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Old 02-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #71
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A good business class notebook that I mentioned in the post above, I.E. a Toshiba Tecra A9 or M9 you're looking at a $900 to $1500 range nicely equipped.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #72
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One more question: If I ruled out the importance of DVDs and CDs, would the Asus be a better choice for net access and email?
Suz, if all you want is a laptop for web surfing and emailing, the Eee PC is a great choice. I use mine for all that and more (word processing, reviewing digital photos (the screen's too small and processor seriously underpowered for serious digital photo editing, but just right for sorting out usable and unusable shots), and lots of word processing. Just make sure you're comfortable with the smaller screen size.

And it might replace your DVD player, too. Some people are using their iPod with the Eee as an in-flight video player.

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Old 06-12-2008, 06:17 PM   #74
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Finally got my Economic Stimulus Check, and thus the Asus Eee PC 900. Here's a couple of pictures (low light, and a little shaky). I have it running XP. Should be great on our next trip for scanning Streets and Trips, or Sat settings for Directv, and of course, web access. Could also load movies and run on TV with VGA input. Nice little (!!) computer!
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Finally got my Economic Stimulus Check, and thus the Asus Eee PC 900. . . . I have it running XP
You'll have to let me know how the Eee running XP works out, Patrick. I bought one of the Eee PC 700 4G models that runs Linux, and have been really very happy with it; the 900 with its larger screen and bigger memory capacity would have been even nicer. I'm considering getting one for my son, though I was thinking Linux instead of WinXP; I just can't see the Eee PC's slower main CPU and graphics processors keeping up with the demands of XP or XP-centric software.

Reading one of the Eee PC groups I saw that someone had rigged a small solar panel on top of his backpack to charge his 700-series Eee PC so he can use it to keep a journal of his trek across America. Very cool.

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I was looking at the ads and in one case (may have been a typo), the 'hard' drive had less capacity with the XP OS than it did with Linux which I thought was kinda strange... A friend of mine travels by air often and HATES weight -- Got him interested in one of these.
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Greetings from the Malibu Beach RV park via my Eee PC 900 running XP. This XP is the lite* version, and takes up less than 2GB on the 4GB operating system "drive". The other solid state drive is 16GB for programs, pictures, etc.

XP runs just like it does on my other computers. One person claimed at 15 second boot time, mine is 50 seconds as I have already starte to load flosum and jetsum.

* A special program is used to remove excess baggage from XP before loading.
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