Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 28 Apr 2010.
Is that a fold down ethernet port to keep the smooth lines... damn, I remember when Eee used to mean "cheap".
So what about Firewire and eSATA ports? I think there are more devices currently available which would benefit from those ports than from USB 3.
One thing I will say - I like the fold out ethernet port. Nice touch.
Wow, finally an Eee PC that you can have an feel ashamed to tell your friends that you own one.
It now just seems to mean 'underpowered for the cost'.
^+1. Although this model does look really nice. I wonder about the aluminium picking up scratches, though. How do unibody macbooks fare in that department?
yes and yes!
Asus really know how to make a quality netbook.
love the same-height case also. i always hate the laptops that makes front thin, back thick. those are really ugly and harder to carry. my HP mini 1000 for example, is perfectly uniform like a book.
Ive got an older eee s101 and all my friends love it, i even get looks and questions about it when im using it in public.
Im also loving the flip down ethernet, nice little touch imo
is also new for a netbook
Looks nice. 10in & Atom-powered though.. no thank you.
I'm guessing that if I want USB3 on my laptop, I'll have to buy an Express Card sometime soon.
Are there any available yet?
10in is good. The point of it all is to be portable without costing you an arm and leg. If you value bigger screens, I would throw in one or two hundred quid more and get a proper notebook.
On the other hand, Atom is weak. When will AMD give us proper competition?
Seconded. I was astounded the first time I saw atom benchmarks. Top of the line atom = half the power of my useless 5 year old laptop. Eurgh. Come on AMD, get in there...
Yep for about $40 on newegg
As for the netbook, cool but no thank you, they're just too small for me
I think ARM has pretty much overtaken the Atom already with its high-end Cortex-A9 CPUs
Depends. I'm currently looking for a quite portable laptop (I think quite sounds about right) and am looking for decent-specced 13-inchers. 10in is too small to spend any real time with IMO.
I know netbooks are cheap, but there's a reason for that, as you said, the Atoms are just too damn slow.
I've been tempted to get a netbook for some time, but I think I'll hold out for ARM's dual-core CPUs to show up. Time the aging x86 platform makes way for something fresher. Time for good old RISC to make a desktop comeback.
Hummmm. USB 3.0. Blazing fast backup or content retrieval. Again, the ATOM is the bottleneck.
I have had an Asus netbook for nearly a year, and it is really great for travelling. The 160 GB HDD is big enough to hold all my photos for weeks and weeks, and it even runs PhotoShop. It is so much better than my Epson P-2000 that I plan to sell the P-2000. And the netbook also has wifi, web cam, speaker and mic (good for webmail and Skype). And it does other things as well (like interfacing with portable USB HDDs for backup or expansion). And it is very light and portable. I think USB3 is really good - when you are on the road anything that saves a few precious minutes is a big advantage.
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