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Old 11-30-2008, 10:54 PM #22
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Soooo I've really been considering getting a netbook (been eyeing the EEE901 for awhile) and I've researched it a lot but the price is still a bit to high for me. I love the idea of an ultra portable PC and the long battery life/SSD is my biggest selling point. I was all gun ho for it recently and now I'm slightly less enthused... My mom picked up a ASUS laptop from Bestbuy the other day with great specs and brag of a 4h+ battery life... Now I know the pros and cons of both, I would upgrade the eee901 to 2GB RAM and thats all I would need so my big thing is EEE has SSD and long battery life (and smaller) while the ASUS has regular HDD with pretty good battery life and great overall specs... So my decision is currently split, what do you guys think?
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:10 PM #23
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Do you have a normal desktop or laptop right now? Netbooks are not supposed to be a primary computer. I have a primary laptop that is big and bulky for me. The SSD is a great for quick things but once you add programs and other data its not so good. My dad brought up a good point if I ever need to go to vista the netbook is out the window pretty much. I wish I could get a 32 gd or even a 64gb SSD on a netbook.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:19 PM #24
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Soooo I've really been considering getting a netbook (been eyeing the EEE901 for awhile) and I've researched it a lot but the price is still a bit to high for me. I love the idea of an ultra portable PC and the long battery life/SSD is my biggest selling point. I was all gun ho for it recently and now I'm slightly less enthused... My mom picked up a ASUS laptop from Bestbuy the other day with great specs and brag of a 4h+ battery life... Now I know the pros and cons of both, I would upgrade the eee901 to 2GB RAM and thats all I would need so my big thing is EEE has SSD and long battery life (and smaller) while the ASUS has regular HDD with pretty good battery life and great overall specs... So my decision is currently split, what do you guys think?
Depends. What do you want to use your EEE for? If all you want it for is browsing the internet, a little bit of word processing for school/work, and nothing that is CPU or GPU intensive, then get an EEE. Otherwise, go for the laptop.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:47 PM #25
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Do you have a normal desktop or laptop right now? Netbooks are not supposed to be a primary computer. I have a primary laptop that is big and bulky for me. The SSD is a great for quick things but once you add programs and other data its not so good. My dad brought up a good point if I ever need to go to vista the netbook is out the window pretty much. I wish I could get a 32 gd or even a 64gb SSD on a netbook.
By the time you might "need" to go to Vista on a netbook, hopefully Windows 7 will be out. People have loaded the 6801 alpha on netbooks and had pretty good success so far, and Windows 7 is supposed to be much easier to run on minimal hardware then Vista.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:51 PM #26
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Microsoft has made those promises in the past and there OS in my mind gets worse with each new edition. Xp is still my fav but I am holding out for the Mac one.
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Well, people run Vista on some EEE's, but the fact that an alpha is running well on a netbook looks promising. I agree though, doesn't mean anything till the retail version hits.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:39 AM #28
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I wonder if the Mac one will have the full leopard or a boiled down version as an OS
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:09 PM #29
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You mean Snow Leopard? 10.6 will be out by the time a possible mac netbook would be released
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:48 PM #30
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I am just now looking at mac news but I will research this snow leopard.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:33 PM #31
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SO I have figured out what specs I want on my netbook now I need to find one with it
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:34 PM #32
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I'm not seeing the point in the 40GB SSD or Windows.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:00 PM #33
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I like the SSD because I want to run some programs off of there like Office 07. Windows because I have never used Linux and I hear finding drivers maybe difficult, but it is interesting to me.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:34 PM #34
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if you're looking at the eee series, keep in mind that for the most part, they have a smallish ssd and a cf card making up the difference. the linux version of the 1000 that's on the egg has an 8gb ssd and a 32gb cf card. the cf card won't run as fast as the ssd, so having OSs and software that takes up a lot of space wouldn't be the best move.

as far as linux goes, xandros is supposed to be pretty idiot-proof as far as new linux users go, and can be changed to give you more control if you get to the point where you'd want to try it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:38 PM #35
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the EEE has a wide range of hard drives.
The biggest thing I am looking for a is a long battery life.
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the EEE has a wide range of hard drives.
The biggest thing I am looking for a is a long battery life.
Long battery life is going to be expensive. That's what most business-class users are looking for, so they purposely jack up prices because of it. Don't decide against an EEE or anything else just because it's go Linux on it. There are tons of tutorials, and it's very easy to use.

OpenOffice = Microsoft Office
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There's almost always a Linux alternative to Windows programs.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:48 PM #37
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Long battery life is going to be expensive. That's what most business-class users are looking for, so they purposely jack up prices because of it. Don't decide against an EEE or anything else just because it's go Linux on it. There are tons of tutorials, and it's very easy to use.

OpenOffice = Microsoft Office
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There's almost always a Linux alternative to Windows programs.
Will I need to buy more programs because I have all of that stuff already mind you Aim is free.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:50 PM #38
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Nope, most linux stuff is free, including all those programs cameron listed
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i don't think i'd feel quite right paying for anything for linux.
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Guys, you can build a desktop for much cheaper...

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I am now interested in Linux products but will there be an issue taking a word document from Openoffice to Microsoft Office?
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:00 AM #42
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Guys, you can build a desktop for much cheaper...

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But can I take one with me where ever I want to.
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