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ghostshadow
post Jun 27 2007, 09:14 AM
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This thing looks pretty nice. It's not a palm sized device, but it's pretty close. Basically it's an ultra portable. It's going to be flash based. I think with 4gb of storage at launch, there are rumors of an 8 gig and possibly a 16 gig one will be out too.

It will have 512 megs of ram which is shared with the video, it will also have built in wifi, usb, audio jacks. (i hope a PCMCIA slot) 5200mAh battery. It looks like it's going to be a nice little machine, it will come factory shipped with Xandros, it will also be able to run XP (yeuck) if desired. But, of course XP will cost you an additional 100 dollars.

The unit is priced at 200 USD, which sounds spectacular. With it having linux already embedded, I really think it's going to be a really nice companion, especially for the hackability. I really think it'll be a nice little success, I just hope it'll have a PCMCIA slot for additional wifi cards wink.gif

Edit: here it is on linux devices.

http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9292516116.html

I want one, very cool.
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Capn_Fish
post Jun 27 2007, 01:52 PM
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Looks good. These mobile devices keep getting better (and, luckily, cheaper).
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post Jun 28 2007, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 28 2007, 05:52 AM)
Looks good. These mobile devices keep getting better (and, luckily, cheaper).
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Yeah, especially the cheaper part! It's like did they just discovered some underground mines that has a huge cache of pre-fabbed casing or cpu wafer? Or did they had an overnight meeting and decided to stop fleecing us like killing babies? tongue.gif

Anyway, I hope consumers don't hold out too long that the manufacturers loose interest in this new segments.

I was reading the psion history article and I could not help but wonder how much of psion's demise was due to its bad pricing.
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post Jun 28 2007, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE(Snappy @ Jun 29 2007, 04:19 AM)
Yeah, especially the cheaper part! It's like did they just discovered some underground mines that has a huge cache of pre-fabbed casing or cpu wafer? Or did they had an overnight meeting and decided to stop fleecing us like killing babies? tongue.gif
Maybe Intel are doing an M$ and are giving away the CPUs to Asus - in an attempt to undermine the OLPC? Note that Intel's own "low cost" effort isn't exactly low cost, but they cannot afford to sell it at lower than cost price without facing charges of dumping - they can sidestep that by making a deal with Asus. Am I sounding too much like a conspiracy theorist? smile.gif

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Anyway, I hope consumers don't hold out too long that the manufacturers loose interest in this new segments.
At less than $200 I shouldn't think they have much difficulty shifting units especially to Linux enthusiasts. But it's not going to be released until Autumn and I can't wait laugh.gif

