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Hardware Eee PC 901 First Impressions

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Oooh, shiney, does it come in black? And what sort of price is the XP varient?

    Sam
     
  3. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Hopefully the online storage/backup will be faster and more reliable than their website!
     
  4. Naberius

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    I can see the purpose of these mini-laptops is, but theres far too much focus on them, im fed up with reading about them.
     
  5. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    I'll be grabbing it as soon as the black one is available over here.
     
  6. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    is July 1st the launch date for all the new eee pc models or just the 901?
     
  7. Guest-16

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    I think all of them.
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    If it's like the previous versions, XP costs the same but only includes 12GB of storage (the cheaper hard drive offsets the license cost).

    If that translates to right around the 900's $549 price tag in the states... I'm tempted. Not incredibly so, but in the "it would be nice to have" sense.
     
  9. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Does anyone know how this compares performance wise to the 900?
     
  10. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    gimme gimme gimme :clap:
     
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    Wait til Sunday when I get it back off TR :D:D:D:D
     
  12. cosmic

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    Would like to see a comparison with the HP 2133 Mini-note - once that gets an Alpha processor might be a better option given the better keyboard and higher screen resolution. Decisions decisions !
     
  13. UncertainGod

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    The mini-note looks a bit lack-lustre with it's generic, slow as hell suse desktop.
     
  14. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Looks like a preschooler's laptop from TOYS R US. Unless it were offered in something like torch red or olive drab, I'd rather have the HP 2133 under my arm when walking around in public.
     
  15. cosmic

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    Amon
    It might be possible to replace SUSE with a different desktop. I like the idea of a larger keyboard - goes with my larger fingers - and higher res screen. Not decided yet, so still looking at the options, but as Amon says, that mini-note looks good.
     
  16. shadow12

    shadow12 I lie

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    The good thing is there are many more options out there now than there were 6 months ago.
     
  17. sotu1

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    still just a tad too expensive for me. gonna have to wait until component prices drop just that little bit more. i'm happy with the spec, that's about all i'll need for a netbook...just don't want to pay that much for it.
     
  18. evanbraakensiek

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    Agree. It seems like an awful oversight on the part of bit-tech'. I paid £330 for the 900' a month of so ago, but I'd be curious to see if the Atom processor gave a significant boost to performance. I might see if I could offload this and pick up the 901.
     
  19. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    suse, is the OS its more the installer and default packages, and its possible to change the desktop i believe the mini-note was using gnome desktop enviroment
     
  20. DarkReaper

    DarkReaper Alignment: Sarcastic Good

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    I'm going to be in Ohio in July... Apart from having to find an adapter for the power brick, would there be any major issues with buying one there and bringing it back to the UK? Been a while since I had the opportunity to enjoy the exchange rate!
     
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