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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keef247, 27 Dec 2007.

  1. keef247

    keef247 Minimodder

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    Where’s the best place to buy one cheap and safely?
    And has anyone here installed xp on a preloaded Linux one?
    I want one of these otherwise I’m going with a nokia n810... their about the same price roughly well pretty close so I wondered which would be better seeing as the asus can run Linux/xp its obvious more app supportive and the bigger screen/hdd etc is a plus but then you can easily add a card to the nokia etc...

    Also is the 8 GB only available in 1 GB models? I hear of people running 2 GB in there. Would this really be needed as obviously you can’t LMAO game on it? Saying that you could you run HL? That’d be sweet to play little cs 1.6 wirelessly at a station would be amusing...
    but yer would you say it’s worth going for a 8gb or a 2/4gb and running a big ass sd card? I'd personally prefer to have like 2gb xp partition and rest as storage and then have a big sd card for storage and running my 2 and 1gb pen drives with say a divx or 2 on and plug them in only when requiring the files on them... thus saving battery... also where is a good place to source the 6cell battery? Is there a more powerful one than that and does the 4/6 cell offer noticeable differences and how many hours usage wise??
    Really interested in this... the nokia yeah its in my pocket which I love and it seems very optimised for video and I'm sure you could hack some divx onto there if not convert to a nice enough quality for nokia's preinstalled supported formats...
    But then the asus I like because it’s a lappy but so much smaller. The screen at first annoyed me with the amount of wasted space but now seeing it run xp gave me more of a comparison to this 1600x1200 desktop to the spaciousness I could achieve when running say msn and browsing... sure I’d need to have it maximised but it'd still be able to view allot without constant scrolling:)

    Then of course the question is does the nokia support msn out of the box I was wondering?
    Does the nokia have an open source support/dev group out there customising/porting apps to its distro?

    Could you install a different os on the nokia (hardly likely?)

    Which should I go for... because I was set on the nokia and now I'm thinking hmmm get the asus? Purely because the keyboard looks so easy and comfy to use and the screen obviously is just that bit more bigger and the fact I can run xp on it blows my mind as anything I can use on here and can use on the asus... obviously I'm not saying photoshopping some raw images but lol nice browsing apps bit of live messenger with the webcam that’s built in. Some nice torrent programs. Some codec packs and large supported apps for all my everyday uses... email clients of my choice the list is endless...

    So begs the question which? I mean say I leave them stock linux vs linux is the nokia nice to use for long periods of time? say for example I want to spend an evening typing away on forums and msn this looks like I could do my fingers in ache wise on the nokia (I know it’s about "on the move" and all but still I want it more as a tiny lappy with big lappy functionality) and would the tiny screen do my eyes in after doing this each night (this would be for when I’m visiting family and fancy using MySpace/msn/forums/eBay etc)

    Basically... as their pretty close price wise for what I want would the asus 8 GB 1 GB ram running xp be more worth it than the nokia with its preinstalled linux distro and apps?
    After writing this I'm seriously thinking the asus... but it’s just the fact I could have the nokia in my pocket wherever I take it... and just pop it out quick photo/post on a forum etc... Opposed to a bag for the asus... hmmm it’s like I'm screwed either way.

    Links to both offenders best prices per spec please. colour wise I'm not to bothered if it means I'll get a better spec. but white/silver for the asus would be nice but black is growing on me I'm just scared of a cheapo plasticeque feel if I go black...

    I know as usual I've probably confused the hell out of not only myself but you all as well so I appreciate this but also remember It's nearly 7am and I've been up all night. I just had to post this before I forgot and thought that seeing as it's so early when I wake up it could have had reasonable input:)

    If the first half confused you I'm basically thinking size vs. functions vs. cost vs. usability for long use say 1-4 hours at a time when sat on a bench/sofa typing away on msn/forums etc. Also using it for portable movie viewing...

    I'm hoping at least the above or the last half made some sense.
    Hopefully people will supply me with some helpful links... oh and I'm already aware of the mad modding options for the asus which again does tempt me... especially the touch screen/bluetooth:D
    Oh and all prices for the UK please. Including delivery will save ALOT of time as well when estimating:)
    Cheers guys... I get paid Friday so who knows:D I might have to get one of these instead of blowing 200-300quid on New Year’s seems more sensible to me seeing as I’ve previously wanted a nice spec lappy for the same reasons previously...

    Cheers again. I'm sorry it was so long winded!

    EDIT: just found this link... looks even more tempting to go asus... mac osx 10.5 leopard running on it:D so thats mac/linux/windows all available .... SO tempted now... heres the link.click me you swine! P.S obviously it doesn't have SSE3 support and you can tinker it to work so I was thinking maybe an older distro of osx if not but either way its very impressive imho...

    EDIT2: this is becoming very tempting... apparently you can run Halo CE on low settings so many my HL/cs theory wasn't as ridiculous as I thought... running HL/Halo even at crap settings will always be better than only being able to run solitare!
     
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  2. keef247

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    hmmm "In the last picture, we saw the SSD control chip and NAND Flas didn’t sold in main board. Instead of SSD mini pci-e card to sold one. It’s mean that we can upgrade the hard disk drive by changing SSD mini pci-e card."

    does that mean you could bump the 8gb up even more?
     
  3. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    When asus or other companies releases bigger ssd mini pci express cards then yes. Sandisk (i think it was) should be working on a 32 gb version, but it´s not worth it because of the price.
     
  4. Adam-Mck

    Adam-Mck What's a Dremel?

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    well the 4gb one rocks im on mine now and i just plug my usb drive into it when i need that extra storage
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The Nokia N810 is a lovely little thing - far smaller than the Eee PC. Different things for different jobs imho. :)
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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