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Asus Eee PC Hands On Preview

Asus Eee PC Hands On Preview

Asus made quite a splash at the Computex show last week with the introduction of their Eee PC, a low cost, highly portable machine slated to compete with the OLPC project. At price points of $199 and $299 for 4GB and 8GB Solid State Flash drive-equipped models, respectively. This exclusive first-ever hands-on showcase of the machine shows the two interfaces of its Linux-based operating system as well as its modes of operation, pre-installed open source Office software, and other applications like Skype. Head on over to the site and check it out...

Asus Eee PC Hand's On Preview
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I realy want know what was in bookmark play. I think, then it is most important bookmark. If Linux base OS have good video/music player and some utility for edititng of digital photography (on win I use Picasa from Google). If there will be this thing I don't want install WinXP on this machine :)

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Why you take screenshots by digital camera when Eee PC have software whitch do it? (And I think then do it in better quality)

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Hi,

first of all nice review you did. And of course us many of us, I´m eager to get one of thos Eee PC in hands. A basic PC where you could do a lot with easy of use. Great for my mom, ages 62...
$199 and $299 sound like really good prices. I hope Asus will really only want to have those...

As I read your text, some questions arrises. I don´t know whether you can answer them.

- Where you able to go to the console?
cat /proc/cpuino, or a dmesg would have been great.
- The screen resolution, it doesn´t look so big. Is it 640x480, or 800x600? Where you able to determine it?

- Battery. Well a cat /proc/acpi/battery/* would have been great to see the capacity.

- Is the RAM upgradable? Is the one slot for it or ist it soldered at the mainbaord?

- The same for the SSD. Is it possible (for a normal user) to change it himself?


It would be great ot get a little more informations on it.





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I hear it has only 3 hour battery life, thats not good at all for this size notebook.

I really like the design, its very sleek, simple and sexy, much better looking than the ugly 10" version, why didn't Asus just make it the bigger version of the 701?

The thing thats really killing me about it is the huge black bezel around it, I know thats the speakers but just put them on the bottom or something, there's room for a 8 or 9" screen at least, so did they use a smaller screen to save costs? Thats just really bothering me!

I really want this notebook but the 10" is ugly and the 7" has that dead space around the screen. Sigh...way to screw it up Asus. : (

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1. I question the chipset and CPU. It was announced at the premier that the chipset and CPU remain undisclosed because it was a brand new mobile chipset.

"The 7-inch ultraportable is based on an unnamed Intel chipset," -- http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/05/asus-new-eee-pc-701-joins-the-laptop-lite-fray-with-a-bang/

2. The "dead-space" on the sides of the screen are speakers. The system comes with hi-fidelity stereo and they have to put the speakers somewhere.

3. Screen Rez - "but according to press images the 7 inch model appears to have a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels" - wikipedia entry.

4. Battery Life - I have read 4xNiMH That means there will be an aftermarket for Li replacements that should double battery life. They probably chose the former for cost.

5. SSD - there is an MMC/SSD slot on the side along with 3x USB 2.0. I would say that with external storage - the sky is the limit.

6. Ugly Large Step Sister - I assume you are referring to the previously announced 10" computer? I believe the NEW eepc 1001 shares similar characteristics with the 701.





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Someone else report this machine boot up in 5 secs. Can you confirm that?

Your review miss it all!

We do not known what the cpu this box got.

Have you really what people will use this machine for? Does this answer the call?

Everyone are trying to make ultra-portable but they all miss the target (because no body see the target).

We really need to known the startup time, the shutdown time. How long does it take us to goes into an application, how easy how fast we can do the dc reload. Does the book reader have bookmark function? Are there audio book player? Can it control my home appliance? Can it record my notes with noise cancellation? Connect to external display? How good its notetaking application? Can it blog offline? Can it detect hot spot? How long the battery can last? Does it have backup battery to safe me from desperate?

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Hey Guys,
I've bought Asus products from www.citrusmicro.com before and they did a great job. Now I see they have a pre-order form up for the EEE PC, no cost.

here's a link to the pre-order:
http://www.citrusmicro.com/webdocs/Items/Details683.cfm

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I wonder if Ubuntu would be a better O/S than this Asus version. Anyone any opinion on that?

Paul

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