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I was reading the psion history article and I could not help but wonder how much of psion's demise was due to its bad pricing.
I believe their pricing was very reasonable considering what you got for the money. Remember it came with a full productivity suite builtin (Word, Sheet, Data etc) which eg on the Palms you had buy 3rd party apps for. The memory and screen was far bigger than any Palm of that vintage. As for the wince machines some may have had better hardware by the time Psion withdrew from the market, but they were and still are crippled by an inferior OS and inferior bundled apps. The bottom line is that for the other machines to begin approaching the productivity that you can get out of a stock Psion you would have to spend a fair bit of money on 3rd party apps - so IMO the Psions are very good value for money. Then there are the things that money can't buy - the excellent keyboard, the stability of the OS, the benefits of an OS specifically designed around the peculiarities of a small device.
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ghostshadow   Asus 3epc   Jun 27 2007, 09:14 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(ghostshadow @ Jun 27 2007, 05:14 PM)Thi...   Jun 27 2007, 11:16 AM
adf   QUOTE(desertrat @ Jun 27 2007, 07:16 PM)QUOTE...   Jun 27 2007, 11:55 AM
B_Lizzard   Hothardware's preview of the Asus Eee, if you ...   Jun 27 2007, 12:18 PM
Capn_Fish   Looks good. These mobile devices keep getting bett...   Jun 27 2007, 01:52 PM
Snappy   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Jun 28 2007, 05:52 AM)Looks...   Jun 28 2007, 08:19 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(Snappy @ Jun 29 2007, 04:19 AM)Yeah, es...   Jun 28 2007, 09:52 PM
Snappy   QUOTE(desertrat @ Jun 29 2007, 01:52 PM)QUOTE...   Jun 29 2007, 05:21 PM
ghostshadow   Wow, Those pictures were awesome! It looks r...   Jun 28 2007, 02:20 PM
adf   Yeah--- re the unfair competition in an attempt to...   Jun 28 2007, 11:38 PM
Snappy   QUOTE(adf @ Jun 29 2007, 03:38 PM)Yeah--- re ...   Jun 29 2007, 05:27 PM
adf   The way I see it, though is not that Intel/MS want...   Jun 29 2007, 09:53 PM
zodttd   I heard it will be 200 pounds. Which is closer to ...   Jun 28 2007, 11:57 PM
desertrat   But the problem is that governments (members of go...   Jun 29 2007, 11:01 PM
adf   Yeah... we do have a problem along those lines the...   Jun 30 2007, 12:12 AM
Snappy   You are right, no one should tolerate such busines...   Jun 30 2007, 08:07 AM
ZDevil   Found a nice preview of this beast: http://www.br...   Aug 25 2007, 11:06 PM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Aug 25 2007, 11:06 PM)Found a ...   Aug 26 2007, 12:46 PM
freizugheit   http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=13366...   Oct 2 2007, 12:26 AM
ZDevil   It's out! And according to the news it...   Oct 16 2007, 09:27 AM
RX Shorty   Looks pretty interesting if you ask me. Think of b...   Oct 16 2007, 11:53 AM
Antikx   Looks like a great device, thanks for the info...   Oct 16 2007, 12:04 PM
speculatrix   13,888.00 TWD (~424.6 USD) = 8GB SSD, 1GB DDR2 Ram...   Oct 16 2007, 02:44 PM
adf   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 16 2007, 02:44 PM...   Oct 16 2007, 04:34 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 17 2007, 12:44 AM...   Oct 16 2007, 09:11 PM
adf   I dunno-- for price/performance I'd be happier...   Oct 16 2007, 10:59 PM
fpp   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 16 2007, 09:11 PM) And...   Oct 17 2007, 05:20 AM
ZDevil   Hey, but now you are talking about a different pri...   Oct 17 2007, 12:25 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 17 2007, 03:25 AM) The...   Oct 17 2007, 03:44 AM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 17 2007, 12:25 AM) Hey...   Oct 17 2007, 09:11 PM
ZDevil   A nice review of Eee PC at notebookreview.com http...   Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 02:00 PM) A n...   Oct 26 2007, 08:43 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 06:43 AM) QUOTE(...   Oct 26 2007, 11:57 PM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Oct 26 2007, 11:57 PM) QUO...   Oct 27 2007, 10:18 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 07:18 PM) Neo is...   Oct 27 2007, 12:42 PM
snk4ever   QUOTE(adf @ Oct 26 2007, 08:43 PM) QUOTE(...   Oct 27 2007, 09:58 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(adf @ Oct 27 2007, 04:43 AM) WOuld ...   Oct 30 2007, 04:29 AM
adf   QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 30 2007, 04:29 AM) ...   Oct 30 2007, 06:19 AM
snk4ever   QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 30 2007, 05:29 AM) ...   Oct 30 2007, 07:40 AM
ZDevil   Qtopia is Cool! I hope it is the new Qtopia i...   Oct 27 2007, 01:20 PM
fpp   Beware : it's a mini-pci-EXPRESS slot - quite ...   Oct 30 2007, 10:36 AM
RX Shorty   Well it is going to be very expensive if you want ...   Oct 31 2007, 03:43 AM
Tom61   The 800x480 screen is pretty much a deal-killer fo...   Nov 1 2007, 03:32 PM
fpp   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 1 2007, 03:32 PM) The 8...   Nov 2 2007, 09:42 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(fpp @ Nov 2 2007, 05:42 PM) QUOTE(T...   Nov 3 2007, 02:24 PM
