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desertrat
post Dec 10 2007, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 8 2007, 03:55 PM) *
Here is a screenshot. [of KDE]
Hey, you haven't followed the instructions for making the ugly huge launch button smaller biggrin.gif
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post Dec 11 2007, 02:45 PM
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Well, I ordered my Eee PC 4GB Surf in Galaxy Black today from newegg.com (with next day UPS and rush order processing, of course).
I can't wait to see how it compares to my Kohjinsha ... especially the keyboard.
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post Dec 11 2007, 03:14 PM
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I hope that comes to be. The more ultraportables, the better (especially Linux ones).
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post Dec 11 2007, 03:40 PM
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QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Dec 11 2007, 05:14 PM) *
I hope that comes to be. The more ultraportables, the better (especially Linux ones).

Absolutely!!
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post Dec 11 2007, 04:36 PM
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This had been an amazing year for us mobile gadget users! One after another good news ... it's like finally our dreams and wishes are coming true, ok at least the ones about gadgets! tongue.gif

It's funny how prices can fall so suddenly eh? Did manufacturing suddenly become cheap or were the RetailPrices mere fabrication of the sales & marketing machine? Me thinks latter ... ... tongue.gif

In any case, here's to an early ... good X'mas and holidays ahead ... filled with gadgets and UMPCs! wooo hooo! wink.gif
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post Dec 15 2007, 09:10 AM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Dec 11 2007, 02:54 AM) *
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 8 2007, 03:55 PM) *
Here is a screenshot. [of KDE]
Hey, you haven't followed the instructions for making the ugly huge launch button smaller biggrin.gif


Oh, yes, I wasn't aware of this when I took this screenshot shortly after opening the box...
I am now seriously tempted to get one for myself as my christmas *gift*. After trying it for a couple of days, I began to realize how it can beat my 3200 in real life use in terms of speed, keyboard and compatibility (i386 debian packages). Pocketability does not seem to be a big issue with this machine as it weighs and measures like a 400 page octave hardcover book.

And the shop showed me an pamphlet of asus saying the black and the pink models have a smaller battery (3 hours vs. 3.5 hours in the white one).
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post Dec 15 2007, 11:27 AM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 15 2007, 06:10 PM) *
QUOTE(desertrat @ Dec 11 2007, 02:54 AM) *
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 8 2007, 03:55 PM) *
Here is a screenshot. [of KDE]
Hey, you haven't followed the instructions for making the ugly huge launch button smaller biggrin.gif


Oh, yes, I wasn't aware of this when I took this screenshot shortly after opening the box...
I am now seriously tempted to get one for myself as my christmas *gift*. After trying it for a couple of days, I began to realize how it can beat my 3200 in real life use in terms of speed, keyboard and compatibility (i386 debian packages). Pocketability does not seem to be a big issue with this machine as it weighs and measures like a 400 page octave hardcover book.

And the shop showed me an pamphlet of asus saying the black and the pink models have a smaller battery (3 hours vs. 3.5 hours in the white one).


Just curious, where did you get one ?
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post Dec 15 2007, 05:43 PM
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There is now a new ubuntu distro built specifically for the eee. http://eeepc.tumblr.com/post/21408625 I'm not too much of a fan of ubuntu, but I think it's a great step in the right direction. It's not exactly out at the moment, but it's coming pretty soon! I don't have an EEE yet, I really want to get one, but right now the price just seems a little high for me at the moment.

There is tons of info on eeeuser, I'm really liking allot of the new mods and hacks for it, expanded storage, bluetooth, gps. I can't wait to see what else is instore. I just hope they don't keep pulling the extra pc slot, I know some reports stated that some of them from newegg don't have the port anymore.

Let's hope it all stays together and they can lower the price soon, if they do i'll definitely pick one up asap!
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post Dec 15 2007, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE(Chero @ Dec 15 2007, 08:27 PM) *
Just curious, where did you get one ?


I got one with 4GB SSD and camera for my sister in Hong Kong for ~385 USD.
The 8GB model has just come out for ~447 USD in Taiwan ...
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post Dec 15 2007, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE(ghostshadow @ Dec 16 2007, 02:43 AM) *
There is now a new ubuntu distro built specifically for the eee. http://eeepc.tumblr.com/post/21408625 I'm not too much of a fan of ubuntu, but I think it's a great step in the right direction. It's not exactly out at the moment, but it's coming pretty soon! I don't have an EEE yet, I really want to get one, but right now the price just seems a little high for me at the moment.


Great! The eeexubuntu is updated very quickly. The current release seems to be very usable (including native wireless driver).
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home
Will try that as soon as i am free.
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post Dec 16 2007, 05:40 AM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Dec 15 2007, 06:10 PM) *
And the shop showed me an pamphlet of asus saying the black and the pink models have a smaller battery (3 hours vs. 3.5 hours in the white one).


