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Just ordered Asus Eee - call me crazy.

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I just ordered an Asus Eee from the Egg. Crazy as a loon no question but I am sick of not being able to get on line while out and about and my lappy is a 17" beast.

 

Hope the thing works. The hacking community is active so it may fun and I should be able to destroy it in short order.

 

Anyone have Eee experience?

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Typing on my EEE.

Plugged it in and it worked. Wireless connected to my Linksys no problem.

 

Wow is this thing small. I can't see much of this web page. But the screen is bright and clear with great color.

 

I don't like the keyboard already. It is small as expected but some of the keys don't register easily. Maybe it will improve with time. I have to go slowly to make sure the letter appears or I'm continually backspacing. The keyboard is solid though, no flex I read about from some users.

 

It is a solid unit. Opening the screen feels smooth and don't expect the hinges to break. Darn I have to hit some keys 3 times for them to register. Secretaries be ware. I don't plan on doing any legal briefs on it anyway ...

 

The palm (3 tries on the m) rest gets warm. No moving parts? I think I hear a fan somewhere. It is a 900mHz Celeron running at 600mHz. I wonder what bumping it to 900 will do for heat? I will see.

 

Keyboard will reduce wordiness (and maybe capitalization).

 

I already have xp shrunk and nlite ready for eee but want to try linux for awhile.

 

I am experiencing claustrophobia. So I am trying the music player and playing wma file over the network from my notebook. Sound is not bad or terrible from the speakers (or is it a speaker) and is quite good from head phones.

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Here is an alternative to the EEE and the specs are impressive in an EEE sort of way.

(Typical, I just opened it last night and already I found something "better")

 

CloudBook 5hr batter life! Ha you have to be suspicious of their claims already.

 

Find your $399 CloudBook at Walmart.com beginning 1/25/08.

 

Hardware Specifications

1.2GHz, VIA C7®-M Processor ULV, 512MB DDR2 533MHz, SDRAM, 30GB Hard Disk Drive, 7" WVGA TFT Display (800 x 480), VIA UniChrome Pro IGP Graphics, VIA High-Definition Audio, 802.11b/g, (1) 10/100 Ethernet Port, (1) DVI-I Port, (2) USB 2.0 Ports, (1) 4-in1 Media Card Reader, (1) 1.3MP Webcam, (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port, (1) Microphone/Line-In Port, (1) Set of Stereo Speaker, (1) Touchpad, (1) 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

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