adf   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 3 2007, 01:24 PM) QUOTE...   Nov 3 2007, 02:58 PM
Tom61   QUOTE(adf @ Nov 3 2007, 10:58 PM) Has any...   Nov 3 2007, 04:02 PM
adf   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 3 2007, 04:02 PM) QUOTE...   Nov 3 2007, 06:53 PM
fpp   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 3 2007, 02:24 PM) It is...   Nov 6 2007, 02:15 PM
speculatrix   it's not as expensive as first thought - well,...   Nov 3 2007, 04:07 PM
brashley46   Okay, I've actually had my hands on one now fo...   Nov 5 2007, 12:11 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(brashley46 @ Nov 5 2007, 12:11 PM) ...   Nov 9 2007, 10:48 AM
Tom61   Since it can boot XP, there's little doubt tha...   Nov 5 2007, 02:44 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 5 2007, 02:44 PM) Since...   Nov 6 2007, 11:45 AM
Tom61   QUOTE(fpp @ Nov 6 2007, 10:15 PM) Well, I...   Nov 6 2007, 08:15 PM
Tom61   Add a Start Menu with addition applications: http:...   Nov 8 2007, 10:01 PM
cwaig   I just took delivery of one of an EeePC (for my wi...   Nov 9 2007, 05:47 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(cwaig @ Nov 9 2007, 01:47 PM) I...   Nov 9 2007, 06:18 AM
desertrat   I have just got myself the black model of this thi...   Nov 9 2007, 06:36 AM
zmiq2   Can any of you comment on: - does it make noise? ...   Nov 9 2007, 08:22 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:22 PM) - doe...   Nov 10 2007, 02:53 AM
Tom61   For those about to get/have gotten theirs a mini-r...   Nov 9 2007, 04:39 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 9 2007, 04:39 PM) For t...   Nov 9 2007, 06:57 PM
Tom61   Thanks ArchiMark. I've already read all those....   Nov 9 2007, 09:12 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Tom61 @ Nov 9 2007, 09:12 PM) Thank...   Nov 10 2007, 07:20 AM
Tom61   OK, I'm in. I just bought one from directron w...   Nov 10 2007, 12:32 PM
Capn_Fish   Could somebody post some screenshots of doing stuf...   Nov 10 2007, 03:56 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:56 PM) ...   Nov 10 2007, 04:02 PM
adf   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Nov 10 2007, 03:02 PM) ...   Nov 10 2007, 04:35 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 11:56 PM) ...   Nov 10 2007, 05:43 PM
Capn_Fish   Thanks! That is MUCH better! It appears th...   Nov 10 2007, 04:22 PM
Capn_Fish   What impression? One more question: Is it set up ...   Nov 10 2007, 04:50 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 11 2007, 12:50 AM) ...   Nov 10 2007, 05:28 PM
adf   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 10 2007, 03:50 PM) ...   Nov 10 2007, 06:00 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(adf @ Nov 10 2007, 08:00 PM) QUOTE(...   Nov 10 2007, 06:13 PM
Capn_Fish   A black version (same specs, same price) is out no...   Nov 15 2007, 11:38 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Nov 15 2007, 07:38 PM) ...   Nov 16 2007, 12:13 PM
Capn_Fish   Is there a reason NewEgg only just started listing...   Nov 16 2007, 12:19 PM
Tom61   I got my EEE today. I've been playing with the...   Nov 16 2007, 08:44 PM
boardboyd   I got mine a few days ago, I like it a lot! I...   Dec 7 2007, 03:14 PM
ZDevil   I've got one for my sister yesterday. Now play...   Dec 7 2007, 03:52 PM
the_oak   More screenshots and pics?   Dec 7 2007, 04:16 PM
ZDevil   Here is a screenshot. Now I begin to feel no need ...   Dec 8 2007, 07:55 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 8 2007, 07:55 AM) Here...   Dec 8 2007, 06:14 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 9 2007, 03:14 AM) Q...   Dec 8 2007, 07:52 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 8 2007, 03:55 PM) Here...   Dec 10 2007, 05:54 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(desertrat @ Dec 11 2007, 02:54 AM) ...   Dec 15 2007, 09:10 AM
Chero   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 15 2007, 06:10 PM) QUO...   Dec 15 2007, 11:27 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(Chero @ Dec 15 2007, 08:27 PM) Just...   Dec 15 2007, 06:39 PM
dougeeebear   ZDevil, Could you please check and see what versio...   Dec 8 2007, 05:03 PM
harvell   QUOTE(dougeeebear @ Dec 8 2007, 05:03 PM)...   Dec 8 2007, 10:48 PM
dougeeebear   QUOTE(harvell @ Dec 9 2007, 12:48 AM) QUO...   Dec 9 2007, 04:43 AM
TheWalt   I got one of the first black E's from NewEgg a...   Dec 10 2007, 12:32 PM
speculatrix   according to engadget the Nanobook is going to deb...   Dec 10 2007, 12:55 PM
dougeeebear   Well, I ordered my Eee PC 4GB Surf in Galaxy Black...   Dec 11 2007, 02:45 PM
Capn_Fish   I hope that comes to be. The more ultraportables, ...   Dec 11 2007, 03:14 PM
dougeeebear   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 11 2007, 05:14 PM) ...   Dec 11 2007, 03:40 PM
Snappy   This had been an amazing year for us mobile gadget...   Dec 11 2007, 04:36 PM
ghostshadow   There is now a new ubuntu distro built specificall...   Dec 15 2007, 05:43 PM
ZDevil   QUOTE(ghostshadow @ Dec 16 2007, 02:43 AM...   Dec 15 2007, 09:11 PM
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