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ZDevil
post Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM
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A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4044

This beast is really selling darn fast! Many of my friends are planning to get one. But the shops keep running out of supplies ....
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post Oct 26 2007, 08:43 PM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM) *
A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4044

This beast is really selling darn fast! Many of my friends are planning to get one. But the shops keep running out of supplies ....

WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif
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post Oct 26 2007, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 06:43 AM) *
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM) *
A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4044

This beast is really selling darn fast! Many of my friends are planning to get one. But the shops keep running out of supplies ....

WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif


Yeah, but neo1973 is still developer preview?
If Nokia N810 had phone functionality ... rolleyes.gif
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post Oct 27 2007, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Oct 26 2007, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM) *
A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4044

This beast is really selling darn fast! Many of my friends are planning to get one. But the shops keep running out of supplies ....

WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif


This is my plan for an ultimate combo for 2008. Selling some of my extra geeky stuff right now. But I still keep the Zaurus for fun of course !
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post Oct 27 2007, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 11:57 PM) *
QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 06:43 AM) *
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM) *
A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4044

This beast is really selling darn fast! Many of my friends are planning to get one. But the shops keep running out of supplies ....

WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif


Yeah, but neo1973 is still developer preview?
If Nokia N810 had phone functionality ... rolleyes.gif

Neo is supposed to be out this winter. the openmoko website is certainly looking like they are gearing up for buisiness
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post Oct 27 2007, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 07:18 PM) *
Neo is supposed to be out this winter. the openmoko website is certainly looking like they are gearing up for buisiness


well, the good news about the FIC Neo is that Trolltech have adopted it as their platform (dropping the greephone, which a friend tells me is quite a good but very basic phone), so, even if the Openmoko people don't get beyond having a stable kernel (I'm told by a friend of the friend who has greenphone that his recently received openmoko doesn't even boot!), at least you can run all the Qtopia-phone stuff!

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post Oct 27 2007, 01:20 PM
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Qtopia is Cool!
I hope it is the new Qtopia instead of the good old one like the Sharp rom ...

Afterthought:
Wait... Perhaps I don't really need the Eee PC for now. The Neo1973 will also make a very nice companion to my debianized Zaurus. laugh.gif
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post Oct 30 2007, 04:29 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 04:43 AM) *
WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif

Unfortunately, not really. I just realised that the eee doesn't have either bluetooth nor irda - sure you can get dongles for both, but it would have been a lot better if Asus had included one or both.
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post Oct 30 2007, 06:19 AM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 30 2007, 04:29 AM) *
QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 04:43 AM) *
WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif

Unfortunately, not really. I just realised that the eee doesn't have either bluetooth nor irda - sure you can get dongles for both, but it would have been a lot better if Asus had included one or both.

argh.

Ah well-- I need to put some money in my truck right now anyway- and My Z & good old nokia are doing their jobs very well.
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post Oct 30 2007, 07:40 AM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 30 2007, 05:29 AM) *
QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 04:43 AM) *
WOuld make an awesome combo with a neo1973, wouldn't it?smile.gif

Unfortunately, not really. I just realised that the eee doesn't have either bluetooth nor irda - sure you can get dongles for both, but it would have been a lot better if Asus had included one or both.

Yes, that sucks but the free mini-pci slot that is available on this should save us !
Of course it will be an aditionnal cost but still it's doable.
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post Oct 30 2007, 10:36 AM
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Beware : it's a mini-pci-EXPRESS slot - quite tiny !

...but some clever hackers have already put that tiny space to good use, for NT and more :
Chinese forum post, Google-translated
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post Oct 31 2007, 03:43 AM
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Well it is going to be very expensive if you want to buy the Windows version, but then again who wants that?

I pre-orderd a Linux one... still pretty expensive in the Netherlands.
And have to wait until January... huh.gif
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post Nov 1 2007, 03:32 PM
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The 800x480 screen is pretty much a deal-killer for me. I'd gladly replace my Lifebook P1120, which is down right now anyway, with this if it had a 1024x600 display. I can put up with the limited onboard storage, and the lack of Bluetooth, but browsing on a 800x480 is not good enough for many websites. I can only hope the sales of this model will end up being enough for them to release the 1024x600 8G model later on.
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post Nov 2 2007, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 1 2007, 03:32 PM) *
The 800x480 screen is pretty much a deal-killer for me. I'd gladly replace my Lifebook P1120, which is down right now anyway, with this if it had a 1024x600 display. I can put up with the limited onboard storage, and the lack of Bluetooth, but browsing on a 800x480 is not good enough for many websites.

Do you know this for a fact ? Have you actually tried it ?
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post Nov 3 2007, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE(fpp @ Nov 2 2007, 05:42 PM) *
QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 1 2007, 03:32 PM) *
The 800x480 screen is pretty much a deal-killer for me. I'd gladly replace my Lifebook P1120, which is down right now anyway, with this if it had a 1024x600 display. I can put up with the limited onboard storage, and the lack of Bluetooth, but browsing on a 800x480 is not good enough for many websites.

Do you know this for a fact ? Have you actually tried it ?


It is more opinion than fact, but yes, I have tried it. I have both a Nokia 770 and a Libretto 100CT with 800x480 displays and have browsed the web with them. IMO, while tolerable for quick things, longer uses (say over lunch) the horizontal scrolling gets to be annoying, and is even worse for Flash based sites that expect 1024x768. While likely a huge step up over browsing the web on a VGA Zaurus(I've only had a QVGA Z in the past, so I can't say), it still has limitations for my usage. Even the reply window on this forum is bigger than 800 pixels wide. Switch to 800x600 resolution and size a Firefox window to fit that, you might be surprised how limiting it can be with some websites.

I'm still contemplating purchasing it anyway, as my Lifebook is still down, and I'm not sure I can revive it. sad.gif Around $300 to replace it with another P1120, or $400 to get a serious step up in processing power and RAM, but with a lower resolution display.
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