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News Eee Monitor is in the works

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Daniel114

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    I'd be really tempted if it didn't look like it was designed by Fisher Price
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Now if that was a touch screen...
     
  4. Risky

    Risky Well-Known Member

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    Actually I can see that as being usefull for, say a kitchen PC where you just want a tidy terminal for the web or similar and maybe music/radio.
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    remembers me a mac....
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Is that an RJ11?
    WTF is that for? I know what it's for I just want to know what it's doing on there...

    Unless it's for an optional telephone attachment, so you can use the Thing as an IPphone terminal.
     
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    My guess is it's nothing more exciting than a modem connection. I guess some people still use dial-up, for some strange reason only known to them.
     
  8. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    They can't find the broadband train. Too busy waiting for google to load, y'see.

    I agree with the Fisher Price sentiment.. Seriously, 'My first computer' is being screamed by that, er, thing.
     
  9. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Yeah, good thinking, just a PC for general web browsing or watching videos/listening to music.

    A touch screen would make it perfect for this though..
     
  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Since some smart-ass shoe-horned a touch screen into the laptop, I'd be very surprised if one wasn't shoe-horned in here either by Asus or a third party.
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Are you man or a mouse?!? If you don't like the look, mod it! :dremel:

    Seriously, it's functional and cheap enough to mod to within an inch of its life. You could put it in a nice oak picture frame. You could mount it behind a one-way mirror. You could drop it in a coffee table. You could build one in the bottom of a breakfast tray: have breakfast in bed and surf the net. The possibilities are endless.
     
  12. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'm lazy :p I have one mod a month in me >.>

    I'd be more interested if it gave me multi-touch control for RTS games, though.
     
  13. yuusou

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    everyone's gone crazeee
     
  14. scarrmrcc

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    there are many places where you can't braodband (unless you want to pay out the nose)

    my parents for instance, have dial up, becaseu they live far enough out in the boonies, that it would cost $1200 just to get a cable line run out there.....and satellite is just crazy expensive, for how little they use the internet.

    Asus is not trying to sell this to hardcore gamers, or even thinking it could be fast or powerful.
    it is cheap, simple, and inexpensive. perfect for retired, fixed income people, or casual web surfers. people that it would be a waste to spend the money on even DSL.

    you don't have to use the dial-up, but it is nice to have the option (i mean really, it probably added...what? a buck to the total price?)
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i hope they won't be sued by Apple.
     
  16. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    All you people talking about the modem - it may have ADSL built in? Asus do make routers too...
     
  17. 1ad7

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    this is an awesome idea, the only other small form factor( this small that is) is only in the mac flavor and Im sure this would be powerful enough for the people who will buy it. Would be great for airports etc who currently use lots of lcd's replace them with this and you could do alot more. It is kinda ugly though.... but so are most of its competition
     
  18. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Looks like a good idea to me, I know Sony do something similar but they're pretty bulky things, this one looks like it could be quite useful.
     
  19. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    If it's anything like the eeePC notebooks the RJ11 port is non-functional, the modem chip isn't even installed.

    I installed, more soldering than installing, one onto my eeePC to allow voip (it's a Conexant 56K RD02-D110 if anyone is interested).
     
  20. ParaHelix.org

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    If they made a touchscreen model it would be perfect for kitchens and such, for music, media, ingredients and such.
     
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