you have to ALT+drag the window up and then increase the size of the window in order to be able to view all the widgets. With Littlefox installed all the dialog are made more compact and fit within the screen sized window. Could be considered an essential install.
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ArchiMark
post Nov 10 2007, 07:20 AM
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QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 9 2007, 09:12 PM) *
Thanks ArchiMark. I've already read all those. ph34r.gif I look forward to your review.

I'm very close to jumping in and getting one myself.

Any tips on accessories? I have a 2.5" external 60GB HD and a 8x DVD+-RW slimline USB drive already, as well as a powered USB hub and thumbdrives. Current plan is buying the notebook with a 8GB SDHC (tripling the space for $65 seems worth it).


Only accessory that I've used so far is my 4GB Transcend SD card, which works fine....

Will probably get a 8GB card soon....

Have heard of other using external HD and DVD drive and worked OK....there's a list of working accessories over at the eeeuser.com wiki....

Also, check out post #41 on this thread, kind of a mini-review....

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread...578#post2653578

HTH,

Mark

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Tom61
post Nov 10 2007, 12:32 PM
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OK, I'm in. I just bought one from directron with an 8GB Transcend class 6 SDHC card and 2 day Fedex shipping $475.88 after coupon code SUPER200.

Should be fun, and I need a notebook anyway.
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Capn_Fish
post Nov 10 2007, 03:56 PM
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Could somebody post some screenshots of doing stuff like surfing OESF and editing a text file? I'd like to know about how much can be seen on the screen, but my laptop is being dumb and won't let me change the resolution to 800x480.

Thanks.
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post Nov 10 2007, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:56 PM) *
Could somebody post some screenshots of doing stuff like surfing OESF and editing a text file? I'd like to know about how much can be seen on the screen, but my laptop is being dumb and won't let me change the resolution to 800x480.

Thanks.


Even better I think than some screenshots, Capn_Fish. you can go for an actual test drive!

Check it out!

http://honeypothack.com/eee/internet.htm

Just click on the icons and the tabs to navigate through the eee PC, just as you would on one....found it very helpful for me before using one...

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Capn_Fish
post Nov 10 2007, 04:22 PM
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Thanks! That is MUCH better! It appears that the screen is just big enough to be usable. I'll have to see if I can play with one at my local big box retailer soon...

Thanks again!
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post Nov 10 2007, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Nov 10 2007, 03:02 PM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:56 PM) *
Could somebody post some screenshots of doing stuff like surfing OESF and editing a text file? I'd like to know about how much can be seen on the screen, but my laptop is being dumb and won't let me change the resolution to 800x480.

Thanks.


Even better I think than some screenshots, Capn_Fish. you can go for an actual test drive!

Check it out!

http://honeypothack.com/eee/internet.htm

Just click on the icons and the tabs to navigate through the eee PC, just as you would on one....found it very helpful for me before using one...

cool.gif

that is actually pretty cool. I was hoping to avoid that impression.
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post Nov 10 2007, 04:50 PM
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What impression?

One more question: Is it set up like a "normal" computer, eg standard-ish BIOS, etc.?
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post Nov 10 2007, 05:28 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 11 2007, 12:50 AM) *
One more question: Is it set up like a "normal" computer, eg standard-ish BIOS, etc.?

The BIOS setup is very basic (as is the norm in notebooks). It allows you to:

1) Change the system clock
2) Configure the IDE interface and other onboard devices (usb, lan etc)
3) Set BIOS password (user and supervisor)
4) Configure boot device and priority - you can boot from the internal SSD, USB stick, USB cdrom (I've tried these), you can also apparently boot from the internal SD card reader (which I haven't tried yet). There is also the option of LAN boot.
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post Nov 10 2007, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 11:56 PM) *
Could somebody post some screenshots of doing stuff like surfing OESF and editing a text file?

OK here you go:

Reading OESF forums
Attached File  eeepc_firefox_littlefox_oesf.png ( 78.57K ) Number of downloads: 38


Posting to OESF forums
Attached File  eeepc_firefox_littlefox_oesf_reply.png ( 97.6K ) Number of downloads: 33


Editing a text file
Attached File  eeepc_text_editor.png ( 61.06K ) Number of downloads: 30
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post Nov 10 2007, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:50 PM) *
What impression?

One more question: Is it set up like a "normal" computer, eg standard-ish BIOS, etc.?

that it is cool, therefore I should buy one. I'm trying to keep tech purchases down to "necessities"
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Capn_Fish
post Nov 10 2007, 06:13 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ Nov 10 2007, 08:00 PM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:50 PM) *
What impression?

One more question: Is it set up like a "normal" computer, eg standard-ish BIOS, etc.?

that it is cool, therefore I should buy one. I'm trying to keep tech purchases down to "necessities"

Me too, but it is so tempting...

@desertrat: Thanks, those give a great idea of how much can be displayed on the screen.
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