Now I know the truth: the one with less battery is the "surf" version (smaller battery and without camera).

... My temptation lasts very very short.
Because I just bought a black e701 (4GB, w/ camera) today!
I just couldn't resist when the black model stared at me.
Got spellbound. Too bad. laugh.gif
And i saw a new post in a Chinese forum talking about running dual-booting: Linux on SSD, XP on SD(HC).
Another one reporting implanting a 8GB mini PCI-e (from the 8GB model) on the 4GB model's board. Both the SSD and the mini PCI-e can coexist and work together ... So there is no need to buy the 8GB model (unless you want the extra 512MB RAM -- but it is darn cheap now, just 25~30 USD for 1GB).
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post Dec 17 2007, 09:20 AM
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Nice... I think I may buy a black one for myself. My wife is using hers and won't let me touch it. I guess that's cool cause if I did take it over it's like buying her a fishing rod for Christmas biggrin.gif. The more I think about it I am using my Z less like a pocket pda or pc and backpacking it more.
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post Dec 17 2007, 09:43 PM
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I decided to buy an eeepc today smile.gif I went online and looked at the options. I decided I liked the 4 gig "galaxy," then saw I could have an 8 gig for a mere 75 usd or so more. (the 8 gig has a gig o ram vs the 512 on the 4g). That put the price a little over 520usd. I wanted the thing for simple web editing, site management--stuff that is possible but awkward on the z (for me) as a regular thing. My wife suggested I compare the eepc with other options suitable for that purpose. I ended up spending 600usd on an Acer 5520-5912: 2 gigs o ram 15 inch screen turion64x2 58, etc... My Z remains my ultraportable, and my new Acer (which I need to get linux on) is a still portable, if hardly pocketable wysiwyg demon smile.gif

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post Dec 18 2007, 04:25 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ Dec 18 2007, 06:43 AM) *
I decided to buy an eeepc today smile.gif I went online and looked at the options. I decided I liked the 4 gig "galaxy," then saw I could have an 8 gig for a mere 75 usd or so more. (the 8 gig has a gig o ram vs the 512 on the 4g). That put the price a little over 520usd. I wanted the thing for simple web editing, site management--stuff that is possible but awkward on the z (for me) as a regular thing. My wife suggested I compare the eepc with other options suitable for that purpose. I ended up spending 600usd on an Acer 5520-5912: 2 gigs o ram 15 inch screen turion64x2 58, etc... My Z remains my ultraportable, and my new Acer (which I need to get linux on) is a still portable, if hardly pocketable wysiwyg demon smile.gif


If you only want the eeepc to run linux, the extra 4 gig disk space and 512mb ram are not absolutely necessary. A big SDHC (like a 8gb) can make up for that: swap, frequently written files (like the firefox profiles), mass storage, etc.
Interestingly, the bigger screen and keyboard actually make it a more productive mobile tool. For example, I can touchtype and type much more and faster than on the Z, and I can read all my PDF files on the go *comfortably*. Using it on the train doesn't feel uneasy at all.
And I don't have to worry about the smaller and less uptodate Xandros repos, not to mention any Zaurus/architecture-specific hacking and compilation anymore ... After spending one night going through all the fine-tuning of Xandros, this morning I decided to make a leap of faith and my 701 galaxy black put on eeexubuntu 7.10r2 (Gutsy)! It's just a regular ubuntu with the proper resolution (VGA) and the addition of some drivers specifically for eeepc (such as the wifi card). Setting things up takes just less than an hour, and it is ready to roll!
Also when installing xubuntu I used gparted (included in the installer) to merge /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. Now my eeepc has reclaimed ~2gb disk space!
I've tried to carry it around and to the library. Despite being larger than the Z (about two and a half Z as a rough measurement), i have a real lightweight minilaptop to do my real work more efficiently everywhere.
Here is a small experiment: stop using my Z for a week and stick to the new eeepc. A verdict should come out after the initial excitement. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 18 2007, 01:23 PM
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I think that if I didn't already have my 3100, I would have bought niether the 3100 nor the 15" laptop, but rather just bought an eeepc. The cost would be much lower (in any configuration) and honestly even a 15" laptop rates more as luggable than portable. The eeepc would have suited my mobile needs nicely, being light portable, linux, and something useable without a desk (or desk substitute). What caused me to rethink the eeepc was that the Z is more portable, but less powerful (and much worse at wysiwyg type stuff)--I like the Z, though, and wanted to keep it. Given the Z's capabilities, it seemed like I'd do better with something that overlapped the Z less and complimented it more. Hence a cheap new laptop.
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