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Asus eee pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grim, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    Does anyone have one of these ?

    From what I can see from the various versions here, the 901 seems to be the best spec for the money.

    The exact spec I want is 1gb memory, 20gb SSD, white with Linux. From what i've heard the battery life isn't too great (4 hours with 4 cell battery and 6-8 with the 6 cell). Also heard the latest version of linux they have is unstable ?

    One thng I have noticed is that the battery lasts longer with Windows XP than it does with Linux LoL

    Grim
     
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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I actually bought one for my mom for basic things like internet. It works really well but the batter is not that good. Also the keyboard is very small so it's kind of hard to type at times. Other then that it's pretty good for basic things nothing more really.
     
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  3. scottm

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    i have a freind that has one. he had linux on his for 3 months without a problem. he ended up putting xp on it because its simply better. i wouldnt recommend any off these laptops. why not just pay an extra £50 - £80 and pay a proper laptop. spec is usually 3 or 4 times better and you can do alot more with it.
     
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  4. neutralhills

    neutralhills Kilobyte Poster

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    Had one. Found the build quality to be mediocre and the battery life to be less so. Unloaded it on eBay and purchased a Dell mini 9 inch instead running Ubuntu. I need it for a portable network troubleshooting tool and the small size is a plus. Generally don't use it much outside of work needs, however.
     
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