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Hey, thinking about getting an Asus EEE.

Would just use it for notes, websurfing, basic coding, and some linux terminal stuff, so why buy or use a big notebook, when I can use one of these babys. Would probably throw in a 4 gig SD card, 1-2 gb of RAM, and maybe Ubuntu.

Whats your take on it? Worth the money? Or should I wait for the new generation to come out (Q2 of 2008, with 8 - 9 inch screens and Meroms).
    
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Hey, thinking about getting an Asus EEE.

Would just use it for notes, websurfing, basic coding, and some linux terminal stuff, so why buy or use a big notebook, when I can use one of these babys. Would probably throw in a 4 gig SD card, 1-2 gb of RAM, and maybe Ubuntu.

Whats your take on it? Worth the money? Or should I wait for the new generation to come out (Q2 of 2008, with 8 - 9 inch screens and Meroms).
i wouild say to also check out the everex cloudbook, but those seem to be MIA at this point. the new availability date is 2/21/08 (thursday).

anyway, if you do decide to go with an eee, i see countless recommendations that when installing any operating system, to always forego the swap file. this has to do with the finite number of writes that can be made to a solid-state disk, and apparently all the writes that a swap file will make to the drive will significantly decrease the life of the drive. this, as well as the limited storage space, is the sort of thing that would make me lean more in the direction of a HDD-based UMPC such as the cloudbook.

the prospect of an eee with a slightly larger screen and more powerful processor (and presumably larger storage space) does sound nice, though.
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The Everex is a joke, don't buy one. Seriously.

I like my little EEE 2G Surf. I have had it for a little over a month now and I can't really find anything I don't like about it other than the fact that it gets pretty hot sometimes.
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Thanks Korosu!

Just read the thread in your sig.

I wouldn't be too concerned with the processor, or the HDD.

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ASUS plans to introduce second-generation Eee PCs in April 2008, featuring Intel’s Merom processors. The new design will reduce power consumption by 36%, from 11 W TDP to 7 W TDP. ASUS may also remove the fan to further reduce power consumption and noise.
Found this on the EEE Wiki.

I thought the processors were a Yonah variant, but I didn't realize they were Donathan versions.

I think I will wait til April at least and probably pick one up then.
    
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I'm going to a Nokia N800 rather than the larger EEE. I looked at both thoroughly though. If I could afford both I would.
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I have the Asus EEE 2G Surf and it is awesome for simple tasks! I really like it for school (ie notes, websurfing, email etc)
I think it's a great buy and it's so portable and it comes in PINK!
I would definetley recommend it... totally worth the money
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I have the Asus EEE 2G Surf and it is awesome for simple tasks! I really like it for school (ie notes, websurfing, email etc)
I think it's a great buy and it's so portable and it comes in PINK!
I would definetley recommend it... totally worth the money
Thanks!

That is pretty much what it sounds like I would be using it for.

Regretfully pink is not my color, it just doesn't match any of my clothes.. ok, kidding.
    
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Yup, the EEE is definitely a great device. My main rig has been down for the last two days and all I've been on is the EEE.

Setting it in advanced mode in the default Xandros is more than enough to use on an average basis.
No need to install a bloated OS like XP...even if it is nLited, ugh!
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Yup, the EEE is definitely a great device. My main rig has been down for the last two days and all I've been on is the EEE.

Setting it in advanced mode in the default Xandros is more than enough to use on an average basis.
No need to install a bloated OS like XP...even if it is nLited, ugh!
XP FLP...
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I agree, the OS it comes with is great and it comes with a lot of fun things like frozen bubble which is hours of entertainment lol
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